Also, I hate biking even more (the area I live in has lots of hills and that = sucks for me because I hate biking up hills). Also, I do not want to be sweaty when I arrive at places where hygiene matters, such as church or work.
Last edited by tacomancer; 07-09-10 at 08:33 AM.
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Don't know much about them, but from what I read after reading the thread, and the videos I've seen, they look like dicks who are just trying to cause a scene. Trying to piss people off. Deliberately blocking traffic. Deliberately disobeying traffic laws. Deliberately causing accidents.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
Critical Mass strikes me as little more than a "legitimate" reason to be a jerk to other people, probably for no nobler a cause than to let off steam at complete strangers for some fundamental lack of control over their own lives. If they weren't doing it on bikes then they'd be driving too slow in the passing lane, farting on public elevators, exposing their genitalia to strangers or trolling internet forums.
Creeps are creeps wherever they are.
Last edited by Cardinal; 07-09-10 at 01:37 PM.
I found this description from a Critical Mass website (I don't know if it's the Critical Mass website or not).
First, it begins with the large boldface:
but then just a few sentences later it's followed byCritical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road.
How they expect people to "assert cyclists' right to the road" without trying to tie up traffic or be confrontational with motorists is utterly beyond me. Maybe I'm missing a middle way here. Otherwise their objective seems naive at best or completely disingenuous at worst.CM is intended to be a celebration, not an opportunity to cause trouble. Those who want to try to tie up traffic as much as possible and be confrontational with motorists are missing the point. We can assert our right to the road without being rude about it. Focus on the ride, not on the cars that also happen to be on the road.
The Critical Mass site | old list of ALL cm bike rides in the world
Last edited by Cardinal; 07-09-10 at 01:47 PM.