As promised, here’s the Critical Mass post. Where to begin…
Of course I picked the Halloween ride to participate in. Because riding a bike for miles at night, alongside 600 other bikers, over bridges and in between cars isn’t enough…I needed to do it in costume.
For those of you that don’t know, Critical Mass is a cycling event that’s usually held on the last Friday of every month. It originated in San Francisco in 1992 as a social movement by cyclists to encourage more people to ride bicycles. Now it’s spread all over the world, with rides happening in places like Budapest and Vienna.
So, zoom in, and here I am about to ride in the Fort Lauderdale October, Critical Mass. In costume. On a beach cruiser. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I had a bunch of friends going, I like bikes, how bad could it be?
Well, aside from the strong headwinds and sweat from the costume (and I forgot to eat dinner before hand), it was a good time. Ok, I a little bit hated it…but also a little bit enjoyed it. If you like biking (and don’t mind throngs of bikers surrounding you) then go for it! I however will not be out on the road again until I get a better bike…and no costume next time. Because costumes are hot.
Happy biking lovelies!