I'm up a little early this morning so I'll try to be quiet. Enjoy your morning Sift. Shhhhhh.
A- The305.Com kicks things off this morning with a tee shirt inspired by the recent UM scandal.
B- The growth of Critical Mass has created some problems that The Miami Bike Scene decides to address.
A lot of bicyclists anticipate Critical Mass on the last Friday of each and every month. I've seen it referred to as "an institution" and "a religious experience". It's so important to some that they schedule themselves off from work, drive from neighboring suburbs and/or take a train from many miles away to partake in this activity with other cyclists. However, when the ride begins it seems as if they are racing to finish. Why would any educated adult wait all month for something just to rush to the end? Why are some of you in such a hurry to get it over with? It's not a race, it's a community ride! Enjoy your once a month ritual with others, discuss bicycles, talk amongst your peers, share cycling stories or tips, make the moment last. If you can hold a conversation and maintain 12mph pace without any distractions go for it, but you folks chatting it up and allowing gaps to form because you're so caught up in a conversation that the group has left you behind, you probably should wait until the ride is over for discussions.C- Over two dozen new photos are up at The Street.
D- El Vato is your economical place to pick up some good Mexican in the Brickell areaa, says Eat It, Miami.
Walk out happy that you outsmarted the crowd waiting for a table at Rosa and that you saved enough money to buy one cocktail at the Viceroy.E- Random Pixels photoshops his reaction to the news that more layoffs have occurred at the Miami Herald.
F- The Reid Report provides the latest example of Michele Bachmann's penchant for the absurd.