Tonight was the 2008 Ride of Silence, and Columbus had an EXCELLENT turnout! I'm terrible with estimates of this type, but there were at least 1000 people on our ride - it stretched for blocks!
Consider Biking's executive director Jeff Stephens and City Council member Mary Ellen O'Shaughnessy were the speakers, but there wasn't much to say before the silent ride took off, other than to read off the names of people who had died - both in Columbus and friends from around the world.
It was eerie - it was a ride of silence - and the street itself was quiet as we took our place on the road and the only sound was that of onlookers watching and commenting, clapping, or in a few cases, drunkenly hooting. Sigh...
I took a lot of pictures... enjoy. (If you're reading through a feed reader, please click through to see the pics - the Flickr widget isn't showing up for Google Reader, at the least).
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People, not speed.