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Old 03-27-09, 06:33 AM   #1
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What's the San Diego Critical Mass like?

I'm entertaining the idea of joining tonight's CM. I have read about all the negatives about the event so I'm all okay with kind of info. I know it can be loud and aparty like atmosphere. I know about the drama and stuff(that's to be expected when you have so many young people) but I'm only there so I could experience it at least once.

1) What I want to know is how many riders are usually present?

2) How are the police? Are they gung ho about red-lights/stop signs? I've seen some videos and I'm surprised they actually provide some sort of escort, lol. Are they a more hands off approach and simply makes sure no ones start any ****(vandalism, assault, theft, etc)?

3) How long are the rides, usually? Like, how many miles should I expect to complete the ride?

This is my first CM, so any help would be appreciated!

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Old 03-27-09, 08:36 AM   #2
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If you're asking those kinds of questions, it makes me wonder what are your motives for wanting to join such a ride?
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They probably want to do the CM ride for the same reason I bought a $40 shot of tequila yesterday... to be able to have the experience...

Unfortunately, I have not participated in a CM ride so I cannot provide information. Play it safe and stop at the stop signs/red lights unless you are in the middle of a big group which is blowing through them.
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They probably want to do the CM ride for the same reason I bought a $40 shot of tequila yesterday... to be able to have the experience...

Unfortunately, I have not participated in a CM ride so I cannot provide information. Play it safe and stop at the stop signs/red lights unless you are in the middle of a big group which is blowing through them.
Haha. So did I! We ate at El Agave last night. Check out the tequila menu (at the bottom of the page).
http://www.elagave.signonsandiego.com/tequila.html
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So how was it??



(the ride...or the tequila )
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SDCM is fun times. always tons of people.
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I disagree. I hate Critical Mass.
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$40 shot of tequila?
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Tequila

Very much a creamy or oily texture with a smooth agave nectar flavor with hints of vanilla. There was only a hint of oak and the standard smokiness of tequilas aged for longer periods, which was very surprising. It did not match very well with the Stone Pale Ale I ordered to accompany it because of the hoppy bitterness. I found myself wishing for a more malty Double Bock as the sweetness those beers present would have been a better counterpart to the tequila.

I enjoyed this tequila while relaxing on the beachfront deck at the Coronado Hotel waiting for the sun to dip below the La Jolla cliffs...
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