10 December 2009

Copenhagenize Rides San Francisco Critical Mass

I'm way behind on so many things. I finally had the chance to edit this little film that I shot in San Francisco in October 2009. By fantastic coincedence, my lecture tour was on the same day as the Halloween Critical Mass bicycle ride.

I took part with some friends, riding my Biomega borrowed from the W Hotel.

I was meant to borrow a Danish Bullitt cargo bike from Erik Zo, who was kind enough to offer it to me, but not knowing where I'd end up in the course of the evening, or with whom and what not, I decided against it. I didn't want to be the man who got the bike stolen. :-) In lieu of borrowing the bike, Erik gave me a lift from the lecture back to my hotel.

The bicyle ride was quite brilliant, I must admit. It was definately more 'in your face' compared to the critical mass I was in in Budapest in September, but it certainly wasn't aggressive at all. The whole Halloween angle, with people dressed up in crazy costumes added to the festival atmosphere.

There were loads of people riding bicycles. Anybody know the number? I haven't been able to find the estimate.

The music in the video is by a friend of mine, Andy, in the UK. Atlum Schema is the name. Check it out at www.atlumschema.co.uk. This song of his seems to fit the video so perfectly.