Izawwlgood wrote:Critical Mass is no more screwing with YOU
So you don't think anyone goes to these things with the attitude that they're going to start confrontations with motorists?
I find it hard to believe that whoever brought knives suitable for slashing tires with, just happened
to have it on them and wasn't planning to use it at all.
However... your point about sporting event traffic is somewhat fair (since you can't avoid the route then, your only option is to stay out of downtown that night) - the only problem with that practically is, the big game is a lot more publicized than these things. Maybe they should advertise more.
Izawwlgood wrote:I've been to two critical mass events that were co-directed by cops, which indicates to me that it's not some sort of underground illegal activity.
It happens the last friday of every month. I don't know how much more obvious you can be with when you start your borderline illegal activity. Critical mass rides THROUGH places, so at worst, you've been stopped for 30 minutes.
I know people have night jobs, I know people just want to get home to their families, and I know people are tired. It's friday NIGHT, not monday morning. At worst, you've been delayed in getting to the bar, or getting to your SO's cooking.
If they were trying to fuck with you, they'd pick random times and locations. But critical masses always meet in the same place at the same time.
I'm starting to suspect, based on your description vs what I've read about them, that there are several very different kinds of critical mass groups. Your experience in your city may not be duplicated everywhere.