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June 24, 2005: the largest critical mass ever in Pittsburgh! Crowd counts ranged from 200-300. Bikefest a success!
On Millvale Ave, looking back towards Oakland.
On Liberty Ave. in Bloomfield.
Watch the whole mass pass by, on Liberty Ave. 93 seconds.
from the rear, on Penn Ave. toward Garfield.
by Urban Guerrilla Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 6:45 AM
Man, it's getting a little bit better but people have to be educated on helmet use. This should not even be an issue, you want to participate in CM? Then please do, BUT, bring a lid. It's a no brainer. Before you "live free or die" guys inform me of the cyclist severely hurt last week in Sq. Hill despite wearing a helmet (indirectly know the guy), the chances of being seriously hurt in a crash are so much less when wearing the brain bucket. Leave your pride at home, your hairdo aint gonna look as cool but maybe you'll avoid a brain injury when you crash.
by peppy Monday, Jun. 27, 2005 at 8:44 AM
I second that, I was in a bad skateboarding accident without a helmet and was in the hospital for weeks, on the way to the hospital in the helicopter my heart stopped! My brain swelled real bad and caused some dried blood to accumulate on the top of my brain, I ended up not being able to smell for about a year. I was lucky though. I know it can be a pain, but once its a habit it becomes routine.
by alive and happy Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at 10:06 AM
After two falls banging my helmeted head on the pavement, I'm sure I'm alive only because of the helmet -- rode away from both falls. After a while the helmet becomes natural, like my glasses, I don't realize I've got it on.
oh how i miss the faces of pittsburgh. cant wait to visit.