[*BCM*] Bostoncriticalmass Digest, Vol 54, Issue 4
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Sat Dec 13 23:04:18 EST 2008
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> 1. Re: writing a bike story, looking for voices (Steph Koyfman)
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> Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 07:54:25 -0800 (PST)
> From: Steph Koyfman <koyfman at bu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [*BCM*] writing a bike story, looking for voices
> To: jb fentner <symboliceon at hotmail.com>, BCM
> <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
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> That's alright, I'm really not offended. I'm sure you feel elated by your premature judgments (they felt a little knee-jerk to me), and so I think I see a beautiful, mutually beneficial relationship budding out of this. You're right, by the way. I don't ride a bike. I walk. I've also nearly been hit by cars (and bikers). Though your point is valid, I think the real core of what you're saying applies to just about anyone - that politics have nothing to do with survival. I guess the only difference is that I've never experienced it on a bike - so maybe that does make me a little ignorant - but I can't be everywhere at once. It was a school assignment that brought this on, but you're wrong in assuming that it's all it necessarily has to be. I also really don't care about getting an edge over other people, but I'm sure that's something you know all about.
> Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone for your responsiveness so far (even you, JB). If I knew everything there was to know about bikes, I guess I probably wouldn't be asking in the first place. I will be writing this, by the way, from my own limited perspective. I'm pretty sure that happens all the time. If you think you can do a better job JB, I doubt that there's anyone that would stop you from writing it, and it might even help you get over your entitlement issue.
> --- On Sat, 12/13/08, spikemccue at gmail.com <spikemccue at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: spikemccue at gmail.com <spikemccue at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: Re: [*BCM*] writing a bike story, looking for voices
>> To: "jb fentner" <symboliceon at hotmail.com>, koyfman at bu.edu, "BCM" <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
>> Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 6:53 AM
>> Theres too much asshole in that to even begin to break down
>> On Dec 13, 2008 3:23am, jb fentner
>> <symboliceon at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> ehm, can you just answer this one little question?
>>> ya didn't mention a damn thing regarding whether
>> or not you actually ride
>> a bike in this city. generally speaking, i think you're
>> probably full of
>> sh*t and, even if you do ride a bike, you're a
>> sidewalker. so, the
>> question: do you ride a bike? is this "enterprise
>> story" regarding
>> *cough* "bike reform" something you even remotely
>> give two shits about or
>> did you just happen to think it would be the idea that
>> gives you an edge
>> over the average BU student's absolute BS? if you want
>> some input.. if you
>> REALLY give a shit.. you'll get on a bike and actually
>> see what the rest of
>> us have to deal with on a daily basis. politics have
>> borderline nothing to
>> do with the choices you make on the road. you do what you
>> need to do to
>> survive when you're thrown in to situations that
>> require it.
>>> but i guess someone who's maybe been on a bike
>> once or twice and barely
>> understands the english language has more of a right to
>> talk about that
>> than anyone else.
>>> *cough* *laugh* *cough*
>>> you're an idiot.
>>>> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:16:23 -0800
>>>> From: koyfman at bu.edu
>>>> To: list at bostoncriticalmass.org
>>>> Subject: [*BCM*] writing a bike story, looking
>> for voices
>>>> Hello all -
>>>> I'ma journalism student at BU writing my
>> enterprise story on the bike
>> reform movement in Boston - this has mostly to do with
>> Menino electing
>> Nicole Freedman, what her life has been about, and how this
>> creates a
>> conversation with existing movements around the city. As
>> you've probably
>> already guessed, I would love to have your input on this. I
>> already talked
>> to Adam, who was listed on the site as the leader but he
>> told me I might
>> strike more gold speaking with any of you.
>>>> I probably won't be sitting down to actually
>> write this until Saturday.
>> If you can get back to me at all by then, it would be much
>>>> The questions so far:
>>>> -When and where did Critical Mass take its roots?
>> What were the
>> conditions that prompted this? (I actually think I met the
>> guy that coined
>> the phrase in a documentary, sitting in a loft in SoHo, he
>> was pretty old
>> so I'm assuming it's been around for awhile.)
>>>> -What is the overriding philosophy of CM?
>>>> -What do you believe is the extent of your
>>>> -How have people responded to you?
>>>> -Are you involved with the City of Boston, either
>> directly or
>>>> -How do you feel about Mayor Menino's bike
>>>> Again, I realize how short notice this is - my
>> thanks in advance.
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