What’s your name (optional) and/or your Midnight Ridazz log-in name?
JEFF YESS/JEFF YESS
How did you first hear about Midnight Ridazz and what was your first group bike ride?
I bought a bike back in late 07 just because I was feeling like a fatty and back in the day before I was old enough to drive, riding a bikes was the best feeling. So I tried to get every friend i know on a bike with no luck, till one day a friend was down to ride and said he ran into some ridazz the day before that told him about MR, he told me lets go to this "mass critical" thing or the peoples ride. we looked it up showed up at the peoples ride too early, so we did our own ride down Hollywood blvd. till we came to Hollywood and highland were i looked down highland and saw a sea of bikes coming towards us... the tornado of bikes swooped us into a circle of death and then left before we knew what hit us. my friend got a flat in the circle and that was it for us. I went the next day on MR found Ride With No Name in sept. 09 and have missed only 2 since.
Currently what rides do you attend regularly and what ride(s) would you like to see make a comeback?
I go on just about all of them. Robotz came back before i even knew it left or heard of it and I loved it.
What advice would you pass on to new ridazz?
Check your bike all the time. Your tires are always losing air so always keep them pumped up.
If you were leading a group ride, what would you do differently?
Make some good bail out points and announce them so new ridazz don't get lost in a town they don't know.
Do you prefer small rides (30 or less people) or larger rides and why?
I love both, but the largest ones are sometimes not so fun.
Tell us about the best and worst experience you’ve encountered on a group ride.
Best, is getting somewhere in this city with a bunch of people who all used the power of their legs to get there. Worst, scum that like to fight and/or steal.
What did you do for fun before you started “riding”?
Drank and partied at bars and clubs(actually it wasn't that much fun that's why i started riding my bike)
What’s the best and worst thing group bike rides have done for cycling as a whole in Los Angeles?
Best, riding the all over LA and making people see that cars aren't the only means of getting around this great city.
Worst, making some drivers angry at ALL bike ridazz, not just the stupid ones.
If you can name 1 person who embodies the spirit of “Midnight Ridazz”, Who would it be and Why?
That's tough there are so many ridazz that have great “Midnight Ridazz” spirit in many different ways.
What do you think the public’s perception is of group bike rides?
For the most part they love it and see all the big smiles on our faces as we ride by and wave to them and it makes them feel good with a story about a bike group riding by them
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
BATMAN! is fucking batty and will take you on some WTF rides that will leave you saying WHAT THE FUCK? WHAT THE FUCK!