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    Senior Member chicbicyclist's Avatar
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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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    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Extort View Post
    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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    Don't be hate'n.
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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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