[*BCM*] Parades vs. travelling on a bike
goannego at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 11:38:04 EST 2005
I have ridden with CM, and I monitor the list so taht some day when it becomes the
peaceful fun thing it says it wants to be, and isn't aggroboys (and some girls) yelling
at people, yelling at cars, disobeying traffic laws and blasting boom boxes I'll be back.
--- Lee Peters <lfpeters at gis.net> wrote:
> ....and so goes the endless debate between non-CM and CM. You non-CM
> er's can be so obvious, esp. when you scold. I wonder why you guys
> monitor our list. Is it because we, that participate in the ride, are
> vital and rich in our passion? Is it interesting for you to hear about
> our authentic adventure each month? Come on out and scold us live and
> in person & enjoy a genuine confrontation. The fun and the moment will
> take over, and no one will listen.
> Let's try to consider the un-organized gathering that produces
> congestion and delays on the streets EVERY DAY, TWICE A DAY. It is
> called rush hour traffic. No penalties for this individual, but
> congruent behavior when the citizen is in their car. The laws don't
> include the biker in a way that advocates for this superior form of
> transport. The design of the streets are often anti-bike too. There is
> no representation, in the mean streets, except once a month.
> I would be curious to know what was the activism or were conditions that
> created the bicycle paradises of Amsterdam or Berlin. Was it an annual
> "fun ride" through Somerville with a bunch of hippies? Was it the
> un-subsidized gasoline? Was it a critical number of bike-auto
> accidents? Was there a protest or demonstration, or a monthly parade?
> Was it a reality of a dense urban environment?
> Peace to all, because you bike.
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I know exactly what I want right now. I want a hot shower, and I want the Clash. - me. 3/4/05, 7:42 a.m.
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