Friday night’s 12-mile ride through Downtown, The Roads, Miracle Mile, East Coral Gables, and East Little Havana never went through Overtown as planned. Instead, the mass missed the N.W. Second Avenue turn and, for the third month in a row, found itself clusterfucked on Biscayne Boulevard, this time with a Heat game and Ultra in full swing. No matter what the map says or how hard the lead bikes try to keep the mass en route, Biscayne seems to always prevail. “Come to me,” it says. “The motorists in my car-stuffed lanes need something to look at while they idle in traffic.” The spell works every time.
Nonetheless, it was a solid ride, with the Coral Way stretch to the beat of the (still unnamed?) Bicycle Sound System being particularly glorious. My favorite part was when an entire karate class came out of the dojo to watch us ride past on Ponce de Leon. Ah, the power of the Mass. Not even the Sensei could resist.
Here are some photos from the ride.
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