If five score or so of us write in response to Linda Clay's editorial today about the Silver Comet Trail, somebody is bound to get published. Ms. Clay give some common sense advice on safety for women on the trail. Among the things she listed: Travel in packs Stay in populated areas along the trail Carry pepper spray Bring a big German Shepard. Conspiculously absent was a recommendation that women bring a firearm to defend themselves against murdering rapists. Strange. Remember when writing the image you wish to project.