[*BCM*] Bostoncriticalmass Digest, Vol 46, Issue 16
skoosh at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 13:07:02 EDT 2008
> I have circumnavigated the world on a bike (see www.new-millennium-ride.org).
thanks for establishing you credentials, we now know we can take you as
a Very Serious Rider involved in Very Serious Things.
> I am an advocate for biking and sharing the road: sharing the road with motorized vehicles, pedestrians, ox-carts, camels, etc.? I ride 250 to 300 miles a week.? I usually get in one century a week, often two.? I spend a lot of time biking and, obviously, many hours on our city streets and country roads.
Interesting, but irrelevant. Last I checked, there isnt a charter for
Critical Mass, there isnt a political end. It's a ride. Some (most)
riders ride within the law, some dont. Some riders are like you, Serious
Riders, some are completely casual.
Folks ride for their own reasons, and it always strikes me entertaining
when opinions like yours from Serious People are put forward that
Critical Mass must put forward the Grand Interests of The Cause. Perhaps
we should only ride type-A street rides, and ban art bikes, radios,
laughter, and smiling? After all cycling advocacy is serious
business.... Perhaps the only participants for Critical Mass should be
people who commute to work by bike 5 days a week?
It's just about the bike and riding. If you want to advance The Cause,
critical mass may not be your best platform.
btw, your site referenced above doesnt resolve from Comcast's network.
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