[*BCM*] Why do you ride in CM?
goannego at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 6 22:40:20 EST 2005
I used to like riding in CM. A lot. But.....
--- turtle <turtle at zworg.com> wrote:
> Ok, another question for those who LIKE riding in Critical Mass:
> When you choose to participate in Critical Mass rides what is your
> PRIMARY motivating philosophy?
> Protesting (using civil disobedience) specific laws that I see as
> discriminating against bicyclists.
I haven't figured out how CM actually does this. Because if they laws get enforced
against CM, they squeal, and if they don't there doesn't seem to be much civil
> Protesting (by mere presence on the streets) policies that encourage
> automobile use.
I do this every day when i ride my bike around. Not to mention inviting lots of friends
to come biking with me.
> Demonstrating (in a positive way) that biking is a fun, healthy,
> social, and more efficient/convenient way to travel.
See prior answer.
> Hanging out with my friends and partying!
See two answers ago.
> Protection! Same reason small fish swim in schools.
I don't feel protected in a CM. This is because a) there always was an element that was
intent on being jerks, which didn't make me feel safe either in their presence, or that
other people would not feel aggravated and insult/consider harming me/us.
And b) even if that element behaved, the slowness, noise pollution of the boom boxes, and
general inattention of CM riders made me feel less safe than just pedalling away on my
> Revenge... "Two wheels good! Four wheels bad!"
Revenge? Not my motivation for much, and certainly not for riding my bike.
> I like to be the center of attention! (See my purple hair and/or my
Definitely not for me.
> It's the best way to cruise for chicks/guys.
My boyfriend would be appalled. And come to think of it, so would I.
> I never really thought about it. I guess I'm just a lemming!
> Any secondary reasons?
> who wants to assure everyone that some of those answers are intended to
> be humorous!
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