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Old 09-24-02, 05:38 PM   #1
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critical mass stories

I am doing a research paper for my college english class on critical mass, and I was hoping to get some stories, good or bad, from people who have participated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-24-02, 05:50 PM   #2
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Check through the archives. You may find stories, opinions and insights into the participants.

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Old 09-24-02, 09:33 PM   #3
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Or go into Google and search for the keywords: "counterproductive", "illegal bicycling maneuvers", and "anarchy on two wheels".

May the flames begin !!!
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hey Andy, i like your perspective (although i rarely agreee with you) because you make things interesting...

but come on... i know you can say something more constructive and a little less Rush Limbaugh...

P.S. yeah, search the forums. i have posted at least one CM story about the police ramming a girl on a bike with a patrol car "for the safety of the community" as she was riding in the middle lane of a residential street going the correct direction with virtually no traffic (she failed to move to the right lane as instructed by the officers, which was an error) but "near-deadly" force by ramming with a patrol car was NOT warranted and VERY dangerous.

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Old 09-25-02, 07:57 AM   #5
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hey Andy, i like your perspective (although i rarely agreee with you) because you make things interesting...
Hey, gotta have some fun, huh?
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In 30 or 40 years, many of the rest of you will see CM riders as I do--as bigger heroes of and for cycling than Eddy Merckx, Beryl Burton, and Lance Armstrong combined. Every movement for social change needs a cutting edge, if only to make the rest of us seem more reasonable. Watch Portland area news this week--see if their genius police chief and mayor again overenforce around the September CM ride. Hmm, wonder if the city could be sued by the victim of a crime committed during that event who couldn't get a cop when they called?
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In 30 or 40 years, many of the rest of you will see CM riders as I do--as bigger heroes of and for cycling than Eddy Merckx, Beryl Burton, and Lance Armstrong combined.
Uh, NO!!
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