I managed to pop my cherry on several things last night. I attended my first critical mass ride (atlanta), rode fixed for the first time, and drank a 40 in a public park for the first time. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with everything. For someone who was very skeptical of critical mass, I enjoyed it very much. Some d'ouche did still throw a sandbag at us, but one of the riders turned around and confronted him about it. I dont know how I feel about that, but what kind of an idiot confronts 200 cyclists whilst stopped in traffic? Riding fixed was very invigorating for me as well, and im loving the sense of oneness with the bike. The 38-16 t combo climbs the hills of downtown atlanta like a billy goat and I managed to ride at the front and off the front in mock pursuit whenever someone would "attack" the mass. That being said we waited up for the mass to keep up. Unfortunately I wont be in town for the next one, and i dont believe there is a critical mass lewisturd he he he. Give a holler if anyone else was out there last night.