and not just one car of unruly cops, but 4-5 squad cars staked out throughout our ride route, giving tickets from "failing to signal" to not having proper lighting equipment, to "failure to yield to a traffic control device" . it's become reminiscent of the Critical Mass rides with the crew of over-zealous cops intent on beating conformity into us. the funny part is that before the article came out, harrassment was at a minimum (we managed to get ALL of our confiscated bikes back), but thanks to the article's mention of certain activities we like to keep "downlow" , we've been set up every time.
but, on the positive side, the cops will always lose their battle to crush the spirit of the cycling community. we, as cyclists, will always be faster, smarter, and have more fun in one day on our bikes than they have in an entire year in their boxes. you can't ticket what you can't catch, suckers!
Bikes Are Better.