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    Ha! The Friday Bike Party just rode by.

    Murphy Ave in Sunnyvale. Several hundred people. Looks like they were having a great time, and the crowd cheered.

    I didn't have my camera, so I couldn't get a pic. And I didn't have my bike so I couldn't join them. Oh well.

    Edit: They rode by again and again!
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    whats the deal with that? sounds like fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneW
    whats the deal with that? sounds like fun!
    San Jose Bike Party!
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

    Don't make me go all honey badger on your ass

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    Here it is http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=643079

    A bunch of us from mtbr were there. I'm trying to support cycling as a part of culture... everybody riding all the time.

    It's getting a bit rowdy though, that's for sure.

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    didja see my hot august lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robwh9
    Murphy Ave in Sunnyvale. Several hundred people. Looks like they were having a great time, and the crowd cheered.

    I didn't have my camera, so I couldn't get a pic. And I didn't have my bike so I couldn't join them. Oh well.

    Edit: They rode by again and again!
    Every Thurs for us here in Boulder.

    How many participate?
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    Every Thurs for us here in Boulder.

    How many participate?

    3000+ and growing. Growing out of control

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    didja see my hot august lights?
    And I thought no one knew what a 29er was in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    3000+ and growing. Growing out of control
    That's too big in my opinion. When we got over 1000 here in Boulder we took steps to break it up into smaller rides. The paths and roads just couldn't accommodate that many riders. We'd spend the whole night inching along the paths waiting for people. And in every big group of people you have your share of a-holes just out to cause trouble. With larger numbers this group gets bigger and bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    That's too big in my opinion. When we got over 1000 here in Boulder we took steps to break it up into smaller rides. The paths and roads just couldn't accommodate that many riders. We'd spend the whole night inching along the paths waiting for people. And in every big group of people you have your share of a-holes just out to cause trouble. With larger numbers this group gets bigger and bigger.
    I read some of the comments from riders...don't think I'll be joining them anytime soon.
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

    Don't make me go all honey badger on your ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    didja see my hot august lights?
    what are you running for the red taillight?

    A bit too bright up front for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen
    I read some of the comments from riders...don't think I'll be joining them anytime soon.
    Sadly we had/have some of the same issues on our Thursday cruiser ride. It's the worst in summer when all the kids join the ride. There are plenty of really cool kids, but way too many that just think it's a big party. They get wasted and crash into everyone--you end up feeling like a babysitter. Almost none of them have lights and they tend to leave their trash all over the place whenever we stop.

    That's why a group of us went semi-underground for the past few summers. We have our own route and it rotates. We communicate via email lists and twitter. It's worked pretty well so far this year.

    //Is this the thread you were talking about?

    http://www.sjbikeparty.org/archives/2890
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaleAleYum
    what are you running for the red taillight?

    A bit too bright up front for me.
    That is a Dinotte 300L. 300 lumens and the battery is in between the rails of the seat. Very visible with disco flash modes available.

    fc

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    That is a Dinotte 300L. 300 lumens and the battery is in between the rails of the seat. Very visible with disco flash modes available.

    fc

    Thanks a bunch, I'll be checking it out.

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