So I have never participated in a Critical Mass ride but in theory I love them. Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and assert cyclist’s right to the road. Well I love bicycling and any and all who celebrate it and as a cyclist I certainly want to increase awareness about cyclist’s right to the road; I’m as sick of having “Get on the sidewalk,” yelled at me as the next bicyclist. So what’s not to love? Well as the debacle in Seattle on July 25th showed, quite a bit actually. A lot has already been written about this but for those that haven’t heard during the July 25th critical mass a driver plowed into a group of cyclists and then attempted to flee the scene. Accounts vary greatly but according to the eyewitness accounts I have read the driver made it a block before meeting another wall of cyclists where he stopped, was physically dragged from his car. His car then had the front and rear windshields busted and the tires slashed, while his passenger was still in the car. The driver was then hit in the head with an object, the accounts I read said it was a heavy metal U-lock. Wow, huh?