NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
We are not having a critical mass in San Jose, our rides are close enough to critical mass and San Jose drivers don't put up with shit here. You will more than likely get run over, or arrested.
Let's just stick to our Tuesday rides, they are dangerous enough
^ completely agree.
what you described sounds like the majority of our tuesday rides anyway.
just know that there are many cyclists who don't consider critical mass to be a positive thing in any way.
like maurice said, the driver ignorance of cyclists here is staggering, so a ride that long at critical mass speeds would be all too dangerous.
I have yet to ride in SJ but I agree with Maurice, drivers in SJ are ruthless.
I was just skating across the street one day and a cop not only honked at me but started reving his engine. He was at a stop too :smh
Nay on the CM idea, San Jose is not SF. The roads are wider and drivers still drive on the bike lanes. Lets stick to our usual Tuesday Night Social/workout rides like we've been having. Lets be safe out there, specially on Senter/Tully/King Rd.
this is the exact reason why i dont ride out that far into eastside or evergreen. i dont trust the asian and mexican drivers. i drove out there once and old asian lady was driving down tully in the bike lane for 3 stop lights! also, i drove out there to see the dark knight midnight release and some idiot on a fixie with no lights decides to come shooting out right in front of me to bike in the bike lane opposite of the direction of traffic.
but back to the topic, critical mass is a bad idea in san jose. the tuesday rides are pretty much what you described.
I trust the mexicans more, they seem to know if they hit someone they are totally screwed since the majority of them probably have insurance/drivers license/legal papers... it's ok to say that cause I'm brown...
the asian's really scare me, some of them have that driving position where the hands are both on the top of the steering wheel, they are crouching forward the head is tilted back with mouth open squinting as if to see if any cars are coming....
I don't know where all of this is coming from... please ignore me