05 May 2010
Dublin Critical Mass St Stephen's Green Friday 30th April 2010
I went on the Critical Mass as usual in Dublin Assembling at the Front Gates The Memorial Arch Dedicated to the Dublin Fusiliers who took part in the Boer War.This is around the Fourth or Fifth New Dublin Critical Mass ,The last ones were around 10 Years ago and we are only starting up again and things are a little disorganised. Around 30 Cyclists took part as usual ,it is a pity not more turns up for it as it is great fun and shows Cycling has arrived in Dublin. We started off a bit later than usual at 6.15pm instead of 6.00pm as we were waiting for the Music Boom Box to arrive. It is the first time to have a bit of Music and it was just Great listening to it as we Cycled along.
By the time we Reached the Bank of Ireland in Westmoreland Street the Rain came down in Buckets,I was alright as I had put my Overtrousers on at Stephens Green because it was started to Drip a bit. But many of the others were not prepared and while they were waiting for the rest to catch up they Sheltered under the Overhang of the Large Portico of the Bank. In spite of this we enjoyed ourselves and eventually Ended up in 10 Belvedere Court Shomra Spraoi and Had Tea and Watched part of the Pedal Project Bicycle Film by DCTV about the Three Cities Dublin, Amsterdam, and London ,about Cycling Advocacy. First Picture shows myself and my Trek Bike, The other Pictures are of the Intrepid Warriors who took Part, The Logo on the Boom Box Bike Crossbar in Gaelic means Up Bikes out with Cars or make Bike not Car.