Water dripping on a rock can wear a hole into it in time.
A ton of water dumped on a rock does nothing.
I believe that individual cyclists who demonstrate competant traffic skills day after day do more to influence people than an occasional critical mass, which appears for a moment, then vanishes.
I would like to get all critical mass participants to commit to a daily demonstration of commuting alone on their bikes, flowing and blending competantly with traffic.
Perhaps the best thing about Critical Mass is the power that comes by joining forces. But I can't see what their strategy of crowding the streets is going to accomplish. It's sort of like yelling when you get frustrated: it feels good for a moment, but doesn't help the problem much.
After all, motorists have their own "critical mass" every day. All their "demonstration" does to influence us cyclists is convince us there are too many cars.
On the other hand, there is power in numbers.
Last edited by LittleBigMan; 05-11-01 at 05:27 PM.