I'm past the point of going to see bands, drinking High Life or gin, staying up until 4am and annoying the servers at IHOP. But it's not like I'm in bed at 10 o'clock, either. I don't have to work until 1pm on Sunday so I can sleep late, as opposed to going out for the Thursday night ride and having to work at 9 in the morning on Friday. So what does everyone do on Saturday nights? Would you want to go for a bike ride? Here are some pros and cons:
Can stay out/don't have to work early Sunday
More people are out so more people see us riding
More people are out so more cars/potentially drunk drivers
Add your own in the comments. The 'more people are out so more people see us riding' seems to be one of the main reasons of critical mass which has failed to take shape in Memphis, not for lack of trying. So even though there is no rush hour on Saturday this ride has the potential to be a kind of "statement" ride (any more than riding alone on Saturday night, who's to say?). And are you already going places by bike on Saturday night? Let me know. Take some pictures and send them to me: fixmemphis at yahoo.com. I want to know who has the fullest bike rack on a Saturday night. What party were you at where there were bikes in the living room or bedroom?
I know the culture is out there and it's not just polo and cross racing and club rides.