We ride the last Friday of every month all year round. Meet at confederation park (elgin and laurier) at 5:30, ride leaves at 6pm!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Let's ride bikes!

Critical Mass is this Friday, July 31st!

Same location as usual, Confederation Park (Elgin + Laurier). Ride leaves at 6pm.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people on non-motorized bikes think that they own the road? They run red lights, cross streets in the middle, run stop signs, pass on the right hand side when other real vehicles are stopped at signs or lights and generally break the law whenever they can. I am ashamed to ride a bike because of all the idiots out there. You are NOT a car and if you think that you are THEN ACT LIKE ONE AND RESPECT THE LAWS OF THE ROAD! I think that everyone riding a non-motorized bike should be required to get a license that is linked to their drivers license and subject to the same laws and repercussions. If you run a red light then you get your license taken away and a HUGE fine. If caught driving drunk then you GO TO JAIL. Arrogant idiots are all that seem to be on the roads around Ottawa and they are everywhere. You are not only endangering your own lives when you break a law on the road (because even if you think you are a vehicle my car you are nothing compared to a car going 80 Km/h) but you are potentially endangering mine because if I hit you, even if you are in the wrong, I will be legally responsible. Non-motorized bikers are that break the laws should have ALL their "driving" rights removed just like people who drive real vehicles. There are too many non-motorized bike riders out there who don't respect any laws of the road and it's sickening. For all of you out there who respect the laws, and I do occasionally see you (but very rarely compared to the other jerks, especially in those Rideau bike rides), thank you for obeying the laws of the road.
Basically, if you break the laws of the road and you consider yourself a vehicle then you should be legally liable and held accountable. I say, put it against your drivers license just like any other vehicle out there.

10:06 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bike is far different from a car in so many ways, and so, as such, I'm ok with different, and many more, accommodations-- legal or otherwise-- for bikes than for cars. :)

Peak oil to you, Mr.

8:41 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bike is far different from a car in so many ways, and so, as such, I'm ok with different, and many more, accommodations-- legal or otherwise-- for bikes than for cars. :)

Peak oil to you, Mr.

8:41 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...or Ms., as the case may be. =)

BTW, sometimes it may actually be safer to bend or otherwise ignore some laws.

8:44 PM

 

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