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Critical Mass Bike Ride Rolls the Boardwalk
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
On Friday, April 29th, a large mass of bikers and a young girl with a scooter, took to the streets of Santa Cruz to celebrate Critical Mass, the bike ride which takes place the last Friday of each month all around the world.
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Critical massers gathered at the town clock at about 5:00pm. At about 5:45pm, people hit the road. But, the word came in that 15 more bikers were waiting at the town clock under the assumption the ride would start at 6:00pm. So the mass returned to town clock and we were a united mass. Our travels took us down Pacific Ave., up Laurel St., down Center and past the Santa Cruz Police Department, through the Arcade and Boardwalk and up River St.

Last Friday of every month.
Gather at the Town Clock at 5:00pm
Ride through the streets.
There is no route.
There are no leaders.
§Do Not Enter
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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We rolled down Pacific Street
§Speed Limit 15
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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Critical Mass did not exceed the speed limit
§Santa Cruz Police Department
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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People chanted, "No more bicycle tickets"
§To the Arcade? or, Through the Arcade!
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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Rumor has it that someone shouted, "let's go to the Arcade" and someone else replied, "To the Arcade? or, Through the Arcade!"
§Through the Arcade
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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Critcal Mass adapted from a street ride to a carnival-style critical mass
§The Games Are So Real These Days!
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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There were nothing but smiles inside the Arcade. I'm pretty sure most people were thinking, "Keep Santa Cruz Weird"
§Prize Center
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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§Santa Cruz Giant Dipper
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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§¡Que Viva Sandino!
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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§A Circle at River and Potrero
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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Everything was cool until....
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This guy was not happy to see Critical Mass. He revved his engine very loud, which caused one person to drop his bicycle. The guy in the truck then hit the gas, ran over a bicycle and almost crushed a few people!
§Bully
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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The brand name on the net on the back of his truck was "Bully." The truck had stickers for the Marines and a Santa Cruz logo over an american flag.
§Broken Bike
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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§Twisted Frame
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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§Happy Santa Cruz Ending :-)
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Sunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:04 AM
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After being nearly run over and having his bicycle crushed, this biker was happy to recieve a gift of a replacement bicycle from a family living nearby.
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Correction: License Plate # of TruckwitnessTuesday May 23rd, 2006 3:10 PM
QuestionPope JohnMonday May 1st, 2006 7:26 AM
License Plate # of TruckwitnessSunday Apr 30th, 2006 12:12 PM
Person in truck should be reportedFYISunday Apr 30th, 2006 11:55 AM

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