Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Growing pains for Critical Mass
I hope no bicyclist overlooks Rydel's comments about last week's Miami Critical Mass ride. Here's one of the staunchest supporters of the ride telling us that a good thing is in danger of being ruined by a few jerks. To come at this from another angle, let me say that group riding requires a certain discipline -- and the larger the group the more discipline is needed. Each rider needs to take responsibility not only for the safety of self but also for the others. Designated pace-setters, corkers, and other cool heads are important, even in a ride that de-emphasizes leadership. Please don't be a hothead or a showoff. Keep these rides sweet, eh?
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