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OT: My city (Burlington, VT) is hosting 1st critical mass

Old 03-25-08, 08:12 AM
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OT: My city (Burlington, VT) is hosting 1st critical mass

what should I expect?
I've heard stories about NY/Boston etc and I'm not exactly excited for the prospect of a bunch of people taking it too far and the police needing to be involved as a result
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Old 03-25-08, 08:25 AM
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We have small ones here, I think the largest was about 50-60. Average probably 20-30 when it's warm. Never had any problems with cops or the city. One time a guy driving by did throw a water bottle at us though.

I don't think anyone has real problems with the smaller groups. We'll stop when it makes sense to, and block traffic when it makes sense to. I wouldn't worry about it, especially for the first one.

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yeah new orleans is sort of the same, usually about 20-30 people show up. we've had a few clashes with cops on bigger rides, and when people are acting particularly idiotic, but outside of that it's usually just a nice ride.
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hey when is it?
sounds like a roadtrip, maybe i can stock up at the brewery too
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Invite some local cycling politicians if you want media fanfare.
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Friday, 6pm, city-hall fountain
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How is this off topic? Seems to me that SS/FG would be represented at a CM like any other bunch of cyclists
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
How is this off topic? Seems to me that SS/FG would be represented at a CM like any other bunch of cyclists
Who in the hell keeps reporting threads? Quit wasting everyone's time.
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uhh, actually burlington vt has had critical masses before..whatever hijinks scheduled for friday are certainly not the first..maybe the first since you started ridin bikes... i lived there for a spell a few years ago.
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I set it as OT because it probably belongs in the "advocacy & safety" but I don't know any of the people in that forum and it's scary
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Originally Posted by sirpoopalot View Post
uhh, actually burlington vt has had critical masses before..whatever hijinks scheduled for friday are certainly not the first..maybe the first since you started ridin bikes... i lived there for a spell a few years ago.
I've only lived here a year and was told it was the first. I know they've had "fun rides" for a long time which is almost the same thing, except not as directly representational of the politics of cycling.

also I started riding bikes when I was 6, as I'm sure most people have. I'm not really sure if that was supposed to be a jab at me or not, but I'm going to take the kindhearted route and assume you lived in Burlington 18+ years ago
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naah, they were mos def crit mass rides, i dunno of any "fun" rides though

i'm not sure when the first in btv was, the ones goin on a few years ago were def not the first, it looks like they may have died out for a bit, now resurrected

should be funnn tho
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WTF OT? Whos going nutso with the reporting. Leave the mods to do more important things.
 
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Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
WTF OT? Whos going nutso with the reporting. Leave the mods to do more important things.
I think the OP himself put it down as OT.
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Originally Posted by dobber View Post
I think the OP himself put it down as OT.
I definitely did.
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There wasn't a report, I was actually trying to participate in the thread. It looked interesting to me and I figured why not chime in? I was responding specifically to the OT in the title

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WTF OT? Whos going nutso with the reporting. Leave the mods to do more important things.
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hay how wuz teh mass?
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Never been to a critical mass in Burlington, but was at World Naked Bike Ride a year ago, and the police were watching, waving at us, but not interfering. We did take up the whole road just like a critical mass, but ya know naked. I would expect any ride in Burlington to be light hearted and fun. It's that kinda town.
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