Just a reminder.
The National Ride of Silence = our local part of it anyhow - is tomorrow night. If you missed the chance to register on BikeReg, you can show up at Hains Point and register at 6:30 tomorrow night. It's about a 10 mile ride, out of the park, up to the Capitol and back, 12 MPH, silent protest and demand we be treated better. Around 80 people pre-registered so I'd expect maybe twice that number to show. It's supposed to be sunny and clear tomorrow afternoon following overnight rain, so you can get a hard training ride in, and then do this Ride from Hains afterward.
I'm not a protest guy and don't think too highly of Critical Ass because of the clown antics, and I'm not a protest guy generally, but I think it's important to support the cause here. I know plenty of people who have been hit and permanently messed up as a result, and I stare at a ghost bike on the curb outside my building three or four times every day. It's time to step up and ask for accommodation for cyclists, and ask that cops and prosecutors take it seriously when riders are run down.