Probably 400 cyclists showed up for January 2010 Los Angeles Critical Mass.
I decided the Cyclists' Bill of Rights should make an appearance at the ride.
The ride was moving quick and somehow I got stuck with a group that lost the main pack. We ended up down La Cienega at 18th Street, while the main group was up on Sunset in Hollywood. After furiously twittering and texting, we made our way back to the main group.
We caught up with the People's Ride and ended up at Echo Park for a pitstop.
Thankfully, I was able to make repairs to my flag pole mount.
Riding through the 6th Street Tunnel. A few kids raced thru the tunnel. Afterwards, one kid went down HARD. Henry, buy a helmet bro! You were out cold for a minute! Not cool. Hope you're feeling better. On we rode, Henry got a ride to the hospital.
Then on to a party at TOW, with a DJ spinning music, and a folkish type band playing rowdy tunes for the cyclists.
Michael and I ended the night with last call at The Bounty.
Even though the group got split up a couple times, I consider it one of the best rides so far. I didn't see one cyclist get cited by the police. THANK YOU LAPD! Henry fell hard and got knocked out, but he should make a full recovery. And the party at TOW was a total bonus! I'm guessing we rode 35-40 miles total. Santa Monica should be even bigger next Friday! It's the 5 year anniversary. Be prepared: Santa Monica Police love writing tickets to cyclists. Until then, ride safe!