Fat Lad Reaches Critical Mass

Men, women, black, white, asian, the old, the young, the very young, punks, hipsters, hippies,  blue collar, white collar, unemployed; they were all there.

Road bikes, BMXs, Mountain Bikes, Recumbents, Cruisers, Commuters, Tall Bikes, Rat Bikes, Fixies, Trikes, Trailers, Cargo Bikes, Row Cycles and British Restoration Classics; they were all there.

Bells, whistles, clown horns, air horns, drums, ipod speakers, ghetto blasters, car battery rigged speaker systems, the anarchic choir of 3000 cyclists and a trailer towed singer belting out anti-war tracks; they were all there.

I pedalled in this throng of wheeled activists, I too yelled out Happy Friday and I was there.

Fat Lad


  1. Posted September 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    yay! The kind of thing that will stay with you for ever.

    Nice one.

  2. Posted October 1, 2008 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    That is soo (with 2 x ‘o’) cool! You awlays hear about critical mass on the cycling blogosphere. Well done you sir! (bit jealous!)

  3. Posted October 2, 2008 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    It was an honor and rather fun to have you in The Windy City. I hope FL has treated you and Sarah just as well! Let me know when you’re back in Merry Olde England %-{)>

  4. Posted October 2, 2008 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Had a great time yesteday and last night. I am going to be flying the brit club colors tonight. See ya on the ride!


  5. Posted October 2, 2008 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Glad you didn’t let the airport baggage handlers keep you from having a great ride.

  6. Posted October 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Glad you enjoyed the Chicago Mass. It is a great celebration, isn’t it? Sorry I didn’t get to meet you. I was busy passing out Derraileurs. You did get one, didn’t you?

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