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iforgotmename 02-06-12 04:26 PM

Jan Cleveland Critical Mass
 
We had a turnout of about 80 for the Jan ride...good times:thumb:

thestoutdog 02-06-12 04:40 PM

I just watched your video,iforgotmename and I have to say that looks like fun. Consider me in for this month's unless something crazy happens.

iforgotmename 02-06-12 04:45 PM

Make sure to leave some time to visit Great Lakes.

thestoutdog 02-06-12 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by iforgotmename (Post 13817660)
Make sure to leave some time to visit Great Lakes.

Yes, this time I'm in for GLBC!

freighttraininguphill 02-07-12 01:51 PM

Another work of art! :thumb: I swear, you have the best music videos I've ever seen, hands down! Keep up the good work! :)

Contrary to what some people on here might believe, I do appreciate a well made short film with music. Your videos are the epitome of that!

Doohickie 02-07-12 01:55 PM

Had some fun with the editing software, did ya?

Looks like a good group.

iforgotmename 02-07-12 11:29 PM

Thanks freight...but no work of art just some fun:thumb:

@ Doohickie...Yo betcha:p

Buck_O 02-08-12 02:07 AM

Sorry, but i will never ride in a Critical Mass event. Ever.
I think they are counter productive, and serve to cause the exact situations they are trying to attempt to prevent. I.E. Critical Mass pisses off people who are inconvenienced by having to wait for the "Mass" to move, and those same people retaliate by driving like an ass around a single lone cyclist.

To me its like trying to bring awareness to fire safety, by going around and setting a bunch of random arson fires.

I think its much better to be a responsible cyclist, and police other cyclists that ride like D-Bags, and explain to them why riding down the middle of the road on a hill is a bad idea, and explain how their poor choices sets a bad example for other cyclists behaviors, and will cause the average motorist to find fault with any cyclist he can, putting both their lives at risk.

Sorry, dont mean to wizz in your cheerios. But as a cyclist, this is one "pro-cycling" thing i simply can not reasonably, or logically stand behind.

Neil_B 02-08-12 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Buck_O (Post 13824430)
Sorry, but i will never ride in a Critical Mass event. Ever.
I think they are counter productive, and serve to cause the exact situations they are trying to attempt to prevent. I.E. Critical Mass pisses off people who are inconvenienced by having to wait for the "Mass" to move, and those same people retaliate by driving like an ass around a single lone cyclist.

To me its like trying to bring awareness to fire safety, by going around and setting a bunch of random arson fires.

I think its much better to be a responsible cyclist, and police other cyclists that ride like D-Bags, and explain to them why riding down the middle of the road on a hill is a bad idea, and explain how their poor choices sets a bad example for other cyclists behaviors, and will cause the average motorist to find fault with any cyclist he can, putting both their lives at risk.

Sorry, dont mean to wizz in your cheerios. But as a cyclist, this is one "pro-cycling" thing i simply can not reasonably, or logically stand behind.

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with you, but large group and charity rides have the same effect on traffic.

freighttraininguphill 02-08-12 10:47 AM

I won't ride in our local Critical Mass rides because they really do create friction between cyclists and motorists. There have been several incidents reported on the news.

I used to follow them at a distance, and I witnessed one of the incidents. What I saw and what was posted on the CM members' YouTube video were two different things.

However, I have watched every one of iforgotmename's Critical Mass videos, and it looks like most of the rides are done on deserted streets. Maybe it's the editing, but I don't see the tension that I've witnessed in person here in Sacramento.

iforgotmename 02-08-12 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buck_O (Post 13824430)
Sorry, but i will never ride in a Critical Mass event. Ever.
I think they are counter productive, and serve to cause the exact situations they are trying to attempt to prevent. I.E. Critical Mass pisses off people who are inconvenienced by having to wait for the "Mass" to move, and those same people retaliate by driving like an ass around a single lone cyclist.

To me its like trying to bring awareness to fire safety, by going around and setting a bunch of random arson fires.

I think its much better to be a responsible cyclist, and police other cyclists that ride like D-Bags, and explain to them why riding down the middle of the road on a hill is a bad idea, and explain how their poor choices sets a bad example for other cyclists behaviors, and will cause the average motorist to find fault with any cyclist he can, putting both their lives at risk.

Sorry, dont mean to wizz in your cheerios. But as a cyclist, this is one "pro-cycling" thing i simply can not reasonably, or logically stand behind.

You can't judge that of which you don't know.

I ride CM often and have seen mostly positive experiences from the community.

To blame CM for some driver being an idiot is ridiculous...motorists treat each other with very little respect. Why would they treat cyclists any different? Have you ever slowly approached a red light while driving only to have another motorist fly by you to get to the light? Unfortunately it is in most humans to be impatient and rude while driving, Critical Mass did not create that. You don't have to like what we do nor do you need to get on your internet soapbox...just sayin.

Have fun policing other cyclists.

It's not the editing freight, we have had a couple of aggressive drivers but that is the norm around here. I get beeped at for simply riding in the road. As you have seen in my videos we get a lot of supportive honks and yells from people in the neighborhood.

freighttraininguphill 02-08-12 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iforgotmename (Post 13825730)
It's not the editing freight, we have had a couple of aggressive drivers but that is the norm around here. I get beeped at for simply riding in the road. As you have seen in my videos we get a lot of supportive honks and yells from people in the neighborhood.

Cool! Yes I definitely noticed the friendly honks and cheers, and like I said earlier I don't see the tension between cyclists and motorists that I see here.

This city is a bit more uptight than the Bay Area though. I often feel I would be more at home down there (especially with the hills! :D), due to the more accepting attitudes.

A severely disabled friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was born and raised in the Bay Area. He now lives up here about a mile away from me. He told me recently that people here aren't friendly like they are down there.


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