Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tahoe Revolt

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General Motors has created an online commercial making contest for their Tahoe SUV, calling it "Tahoe, American Revolution".

BTW, what's up with the red "E"?(see picture on right)

It may as well be called "Tahoe, an American Revolt", if you watch what some folks have created.

Some of my favorites include, "Greenland" and "Citizen of Earth".(see choice slides from the commercials on the right)

Watch them while you still may.

Reports are that the folks at GM are pulling these commercials fast.

Any other good ones out there?

If you liked this, you might enjoy watching "SUV City"

If you make a Tahoe commercial, share your link to it (smile).

Monday, April 03, 2006

Critical Mass Mexico

Coming April 22, 2006 is the Rosarito to Ensenada Fun ride. It is reported to be even bigger than the LA Bike Tour. It is reported to have the wackiness of critical mass and Midnight Ridazz rides. People dress themselves and their bikes in whimsical costumes.

The views are reported to be spectacular. And from what I understand, the bikes do take over these streets of the Rosarito to Ensenada bike ride.

It is probably the biggest Critical Mass rides, of sorts on the whole north American continent.

And Skaters also ride the Rosarito to Ensenada bike ride(see picture and report).

Rosarito Beach to Ensenada bike ride

In a day or two there will be a local report with a Mexican bicycle flavor.

Post LA Bike Tour

Ok guys... What did you think of that huge critical mass ride AKA LA Bike Tour 2006? See pictures from the ride.

The story from reps at the organizers is that they had something over 14,000 registrants for the bike tour. That is quite a mass of cyclists.

I estimate that the number of actual cyclists was well over 20,000 cyclists. A report from one spot along the route is that for at least 30 plus minutes there was a steady, packed, flow of cyclists 15-20 across, going about 10-15 MPH. And if 15 cyclist passed the reporter every second for only 30 minutes, that would be 28,000 cyclists. And that would not be counting those in the thinner portion at the front of the pack and the straglers in the rear.

Read Will Campbell's report from the ride titled "Not My Favorite Bike Tour Ever". In his report touches on the Rosarito to Ensanada Bicycle Fun Ride, which is probably the biggest bicycle ride in Mexico, and probably the biggest in the USA too.

Kirk, from Redondo Beach, posted a ton of pictures from the LA Bike Tour 2006 on his blog and flickr.

Do you guys know of any websites with more pictures or videos from the ride please post the address in the comments, so we all can find them(smile).

This week, in honor of the Mexican immigrants, I will run a series of the Mexico, bicycle, USA connection. Be looking for a couple articles this week. I think you will be please with the info.