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… Nicely Done , Bikers to D.C. !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 11th,2013

… from the Washington Times

Thousands of bikers from around the country roared into the D.C. area on  Wednesday in a show of support for Sept. 11 victims and in solidarity against a  controversial Muslim rally on the Mall.

The 2 Million Bikers to DC ride might have fallen short of 2 million strong,  but the numbers were impressive. A line of shining

English: Harley Davidson Sportster, Washington DC

English: Harley Davidson Sportster, Washington DC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

chrome and steel bikes  stretched about a third of a mile from the starting point at the Harley Davidson  of Washington store just outside the District in Prince George’s County.

The bikers began departing from the store at about 10:30 in staggered groups  of 50, stopped for traffic lights and taking an hour or so to get on the  road.

The ride was complicated by the fact that federal and local authorities  denied a permit that would have offered the riders a police escort through  traffic — a sore spot with organizers who thought the denial was for political  purposes.

“We’re here for 9-11,” said national ride coordinator Belinda Bee. “We are  going to have a peaceful ride. … But there are people who are sick and tired  of their rights and liberties being taken away.”

The National Park Service has denied any political motivation for refusing  the permit, which ride organizers sought last month. The Park Service earlier  this year granted a permit to a Muslim group planning a rally Wednesday to call  attention to social justice issues.

The American Muslim Political Action Committee has scheduled a rally to draw  attention to what they call unfair fear of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terrorist  attacks.

Ms. Bee said the ride was originally set up to counter the rally and show  respect for the victims of that day.

Dan O’Brien, 54, of Mansfield, Ohio, said he had been “looking for a ride  like this” to honor the Sept. 11 victims, but the rally also spurred him to  join.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/11/2-million-bikers-roar-dc-honor-911-protest-muslim-/#ixzz2ecShUgSE Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

LEC here — the bikers did a nice job . Peaceful , reverent , and decent . Also , they nailed the Muslim extremists protesting on the National Mall right where they deserved to be hit …. in the court of Public Opinion ! Well Done !

.. especially the video link that is contained in the article . The interstate involved in this sequence is , I am willing to guess , is I – 295 , in suburban Maryland . The heavy forestation would place it just south of the District , before the Capital Beltway [I – 495] , near the new Woodrow Wilson bridge that crosses the Potomac River valley into Virginia . It is impressive , and has thousands of bikers heading into the District . For obvious reasons , the police has cleared the highway , so it is all bikers , and lots of them ………

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