Friday, August 1, 2008


I will be taking my first ride on Critical Mass tonight in Santa Monica. I'm new to biking so from what I understand, this event is pretty controversial. Bikers hate it because it can give biking a bad name. Drivers hate it because they cause gridlock. Cops hate it because presents a protest and lends itself to sometimes a pretty chaos. On the other hand, the bikers who go on this ride will go on it as a way of "taking back the streets". I don't really know what I feel about this ride. I've read about some pretty dangerous confrontations happening because of this ride and there are a lot of respected bikers who oppose this event. We'll see tonight.

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