Originally Posted by baj32161
This is just another reason I will NEVER attend a critical mass ride.
What is another reason? That the cops in NYC are a bunch of thugs? Or are you afraid of getting a ticket? I don't understand. Here in San Francisco, the cops gave up trying to stop Critical Mass and instead they send out a few motorcycle cops who mainly seem to be there just in case there are any serious altercations. All you naysayers and complainers can whine and moan about the anarchy of Critical Mass, but really, it only happens once a month and if people are patient the whole thing passes through in a few minutes and all the car people can continue on their merry way. It's fun. What more goal do we need other than once a month seeing how beautiful it would be if bikes were the majority rather than cars?
Why can't we have one city in this country that is free from car traffic? Right... all the car people would complain that we are taking away their god given right to drive. But I guess there is no right to ride a bike free of morons talking on cell phones and driving 2 ton killing machines, polluting the air we breathe and killing some 40,000 people a year in the USA alone (not to mention all the road kill animals).
Okay, I'm stepping down off my soap box. Which is made of sustainably harvested timber and used to contain handmade organic soap locally made and not tested on animals, but damn, the water I used with the soap came from the evil Hetch Hetchy dam... Ah, it's so nice to live on the Left Coast instead of in the Big Fascist Apple.