Critical Mass 2009

Critical Mass Orlando 2009

9 replies
  1. Thom Parkin
    Thom Parkin says:

    What is the distance normally travelled?
    I am not a veteran cyclist (and an old man) and may not be up for a loooong ride. My commute on the bike is only 5 miles each way.

    Also, the recent weather here in Orlando is VERY discouraging. I hope by the end of the month we have warmer temperatures!!

  2. Julius
    Julius says:

    Hey Thom, the average length of Critical Mass is around 9 miles. It may be less than this, it really depends on the end point. We usually end the ride at Stardust, but sometimes that changes (for instance, we’ve end at Retro City Cycles in the past). This ride isn’t meant to be arduous in any way; we try to keep the pace slow, and feel free to leave the ride whenever you feel like. We play some games afterward, but the fun part is really in the ride itself… you know, the whole journey vs the destination thing.

    Also, I agree with your weather concerns. Especially since the rides are scheduled around sunset, the temperature at the end of the ride will be dramatically lower than the start. I’m pretty sure that everyone is in agreement that warmer Critical Mass weather is preferred.

  3. Keri
    Keri says:

    Thom, I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s not the least bit strenuous and the group is very welcoming and social.

    Here’s to warmer weather. And knowing we’re total wimps compared to our friends who are riding in sub-freezing temps 😉

  4. JohnB
    JohnB says:

    Hi, Keri! I’m continuing to check out your Commute Orlando site, and I was going to comment on what wimps you were complaining about cold weather in Florida, but I see you’ve already admitted it! 🙂 Check out some recent entries in our Winter Commuting thread!

    Our CM is in hibernation for the winter!

  5. Keri
    Keri says:

    I know John, we’re such a bunch of ninnies!

    I did read part of your thread that started in November with the number of people who wiped out on black ice. Y’all are hearty folks up there in Maine 😉

  6. oscar
    oscar says:

    hi all … hope that someone still replies , since this thread is months old … anyway … wifey and i are going to hit up critical mass this coming friday the 26th for the first time … wanted to know if anyone can give us an example of the route … since the previous destinations from the park are so close and it is said that it takes about 9 miles … any insight would be greatly appreciated … thanx t&o

  7. Keri
    Keri says:


    I’m not sure if the route ever changes, but here’s what it’s been on the CMs I’ve done:

    Princeton – Edgewater – Lakeview – Orange – Anderson – Rosalind – Robinson – Mills… then it splits and some take Virginia/Corrine to Stardust, others go back to the park (presumably via Princeton).

  8. oscar
    oscar says:

    thanx for the lightning fast response ! … keri ! keri ! keri ! … that was about 300 fans chanting your name … anyway … sounds like a smooth ride … def looking fwd to it ! … be safe … t&o

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