Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Methadone for Critical Mass addicts

In case you're wondering -- these are insulin syringes. 
For those frustrated by the cancellation of the fall Critical Mass, the erstwhile organisers are throwing a few bones:

  • Friday morning from 7:00 to 9:00, the Hungarian Cyclists Club will host a cyclists' breakfast as a kick-off event for the fall Bike to Work campaign. This means free sweet rolls and juice proffered at stategically located stations all over Budapest and other settlements in Hungary. If you're like me, you can hit multiple stations on the network and really pig out.

  • Friday evening at 7 p.m., there's a bicycle design exhibition featuring original work by several young Dutch bike makers. Jointly organised by the cyclists' club and the Dutch Embassy, it is at the MüSziben by Blaha Lujza tér, Corvin áruház, third floor.

  • On Saturday, from morning til early evening, several bike-related programmes will be held along Andrássy út, which will be closed to traffic for celebrations connected to European Mobility Week/Car-Free Day. Of note is an open-invitation forum on Critical Mass -- why it was cancelled this year, what's in store for the "final" CM next spring, and what's in store for CM fans in a post-CM future.

  • At 6 p.m. on Saturday, also on Andrássy, the Hungarian Cycle Chic blog will hold a cycle fashion show (Ride the Catwalk) featuring local models riding their own bikes down the "red carpet" of Andrássy's new red bike lanes. An after party is planned at the AnKERT, corner of Paulay Ede utca and Dalszínház utca.


Anonymous said...

My brother was a heroin addict for awhile. They put him on methadone and now he is going through methadone withdrawal. He is doing a little better than before but I wish there was more I could do for him!

Greg Spencer said...

Thanks for sharing your insights, mackenzie. I do it all for you!!