Friday, June 26, 2009

Critical Mass

Okay So today Nelson and I were a part of something called Critical Mass. This was Nelson's second time and my first. Boy, what an experience it was.
We started by gathering at the Art Gallery. There were so
many people with bikes. The cling cling of the bike bells ringing constantly.

We began by riding up Howe toward the Granville Street bridge. Riders who have done this many times, know the drill. At every light a few riders will block the way so no cars or pedestrians can get by. I would not want to be the car waiting for 1000 bikes to pass through the light before being able to go again.

When you get to the top of the Granville Street Bridge you are suppose to lift your bike up over your head in victory, not really sure why, but it is very funny.

Love the view from the Bridge.

Then we continued on west 4th street and turn right onto Burrard. Many very interesting poeple and there bikes. One guy had rigged up speakers on his bike and attached small MacDonald toys in cars. He had tons of great old music such as The Beach Boys.

When we got to the top of the Burrad Street Bridge we waited again for the bikes to gather. It was pretty funny the things you saw.

A few people
were climbing
the bridge
to see the
sea of people
on bikes and
to take

Finally we continued on down the streets of downtown Vacouver. Overall, an unforgetable time. It was so great to feel a part of community with people, no matter how crazy it was.

Look forward to the next time we will be part of Critcal Mass.
Hope to see you there too!!

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