2005-01-26 Easy Riders - Villager

SCOOPY'S NOTEBOOK

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Time’s Up! executive director Bill Di Paolo and about a dozen fellow bicyclists went down to D.C. to represent in the cold for Critical Mass at the inaugural. Although Critical Mass is known for its monthly traffic-blocking rides in New York City, Di Paolo said they had no plans to try to “cork” Bush’s motorcade with their bikes. At one point they did get on the route, after everyone had passed, but were blocked by police horses. “We were just riding in there for fun,” he said. The cyclists cheered all the Republicans walking around from parties in fur coats, he noted. Some G.O.P.’ers at one point cheered the Mass back as they tooled around, to which one of the bike riders yelled, “Next time, don’t wear fur!” Some videos of protesters in action at the inaugural will be shown at Time’s Up!’s headquarters, on E. Houston St. between Mulberry and Mott Sts., on Thurs., Jan. 27, starting at 8:05 p.m., followed by the usual free movie, starting at 8:30 p.m.