A renegade freelancer at New Times recently conducted a random telephone survey of used car dealers and private sellers regarding their thoughts about alternative transportation. You aint gon catch me in no hot-ass sun on a bike, admitted a private seller of a Cadillac Brougham. Alex from Palermo Motors doesnt mind pedaling. People need transportation, and they come with natural A/C, he said of bicycles. A man named Victor Hugo explained that where he lives in Kendall, La gente no respetan bikers. But he likes bikes because, hey, no insurance. We couldnt agree more.
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Saturdays Critical Mass bike ride, a monthly event celebrating the power of self-propelled motion, is routed through downtown and the Groves topnotch urban vistas. The subtropical morning sunlight bouncing between the coke-fueled skyline and our Atlantic superhighway is stunning. Meet at the Vizcaya Metrorail station at 10 a.m. Visit criticalmass.meetup.com/40.
Sat., Oct. 11, 2008