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Old 01-26-21, 09:38 PM
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Ok, which one of you organized this?

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Old 01-26-21, 10:01 PM
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looks like a good time was had by all
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Old 01-27-21, 07:07 AM
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They issued helmets

Money well spent
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Old 01-27-21, 07:31 AM
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There's a whole lot of dumb going on with those riders.
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Old 01-27-21, 07:52 AM
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are these roadies? fixie hipsters? BMX kids? hard to tell from the images.
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Old 01-27-21, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
are these roadies? fixie hipsters? BMX kids? hard to tell from the images.
Butt holes. Not hard to tell.
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Old 01-27-21, 08:38 AM
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It looks like they're a bunch of kids who have their parents blessing to do this type of ride; it was organized by a group called 209 Rippers...whatever that is..... Crazy...


https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021...-police-event/
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Old 01-27-21, 11:15 AM
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Why are they doing this now? Youth with idle time and idle minds leads to trouble.
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Old 01-27-21, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Why are they doing this now? Youth with idle time and idle minds leads to trouble.
oh no! young people riding bikes! just think, they could be doing something else that kids do like joining actual gangs, recreational drugs, spreading STDs, or sitting on their butts playing video games all day. (sarcasm) seriously though, think about the kinds of things your peers got into when they had nothing else to do. this is mild.

I get that riding in a big, unruly group like that is incredibly annoying at best and dangerous, but at least they're getting exersize. I appreciate a little anarchic bicycle mayhem now and then, but this is pushing it well past the point where it needs to be throttled back. so I'm on the fence with this one. maybe they need to organize events like this in places with less traffic, and have them more often so there are fewer riders in the group. if nothing else, someone needs to set a better example. cyclists don't have a monopoly on this behavior, but Lucas Brunelle has been documenting this kind of stuff for a long time.
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Old 01-27-21, 12:19 PM
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Yeah, if we can't have the rules of the road followed, then anytime we go out for a ride whether motor-vehicle or bicycle, then it'll be survival of the fittest and much like it is now in other countries where traffic congestion is high, some not so third world countries included.

While I do agree with the sentiment that youth and young adults need something to do, acting this way while doing it isn't it. And anytime a large group is together for some organized purpose, permits, insurance and local agencies need to be informed and sometimes involved.
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Old 01-27-21, 12:26 PM
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Some would say that this type of cyclist behavior gives all cyclists a bad name. I don't necessarily I agree with that but it certainly doesn't shine an enduring light on us.
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Old 01-27-21, 01:47 PM
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https://www.modbee.com/news/local/cr...248732875.html
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Old 01-27-21, 02:09 PM
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Trouble right here in Modesto, with a capital T and that rhythms with B which stands for Bikes!

Question: Have city leaders considered a Marching Band?

These kids should have ridden more responsibility, but the police shouldn’t be riding motorcycles on sidewalks and speeding though groups of kids on bikes at a high rate of speed either. Seems like an over reaction to me.


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Old 01-27-21, 06:21 PM
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If they issue Giro helmets, it may be worth the drive to participate!

It is annoying enough when a group of unruly cyclists roll through an intersection on a group ride. But 3 hours??? C'mon!
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Old 01-28-21, 04:39 AM
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In my neck of the woods this was going on much of the summer and fall, except with motorcycles and ATVs. And in heavily walked residential neighborhoods.
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Thank GOD they had air support. Just imagine...
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Originally Posted by work4bike View Post
it was organized by a group called 209 Rippers...whatever that is.....
209 for area code.
SE Bikes Ripper is an old school BMX cruiser. "Ripper" is like Xerox, Kleenex, or Aspirin.

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Old 02-06-21, 09:37 AM
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Old 02-07-21, 07:25 AM
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Youthful exuberance.
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Old 02-25-21, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
if nothing else, someone needs to set a better example. cyclists don't have a monopoly on this behavior, but Lucas Brunelle has been documenting this kind of stuff for a long time.
Lucas is back in town.

DIVE DIVE DIVE!


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Old 02-25-21, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
Lucas is back in town.

DIVE DIVE DIVE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9aOG53ZIV8

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No kidding, a first person view of coming within seconds of death!
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Old 02-25-21, 12:35 PM
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No kidding, a first person view of coming within seconds of death!
A first person view of Lucas prioritizing those valuable seconds and first saving his beater bike from death, before helping his friend (who fell in trying to help him!) get out of the water.
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