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    critical mass

    does anyone know the dates for the april 2011 critical mass. trying to get my girlfriend on a bike and figured that would be a great way. please let me know

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    critical mass is bad for cycling

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    thanks for not answering my question...
    if we had real trails here, thats what we would do

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    critical mass is bad for cycling
    +1.
    There are plenty of real trails in and around Houston, just not downhill courses.

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    I always thought that the Mass rides were held on the last Friday of every month, meeting at Tranquility Park. I've never been to a CritMass ride in Houston b/c of all the horror stories I've heard (hipsters )
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    if we had real trails here, thats what we would do
    Wow, probably too cool for brakes on your fixie too.

    You should probably post this question as a comment on your favorite downhill fixie tire skid youtube video, probably get more response from the intended audience.

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    are hipsters in the category of emos? there's a million other ways to get your girlfriend on a bike... one of them being NOT doing a critical ass or fecal mess ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGillespie
    Wow, probably too cool for brakes on your fixie too.

    You should probably post this question as a comment on your favorite downhill fixie tire skid youtube video, probably get more response from the intended audience.
    yea thats why i am on a mtb forum.... ****ing ****** bag! i have def never owned and will never own a fixie. trying to get my girlfriend into bikes, figured a street ride would be easier for the first ride considering she hasn't been on a bike since childhood. keep rocking your spandex, ***!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    yea thats why i am on a mtb forum.... ****ing ****** bag! i have def never owned and will never own a fixie. trying to get my girlfriend into bikes, figured a street ride would be easier for the first ride considering she hasn't been on a bike since childhood. keep rocking your spandex, ***!

    i am surprised that you don't like fixies! they are the only ones out there with a shitty brake setup like yourself. they prob can't affford nice brakes so they say **** it and take them off! keep collecting your cans and maybe you can build up a descent ride **** stick

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    a street ride that hurts the positive image cyclists are trying to promote
    cant you take her on a ride yourself without the CM asshats? what is the need for CM to ride around town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    i am surprised that you don't like fixies! they are the only ones out there with a shitty brake setup like yourself. they prob can't affford nice brakes so they say **** it and take them off! keep collecting your cans and maybe you can build up a descent ride **** stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    a street ride that hurts the positive image cyclists are trying to promote
    cant you take her on a ride yourself without the CM asshats? what is the need for CM to ride around town?
    prob what i will do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    prob what i will do...
    Are you familiar with the Terry Hershey paved running/biking trail? Nice park benches, bathrooms, water fountains, next to the bayou...good place to introduce a friend girl to cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGillespie
    Are you familiar with the Terry Hershey paved running/biking trail? Nice park benches, bathrooms, water fountains, next to the bayou...good place to introduce a friend girl to cycling.

    thank you, that is the help i am looking for. i don't know this area very well.

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    not from around there but a quick google search brought up some MUP trails around Terry Hershey Park and George Bush Park along the Buffalo Bayou
    http://www.buffalobayou.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    thank you, that is the help i am looking for. i don't know this area very well.
    No problem; good thing the internet isn't real--contemplating CM is rainman-esque retarded.

    Double Lake is a good out of town trip, easy enough for beginners and a nice lake to sun and paddle in. Lake Houston isn't far away and similar, but I haven't been there. Memorial purple trail is mostly gravel and appropriate for leaf looking, but gets humid and no wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    thank you, that is the help i am looking for. i don't know this area very well.
    So really, you were asking the wrong question. What you really wanted to ask was "where can I take my girlfriend to ride around here".

    And +2 - the Critical Mass crap pisses me off every time I see it happen, and I am bike-friendly. All it does is draw negative attention to biking by flagrantly choking off city streets and fcuking with everyone's day. It's not cool, it's retarded. Don't be a part.
    Mind your own religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    critical mass is bad for cycling
    Quoted for truth.

    I love catching heat for others mis-doings when I just trying to get home from work.

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    http://houstoncriticalmass.com/

    Its fun, I do it on my mtb.

    Totally a social ride with lots of stops.

    Last friday of each month.

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    From what I've heard she'll end up getting hurt riding in the group if she's new to cycling. It's a bunch of wannabe cyclists that, as stated above, clog the streets and drink beer on the road.

    That being said I've never done it myself, just listened to the opinions of 3 or 4 friends that have ridden it.

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    that, and not obeying traffic laws like red lights and such

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff
    http://houstoncriticalmass.com/

    Its fun, I do it on my mtb.

    Totally a social ride with lots of stops.

    Last friday of each month.

    The people who show up to those are pretentious and fake. If you show up with anything other than a pink and green powder-coated fixed gear with matching tape on a bull-horn handlebar, you will get nasty looks.
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    haha! def dont have pink and green wheels and matching tape. i like my bikes with scratches and dirt lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringBranchSingleSpeedy
    The people who show up to those are pretentious and fake. If you show up with anything other than a pink and green powder-coated fixed gear with matching tape on a bull-horn handlebar, you will get nasty looks.
    Thats an interesting opinion because I have found them to be friendly and welcoming and I'm generally the only one with helmet, lycra, camelbak and mtb.

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    I think someone needs to get their definitions straight. Critical Mass, as it originated, was meant to be an act of civil disobedience to protest poor enforcement of safety and traffic laws regarding cyclists getting injured.
    How that devolved into "social ride for neon colored hipsters" is beyond me.
    I think the idea of true Critical Mass has outlived its usefulness, much like the "rides of silence."
    If this Houston social ride is just that, a social ride, they should change their name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittzer

    daaaaamn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikkP
    thank you, that is the help i am looking for. i don't know this area very well.
    Ghorba.org

    This has all the locations and trails maps for the majority of trials around Houston. Terry Hershey would be a great place to start because the concrete trail basically follows right next to the MTB trail. That way your girl can try out the trail if she wants and if it is a little much for her, the concrete trail is right there.

    Memorial park also has a purple trail in its "colored trails" which is basically just a gravel path. If she can ride a bike, she can ride this trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobrakes2007
    Ghorba.org

    This has all the locations and trails maps for the majority of trials around Houston. Terry Hershey would be a great place to start because the concrete trail basically follows right next to the MTB trail. That way your girl can try out the trail if she wants and if it is a little much for her, the concrete trail is right there.

    Memorial park also has a purple trail in its "colored trails" which is basically just a gravel path. If she can ride a bike, she can ride this trail.


    Thanks for the info.. have a good one!

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    1st time in the Texas forum and I'm glad too see all the anti-CM comments. I have family thru-out Texas though most in Austin and Yoakum. As soon as I saw this thread, I immediately envisioned some good ol' boy in big truck putting a dent in the CM peleton.

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    i rode CM once with my cousins on our MTBs, before i really new what it was. it made hypocrites out of us (we hate cyclists that disobey traffic laws) so we never rode it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGillespie View Post
    Are you familiar with the Terry Hershey paved running/biking trail? Nice park benches, bathrooms, water fountains, next to the bayou...good place to introduce a friend girl to cycling.
    Is that the feeder road for the Hershey Highway?

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    Just the tip.

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    CM is a joke and it makes real cyclists look like a joke.

    Try doing that with a bunch of cars down the interstate. Maybe just take a bunch of cars. Park them on the interstate and have a sit. Yeah, that would go over real well.

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