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Oakland Critical Mass, 2/6/08: photos
by dave id
Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 4:12 PM
Not too long after police had finally cleared out from Frank Ogawa Plaza following the March of Stolen Lives, Oakland Critical Mass headed off for it's first-Friday-of-the-month ride. This time, through downtown and around Lake Merritt, ending up at Art Murmur on Telegraph.
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One funny thing that happened two or three times through downtown was bystanders just randomly shouting, "Obama!" as the ride passed. Not sure how the ride provoked that reaction, or what is the root of this call-out phenomenon.
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§Lake Merritt
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 4:12 PM
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§Grand Avenue
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§Oaktown Critical Mass - We are traffic too
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 4:12 PM
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§Heading south on the east side of the lake
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 4:12 PM
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Several impatient cars and SUVs made dangerous moves across the double-yellow lines to pass Critical Mass, sometimes barely avoiding head-on crashes with oncoming traffic
§Honking horns and rider cheers in reply
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§Approaching Alameda County Courthouse
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§Heading back on 14th toward Broadway
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§Awaken Cafe folks give a cheer of support
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§Reflective protective vests
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§Paramount Theater in the distance
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§Rollers join the ride
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As the ride re-entered downtown after circling the lake, a police helicopter began targeting the ride with its spotlight. About a mile later, these rollers began tagging along, blocking a whole lane of traffic themselves.
§Lines to see Ne-Yo
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§Serving and Protecting
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§Further up Broadway
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§Oakland's Auto Row
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refresherSunday Feb 8th, 2009 1:40 PM
Poor condition of the streets^Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 9:19 AM