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LACM 5/29
Thread started by 2zRescue at 05.28.09 - 8:48 am

This will be my 1st LACM so I am totally looking forward to it!

Does anyone know what the course will be? Anyone doing spoke cards?

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no route or spoke cards at LACM.



funanu
05.28.09 - 8:50 am

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TY what time does it usually wrap up, and is there an end destination?

I have friends that want to join up around 9pm. Think it will be possible for them to join up or are they SOL?



2zRescue
responding to a comment by funanu
05.28.09 - 9:03 am

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LACM ended at the people's ride for a period of time, but lately it hasn't been. If your friend wants to meet up at 9, I'd suggest they do the people's ride unless they want to try finding you around the city.



imachynna
responding to a comment by 2zRescue
05.28.09 - 9:06 am

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Sweet! TY for the info.



2zRescue
05.28.09 - 9:17 am

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i believe someone gives twitter updates for the LACM route



sshagy
05.28.09 - 9:33 am

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"LACM ended at the people's ride for a period of time, but lately it hasn't been."

Holly fuck!!! You mean LACM is back?!?!?!?!?! Damn I've been missing her! I haven't been to it for two months now cause I feel it's been defanged. Maybe it's started growing back it's toofs?



User1
responding to a comment by imachynna
05.28.09 - 12:39 pm

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LACM is run by a band of covert bike nazis who put on airs to make it appear as if we have no route and move with whim and...i better shut up now.



kryxtanicole
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05.28.09 - 12:49 pm

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Well lets take the ride away from these Nazis? We'll just band together in a bigger group and squash these Nazis!!! I want to put people in charge who were never in charge.

Lettuce due et!!!



User1
responding to a comment by kryxtanicole
05.28.09 - 1:28 pm

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last lacm. I saw some random guy trying to take the ride certain directions. and someone else who is very much so a regular rider would yell dont follow him he is trying to hi jack the ride. to me if the ride does not have a route it should be impossable to hi jack. and also if you have your own weekly rides maybe you should let someone new give leading a try.



buckchin
responding to a comment by User1
05.28.09 - 1:47 pm

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Motherfucker!! I wish I was there! Let's get the ride out of these peoples hands! I'll be keeping a heads up on this. I'm not interested in controlling the ride, I'm just interested in getting the control wrestled away from these "regulars".



User1
responding to a comment by buckchin
05.28.09 - 2:10 pm

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i too heard a regular shouting over the megaphone to "NOT follow them"



AIDS66
05.28.09 - 2:16 pm

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I like where this is going...



kryxtanicole
responding to a comment by AIDS66
05.28.09 - 2:35 pm

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i like the idea of constantly moving...but at a slow pace...go in one direction until we stop...turn.. etc...



pretti*ugli
responding to a comment by kryxtanicole
05.28.09 - 2:40 pm

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you mean moving at a pace where we don't leave people behind since we're supposed to be a CRITICAL MASS of cyclists. Yeah.



kryxtanicole
responding to a comment by pretti*ugli
05.28.09 - 3:02 pm

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Woah Woah Woah.....

You mean we can go slower than 892 miles per hour on a ride and the universe won't collapse?

Somebody alert the hipsters!
This is BIG NEWS!

Butt cereally joo guise... If you can't slow it down for ONE NIGHT of the whole month.... GTFO

20mph uphill = UR DOING IT WRONG

This aint wolfpack
This aint bicyclovers
This is CRITICAL MASS



TheDude
responding to a comment by kryxtanicole
05.28.09 - 3:39 pm

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So we're all in agreement this month.
Where's Barleye to naysay the concept of a more relaxed CM? hahaha.



kryxtanicole
responding to a comment by TheDude
05.28.09 - 3:51 pm

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I naysay nothing....I ride and have a good time.



barleye
responding to a comment by kryxtanicole
05.28.09 - 4:06 pm

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That wasn't the case in the last few months, but that's good to hear! Three cheers for a fun LACM tomorrow!



kryxtanicole
responding to a comment by barleye
05.28.09 - 4:09 pm

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Print these out and hand them to drivers if you want. I have tossed them inside the sun roofs of cars and car windows at red lights.



barleye
05.28.09 - 4:25 pm

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I have adopted that philosophy in my life and run most of my errands on my bike these days, still can't give up the 4 wheels though :( Not really looking to hassle the Man... I mean Drivers (but I like the message), just looking to ride with cool ppl and have fun in the dark.

I do find it ironic the the Peoples Ride which says "It is similar to Critical Mass in scope and ideology" and "reminding the LA car culture that there is another alternative."

yet say "IF YOU DRIVE THERE, DO NOT PARK IN THE RITE AID LOT. THEY WILL TOW."

DRIVE THERE? Doesn't the kind of kill the message? Just say'n.



2zRescue
responding to a comment by barleye
05.28.09 - 6:40 pm

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the last two lacm's i've been on have ended at people's ride, but maybe that was just the group i was with. things tend to break up towards the end.

either way, i'll be at both. or wherever the wineflu takes me.



slowrighthand
05.28.09 - 6:48 pm

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I don't think so.. I mean people have lots of reasons to drive to a bike ride. No reason to exclude them because of that. And these drivers are exploring alternative transportation by bringing bikes, no?



will
05.28.09 - 6:49 pm

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:)



imachynna
responding to a comment by slowrighthand
05.28.09 - 6:53 pm

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woo



slowrighthand
responding to a comment by imachynna
05.28.09 - 7:00 pm

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swinefloo woo!



imachynna
responding to a comment by slowrighthand
05.28.09 - 7:02 pm

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chynnwoo floo!



slowrighthand
responding to a comment by imachynna
05.28.09 - 7:04 pm

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Is anyone from the SFV going to meet up at the north hollywood station?I'm going to be there tomorrow. I'll be looking nice and scene, with a green death to the pixies shirt. I live on white oak and burbank, so i'm going to be in that latter. i've never been to CM, in fact this will be my second ride.

Very looking forward to this.





Conspirate
05.28.09 - 7:40 pm

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Haha, chynnwoo floo!
Funny funny



imachynna
responding to a comment by slowrighthand
05.28.09 - 7:42 pm

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LACM is fun. Dont let this thread deter you from showing up and having a good time.


LACM used to end at the start of the poeples ride around 9:30, lately they have been riding longer and skipping the peoples ride. There is however always a large group that ditches LACM for peoples at some point.


LACM does not have liquor stops and if you have to pee you're gonna have to wait cause in the last few months they just

don't stop very often.





stillline
05.28.09 - 7:50 pm

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I've never been on a CM ride where they don't stop after an hour or two for a pee break. I seriously doubt that's a problem. The problem is these "regulars" that control the ride. You wana help me put these a-holes in check Matt? I'm recruiting ridazz to help me out. We just want to give other people a chance to control where the ride goes. You don't have to direct the ride, just keep an eye out for these a-holes. You know who's a regular and who's not.



User1
responding to a comment by stillline
05.28.09 - 9:17 pm

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i'll be looking nice and scene. too.

i'mma dress up as a mod yardie skinhead.

you even know...



coldcut
05.28.09 - 9:38 pm

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Any riders Near Eagle Rock, or Glendale going to LACM tomorrow?
i plan on going with my girlfriend and another friend.
its going to be our second ride..
Anyone near that area mind meeting up and rolling together?



LionSaciDking
05.28.09 - 11:26 pm

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hollywood western any1...?



emzeelok
05.28.09 - 11:30 pm

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@ user1: im on board with ya bro, ive noticed over the last couple months that LACM is not truly a leaderless ride, there have been a handful of times when myself and others in the front of the pack turn left and someone (usually a regular) yells at us to not hijack the ride and they turn right. all in all it would be nice if the ride went how it's intended but i'm not going to shove a stick up my butt over some regulars who are really just trying to prevent LACM from being the 30 minute ride > 45 minute liquor stop > rinse and repeat, that it started to become around 6 months ago



sshagy
05.28.09 - 11:41 pm

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cool! Look for me, I'll have a t-shirt that saids "Self Serve" and an image like this one. Yeah I'm not one for getting all militant either, but I do fight for what I believe to be an injustice.



User1
responding to a comment by sshagy
05.29.09 - 12:21 am

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Damn, I wanna lead this!



tallcans4tallbikes
05.29.09 - 7:37 am

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you're silly! It would be cool if you did another valley ride...



kryxtanicole
responding to a comment by tallcans4tallbikes
05.29.09 - 8:08 am

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It's time to put some IRREGULAR regulation on these wannabe, REGULAR regulators.

I say you go on up to these clowns and give them a taste of that outdoor philosophy you've been preaching to the young 'uns down there in Long Beach.

ALLAN, ALLAN, HE'S OUR MAN. IF HE CAN'T DO IT, HE'S GETTING TRASHCANNED!!!

Okay, I just got finished watching all, four Bring It On movies, BITE ME.



bentstrider
responding to a comment by User1
05.29.09 - 8:10 am

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I say this every month, I really hope LACM does not end at the peoples ride. The peoples ride sucks ass.



funanu
05.29.09 - 8:17 am

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Will all the CM's meet up together in some place at the end?



UnknownFX
05.29.09 - 8:34 am

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i doubt that will happen. only a few times has lacm and vcm ever met up.



funanu
responding to a comment by UnknownFX
05.29.09 - 8:53 am

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It will meet up again when I capture Hellfire in a pickle jar, then shatter it in the middle of the street!!!!



bentstrider
responding to a comment by funanu
05.29.09 - 8:57 am

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ur lucky! You can lead two rides. You could lead the CM in Fluffaville too!



User1
responding to a comment by tallcans4tallbikes
05.29.09 - 9:45 am

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Adam, the point is that no one should be leading the ride. It should go by consensus. Some people just have a hard time grasping that concept. I'm here to help them! :-)

BTW, thanks for getting my name spelled correctly.



User1
responding to a comment by bentstrider
05.29.09 - 9:49 am

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LACM is not about who leads what where. It's about the journey damnit!!!!! I love you. LACM is about the thundering of thunder-thighs as hordes of bicyxuals turn the lonely plains of Angels into a festering breeding ground of awesome. I love you. We're gonna do it fucking wonderful, we're gonna do it fucking loud; not because someone leads us there, but because LA deserves to feel our CM!! I love you!!



Eric Hair
responding to a comment by User1
05.29.09 - 6:20 pm

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LACM leaders you FAILED time to step over. we rode 5 miles and stopped twice. shit i rode more getting to LACM.



AIDS66
05.29.09 - 11:09 pm

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damn that sucks. lacm has gone to shit.



funanu
responding to a comment by AIDS66
05.29.09 - 11:13 pm

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There was a girl taking picture of different ridazz and well where can we see those pics :) I think I will always prefer my 1st & 2nd Critical Mass over any other critical mass rides that I plan to attend to in the future



Avis_One
05.29.09 - 11:42 pm

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We did have 2 stops too close to each other. At the Ralphs then at Vermont & King *parking lot*



Avis_One
05.30.09 - 12:49 am

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who was the british fellar in the war wagon?



Conspirate
05.30.09 - 1:15 am

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idk but he was mad after we had gone under the tunnel



Avis_One
05.30.09 - 1:27 am

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Hahaha.



imachynna
05.30.09 - 1:27 am

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There were two cyclists (i only know the name of one of them, the one who was more badly injured) got tangled up as we rode through USC somewhere down Jefferson and McClintock. The more badly injured cyclists name was Sergio, he collided with one of the girls on the ride. A few of us stopped to help them out, we called 911 and paramedics and the LAFD came through shortly after the call was made. Sergio I hope you feel better soon and let's ride just a little bit safer next time around yeah?



Ace
05.30.09 - 2:17 am

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That cop on the motorbike near the Staple Center sucked..



RickDarge
05.30.09 - 2:20 am

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All in all, this ride was great.

Yeah, they took us from Ralphs to a park, a short couple of miles, but that was because Ralphs was having a fit about the bikes being in the parking lot.

The British guy was trying to keep everyone to the right. With 300 riders it was sometimes anarchy out there.

I will do this ride again, it was fun and it ended up being a long ass ride.

This is the best ride in LA, besides Crank Mob.





urbanpedal
05.30.09 - 2:31 am

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I never caught up to LACM after the accident, but I went to the Peoples Ride spot. from there we rode through the hollywood strip, back through sunset, into the Los Feliz residential area, down Los Feliz, which by the way was a really chill ride down the hill, i was mobbing down haha. we stopped at Griffith Park and from there me and a group of buddies rode to In-N-Out in Glendale. I had fun on the ride. just a little drama but hey if that's what helps make the world go round... thanks for a fun time everybody.



Ace
05.30.09 - 2:38 am

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the blood has been sux out of LACM. thanks LEADERS! dicks!!!



CrazyPenis
05.30.09 - 7:21 am

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*There was a girl taking picture of different ridazz and well where can we see those pics :)*



Avis_One
05.30.09 - 8:26 am

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hope you feel better Sergio, you hit the ground pretty hard.



AIDS66
05.30.09 - 8:42 am

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Step up, make it happen.



mattspeed
responding to a comment by AIDS66
05.30.09 - 8:50 am

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so many people last night who refuse to leave the left lane open, even when there's a motorcycle cop on his siren trying to clear the left lane...fucking idiots.

one of you people with megaphones need to give a small announcement at the beginning of the ride to stay out of the fucking left lane, and everyone else needs to yell at the fuckers to clear the left lane while we're riding, lead by example don't be a sheep baaaaaaaah



sshagy
05.30.09 - 9:34 am

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no, all you people who wouldn't keep the left lane open sucked..



sshagy
responding to a comment by RickDarge
05.30.09 - 9:35 am

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@danya that is a rational assumption

and the british guy... he was doing way more than just keeping people to the right. he was callin virtually all of the fucking shots. i really wanted to unplug his pa system.



Conspirate
responding to a comment by urbanpedal
05.30.09 - 11:31 am

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anyone know what happened with the guy with the broken window on peoples ride? Seemed like there was a lot of agro kids last knight



buckchin
responding to a comment by sshagy
05.30.09 - 11:34 am

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nothing new.

People CAN come together and still ride harmoniously, right?...



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by buckchin
05.30.09 - 11:44 am

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Seriously? No one here knows Uncle Harry? What's with all the shit talking? Read up, kiddos. He's awesome.



danya
responding to a comment by Conspirate
05.30.09 - 11:46 am

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hahahaha, this foo said AGGRO!

yeah, i'd like to know also... heard some vato was throwing up gang signs or something, so the car stopped. was the window already cracked like that before?



northernsoulbyrd
responding to a comment by buckchin
05.30.09 - 11:47 am

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lol, hell yeah that motorcycle cop by the staples center was a fucking dick. i was speeding up to try to catch a free spot closer up to the front where i could move to the right and that foo chased me down the lane and was like, "EY, YOU THINK I'M FUCKING PLAYING?! GO TO THE RIGHT AND STAY THERE!!!"

and all my friends made fun of me, lol.

:(

hating asses.



northernsoulbyrd
responding to a comment by RickDarge
05.30.09 - 11:50 am

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Okay... Time for some Re-Education, folks:








Joe Borfo
05.30.09 - 11:51 am

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LOL yah! Harry is awesome! Very kind and mindful rider. What people NEED to do is read the BiCYCLE SAFETY link at the top of the page. We are in a group!!! Be mindful of the person next to you! Too many people unable to keep their line and stay to the right. That's pretty ridiculous!



And about the guy who got his window smashed? Who was this the guy who got out of his car by Vermont/fountain?



Gizzard
05.30.09 - 11:54 am

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That was my 1st LACM. I'm an OG road racer, and I had a blast!
TY to the Guy with the wagon for bringing the tunes and trying to keep the mob from getting out of control.

A couple of observations:
Safety has to be our #1 concern. PPL getting hurt on a "fun" ride is not cool.
DO NOT weave within the pack, and hold you line in turns.

I'm also a medic and will bring my jump bag on the next ride. Other EMS personal are welcome to join.

It was awesome traveling like a freight train through the streets of LA, but keep in mind the ride starts @ the peek of rush hour, and pissing of drivers and the cops will accomplish nothing. We need to keep a lane open for traffic, the cooler we are with the cops the cooler they will be with us. The LAPD tolerates this ride. Don't think they can't or won't shut it down if they feel it is un-safe, or if a few jackass's F it up. Reckless driving weather in a car or bike is still reckless driving.

Well that's my 2 cents. I'm totally hooked and can't wait for the next big ride.



2zRescue
05.30.09 - 11:58 am

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good post!



Joe Borfo
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05.30.09 - 11:59 am

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2zrescue

+1000!!!!





Gizzard
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05.30.09 - 12:05 pm

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I do admit if it was up to me Uncle Harry would not be entitled to dictate the ride for everyone else. Perhaps there would be total anarchy in the street. However, this isn't inherently bad-- I do identify myself as an anarchist after all.



Conspirate
05.30.09 - 12:47 pm

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so it sounds like the ride was fast, stopped at a ralphs, and a park, and people were all over the street, AND TALKING SHIT ABOUT HARRY, ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME DUDES RIDING A BIKE......Glad I had swine flu and was asleep by 9pm...

cya at choppercabras..





barleye
responding to a comment by Gizzard
05.30.09 - 12:50 pm

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no, you are just confused.



Joe Borfo
responding to a comment by Conspirate
05.30.09 - 12:54 pm

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Must.... Not.... Post....



imachynna
05.30.09 - 12:58 pm

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There was nothing wrong with LACM last night. It was a big turnout and we had much mass. We rode as fast as possible with that many people (so like 10 mph and less). It was fast, it was slow, Harry was loud and as vocal as usual; riding on the median while yelling at others to stay to the right. We had fun, stops were made because the mass demanded it. As always, if you don't like the direction or methodology of the ride, head to the front and do something about it. If you find that you need a megaphone to compete with Harry, then step up your game and get a friggin megaphone. One person can not influence a ride that big unless they have some powerful vocals or a collection of organized friends willing to help sway the masses.

And to those of you regulars that are content to snipe from the peanut gallery; if you weren't there, you didn't happen; so withhold judgement. Cheers!



Eric Hair
05.30.09 - 1:21 pm

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DEEZ NUTS!





Joe Borfo
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05.30.09 - 1:28 pm

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I was rolling up at the very back of the pack at USC after a few of us took a lap around the track and we came up on this guy Sergio laying face-first on the ground, bleeding. 911 was called, paramedics came out but he elected not to go the hospital. SO if you read this, man I hope you are feeling better today.

I didn't see the crash but word is the 2 bikes tumbled end over end after they collided.

This is a good reminder to everyone...safety first. Do not drink excessively...And be aware of your surroundings-if you see anyone swerving or generally not holding their line, keep your distance and inform others around you also

As for me I made it out to the start of the People's ride from there but bounced before the started since I was exhausted, having ridden close to 50 miles altogether throughout my day Friday



hybrid rida
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05.30.09 - 1:29 pm

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I thought the ride was weak. So fucking predictable you could almost find the ride if you were lost. Just generally cruise in a 2 mile radius of the start and you'll eventually find it. All the stops were weak and generally pointless other than maybe had one at a Ralph's or something. The stop from at the Ralph's then at the stadium was weak as fuck. I think maybe we got in about 8 miles of riding till guess what??????? Yeah another stop at the Rite Aid on Sunset! I thought we had these lame ass stops solved?

On the plus there was great turn out. Saw alot of friends I haven't seen for awhile. Lots of great energy, met some new peeps and made better bonds with some I'm getting to know.

There's just a few leaders I wish they'd shut the fuck up and let the mass lead the mass. You'd be surprised what a thrill that is! They just might lead you to new areas never seen before. Just having the unknown is good enough for me.

I'm wondering if having two groups of CM might be the way to go? Have the first group with these a-holes that insist on calling the shots go, and who ever what's to go with them. Then have the second group that wants a completely random ride go 180 degrees from the first group? The second wouldn't want anything to do with the jackhole late ride either. Just roll all night randomly.



User1
responding to a comment by hybrid rida
05.30.09 - 3:18 pm

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borfo's right.



coldcut
responding to a comment by Conspirate
05.30.09 - 3:20 pm

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i second that



andres84
responding to a comment by coldcut
05.30.09 - 3:22 pm

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YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE "LIMEFLY" ON THE RIDE, DON'T YOU KNOW THE STUIPD BULLSHIT THAT HAPPENS WHEN NO EC RIDAZZ STEPS UP AND TRYS TO GIVE A SOME DIRECTION/HELP TO THE PEEPS WHO HAVE THERE HEADS IN THE CLOUDS THINKING "WTF" WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

DAMM NEWBIES! (but I guess I was a newbie once too)



X-Large
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05.30.09 - 3:30 pm

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention about the drunks on the ride. Saw this dumb fuck hit a park car TWICE on the ride! This was actually the peoples ride which I bailed from shortly after it went on Vermont right past the start. Does this ride event have a route? How imaginative that one was! LOL Thanks for fucking up the flow on CM night!



User1
05.30.09 - 3:31 pm

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So no one knows the girl who was taking the pictures that day?



Avis_One
05.30.09 - 3:33 pm

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I thought last night's Critical Mass was a decent ride. I know some people were complaining about the second stop that followed so shortly after the Ralph's, including myself. However, it was a short stop before we turned towards Staples Center. Honestly, I felt that the Ralph's stop should have been shorter. Also, taking the pack by the USC track was a bit of a clusterfuck because a huge group of riders were forced to fit onto a tiny pathway creating a bottleneck. Despite all the problems, I still feel it was a good ride overall.

I think in the future, there should be less focus on drinking at Critical Mass. I heard a lot of people asking for beer stops early during the first leg of the ride. If stops are used to let the riders in the back of the group catch up instead of letting people buy beer, you will have more people concentrating on riding instead of getting drunk which will result in less crashes.

I also met a few riders going to Critical Mass for the first time. I saw a lot of people swerving, speeding, cutting through the mass. I don't know if Harry was late showing up to the Mass, so I didn't hear the usual preliminary announcements made before the ride. Perhaps, we should pass out flyers with guidelines about riding in a big group, and even a bit on the history of Critical Mass so people don't treat it as a party ride. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing CM starting earlier closer to 6. Keeping the ride during daylight hours also would discourage drinking and keep the ride safer. Plus you have extra time to ride before People's Ride starts instead of having it end with a sprint back to the Rite Aid.



will
05.30.09 - 4:11 pm

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I dunno. I kinda liked it.



nathansnider
05.30.09 - 4:22 pm

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Loser1 stop going on rides.

Anybody talkin shit about harry is a fucking stupid noob.



ipsofatso
05.30.09 - 4:42 pm

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I think the stops were just the will of the poeple. The second stop only ten min after ralphs was kind of lame for sure, but i guess thats just the will of the people.

Thanks to Harry and Drooby for policing the liquor aisle and keeping the thieves in line. I saw a few kids get called out for trying to steal while ridazz was watching. We need to see a lot more of that, luckily almost nothing was stolen at that stop.

My only complaint is that people with megaphones should stop just yelling and insulting the people who ride too fast or too far left and start using their magaphone advantage to talk to the ride in a normal tone of voice instead of screaming.

Convince people to slow down with reason and logic instead of so much emotion. I've found that if you yell "SLOW DOWN!" people just speed up to get away fom the screaming.

If you yell "Hey guys wait up! We're gonna wait for some people at the next light" they usually are way more willing to listen and comply.

More bees with honey.












stillline
05.30.09 - 5:34 pm

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Daylight does NOTHING to stop the drinking.

CRUSS MOB HAS SPOKEN.



danya
responding to a comment by will
05.30.09 - 5:42 pm

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+1 stillline



funanu
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05.30.09 - 5:45 pm

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I do concur with Matt.

Sometimes nobody wants to listen to you when you are trying to police a group, even if what you are saying is valid.

It just takes some skill to get everybody to respect that we are a big group that is trying to have fun without any conflicts.



Joe Borfo
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05.30.09 - 5:48 pm

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I'm not trying to stop it, but I think kids who are too young to drink or younger riders might think twice about drinking in the open during daylight hours.



will
responding to a comment by danya
05.30.09 - 5:49 pm

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true that. but i think it's just easier to say "slow down!" than "hey guys wait up, we're gonna wait for some people at the next light".



tfunk408
responding to a comment by stillline
05.30.09 - 5:50 pm

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Fuck you! The ride is for everyone and anyone can voice their opinion about the ride or go on the ride!

@Matt,
The ride was pretty good at waiting for the pack to catch up. I can recall 2 or 3 times we waited at a light through a light cycle for the people in the back to catch up. There's no way in hell we're going to be able to keep 300 ridazz in one lane on a four lane road. I can see keeping a lane open on a six lane road, or three lanes one way. The cop yesterday on Fig was trying to keep us in one lane and the bus lane. He wanted to have two lanes open. Kinda stupid to even attempt to control group like that with one motorcycle, but we should have moved over so he'd move on and fight some other criminals on the mean streets of LA.



User1
responding to a comment by ipsofatso
05.30.09 - 5:50 pm

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We obviously haven't met. Please refer to 'Team Barely Legal' thread.



danya
responding to a comment by will
05.30.09 - 5:54 pm

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Last night was a relatively fun night. I thought it was OK, I've been to better rides. I just thought there were too many unnecessary stops. Other than that, it was eh. Decent, I guess, ha!



northernsoulbyrd
05.30.09 - 5:59 pm

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She mentioned something about LA Fixed but did not find anything on the site.



2zRescue
responding to a comment by Avis_One
05.30.09 - 6:26 pm

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probably just hasn't put them up yet... be patient, lol. it's only been 24hrs.



northernsoulbyrd
responding to a comment by 2zRescue
05.30.09 - 6:27 pm

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Thats more than enough time to put them up on the webz but I guess I can wait another 24hrs...



Avis_One
05.30.09 - 9:53 pm

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Seems pretty much like the same type of LACM we usually have. I wasn't there last night, so it's interesting to see the different accounts but it pretty much amounts up to what it usually does.

Harry, the guy with the PA, really is a great, genuine person. But if you haven't had a chance to find that out and know that he just cares about the safety of everyone and doesn't want to see it get ruined by stupidity, and you hear this guy angrily policing the group, then certainly you're going to get a bad impression of him. But then, if the collective group acted with more intelligence and consideration (not swerving/riding like an asshole, not stealing or littering, not being a douchebag in general) then Harry wouldn't need to volunteer to be the voice of reason.

Next LACM I plan to enjoy whatever happens on the ride for the sake of the riding. Eric Hair said it best: "I love you."



kryxtanicole
05.30.09 - 11:03 pm

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is it just me or did everybody go faster and faster at downtown after harry said to slow down for the chicks?
too much shit happen... cops,frequent stops,people getting hurt,broken windows,people being jackasses....
i think this ride could had been way better....





RahRider
05.30.09 - 11:50 pm

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"if the collective group acted with more intelligence and consideration"

say wha?



sshagy
responding to a comment by kryxtanicole
05.31.09 - 12:09 am

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I still wait patiently for the pictures...



Avis_One
05.31.09 - 12:34 am

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That chick seemed like she was working for someone. Like she was on an assignment. Shit, she didn't even have a bike. You could be waiting a long time till you see any of her pics.



User1
responding to a comment by Avis_One
05.31.09 - 12:51 am

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The chick who was taking pictures said she was doing it for a class she was taking. She said she was going to post the pics up somewhere on the internet, but she never told me where!!! Hopefully she logs onto this forum, haha. Just got home from the Jerk Ride in NOHO it was pretty fun but nobody was jerking! Oh Well, Good morning all.


P.S.- If you've ever ridden throught the Los Angeles River from/to Burbank... isn't that shit scary? It's dark... =[



Ace
05.31.09 - 4:04 am

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WTF? Nobody was jerking? What a fucking RIP! I wanted to go to that too! If I was there, I would have been jerkin' fa sho... lol.



northernsoulbyrd
responding to a comment by Ace
05.31.09 - 10:54 am

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i had the playlist but the guy pullin the trailer didn't like turf-pop.

go figure.



_iJunes
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05.31.09 - 11:01 am

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about the pics I will wait patiently then another 24hrs is fair enough



Avis_One
05.31.09 - 11:22 am

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Someone on LA Fixed said that girl was their GF and that she will be putting them on flickr. So as soon as I see a link Ill put it here since I know theres some other peeps beside me that would like to see the pics :)



Avis_One
05.31.09 - 10:09 pm

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why are you making such a big deal about these pictures?



ruinedbyidiots
responding to a comment by Avis_One
05.31.09 - 10:18 pm

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Seriously.



imachynna
responding to a comment by ruinedbyidiots
05.31.09 - 10:36 pm

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Personal reason. My younger brother visited me out of town havent seen him for a while and well the girl took a picture of us. He got picked up by time we got home from the ride. So i decided to take him to LACM thats why Ive been naggy about the pics



Avis_One
05.31.09 - 10:41 pm

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