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Critical Mass Ride In Washington D.C. Today?(11 posts)

Critical Mass Ride In Washington D.C. Today?Gregory Taylor
Apr 19, 2002 9:32 AM
I saw this in the Washington Post today...the bit about the Critical Mass ride is a couple of paragraphs down in the article.

Anyone know about this?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11820-2002Apr18.html
I saw it toopmf1
Apr 19, 2002 9:42 AM
Maybe look at WABA website.

I hope no one confuses me as one when I'm commuting home tonight.
Critical Mass Rides give cyclist a bad nameRanierBeer
Apr 19, 2002 10:22 AM
Critical mass rides give cyclist a bad name by holding up traffic. Critical mass isn't about the joy of cycling.
Noooo....I'm not touching that one. I was only looking for...Gregory Taylor
Apr 19, 2002 10:27 AM
...a little information so I can plan my (bike) route out of D.C. accordingly.
Noooo....I'm not touching that one. I was only looking for...pmf1
Apr 19, 2002 10:53 AM
Maybe the lightening will finish them all off.
Wow....it is getting nasty. The weather radar....Gregory Taylor
Apr 19, 2002 10:54 AM
...shows a decent set of storms that should blow through shortly. Yup. They will be wet.
Wow....it is getting nasty. The weather radar....pmf1
Apr 19, 2002 11:12 AM
Man, its raining toads. The wind is howling. The sky is black. Hail is falling. When does the metro allow bikes on? 7:00 pm? Hopefully it'll blow over by the time my late meeting ends. Sure hate to be out there now.
yes it is..jrm
Apr 19, 2002 1:13 PM
Not here though..jrm
Apr 19, 2002 1:15 PM
But it a tad cooler..and windy..ahhh a 15 mph tailwind on the way home...cool.
It has cleared up...Gregory Taylor
Apr 19, 2002 1:21 PM
and it looks like a nice evening (sort of). This is the second day in a row for thunderstorms. I didn't get stuck in the rain yesterday...but I was still covered with road grime, etc., from the wet roads. And I'd just cleaned up the bike...
Saw that pack o' idiots on the way homepmf1
Apr 22, 2002 6:16 AM
I left work at 5:30. Rode out onto 17-th to see a huge snarled traffic jam. I had to ride on the sidewalk to make it down to Constitution. Things were hopelessly jammed there. Right then, crossing onto 17-th, I see these protester dorks. They're wearing cool grunge clothes and bandanas on their faces (like anyone cares who they are). No helmets of course. DC cops on bikes are following and keeping traffic at bay. One motions to me to join them and I told him to go home. Traffic was hopelessly messed up for miles up I-66 into town and I suspect miles in the other direction. Thanks to these 40-50 guys, thousands of people got home at least an hour late on Friday night, hundreds of gallons of gas was wasted, the air became more polluted and 25 DC cops drew overtime pay..

The social cost of this is enormous. Think they made any friends or got sympathy for their cause (whatever that is) that night?

Apparently they were later arrested when they failed to obey traffic laws.