Critical Mass serves no good purpose
I am responding to your recently published essays on the "bicycle debate" (Insight, Oct. 25).
Alex Harvill, defending bicyclists, is, in my humble opinion, completely out of bounds. Since when does Critical Mass decide for a private individual how he or she will get across town? The last time I checked, it is quite legal for a person to drive alone in an automobile. If Mr. Harvill doesn't like that, well, too bad.
One should remind Mr. Harvill that in a confrontation between an automobile and a bicycle, it is more likely that the bicyclist will lose. If Critical Mass riders continue to engage in stupid and unsafe behavior, it is quite likely that riders, such as Mr. Harvill will find themselves pinned beneath an axle with a body crushed to a pulp.
Critical Mass is engaging in illegal and dangerous activities. I encourage the editors of the Portland Tribune to not give a voice to its representatives. Let's disband Critical Mass and keep Portland civil and safe.