Tonight’s Critical Mass ride was a memorial ride for Tom Samson.
You can get an idea of the turnout from this video, taken just after the start, heading north on Spadina.
After a minute of silence, and a bit of milling about, the crowd dispersed a bit faster than usual (we were blocking traffic in all four directions; also it was getting very cold)
It was peaceful riding alone the rest of the way home, with the roads dusted with snow. Please let there not be any other memorial rides this year.
Update 2013: Star story follow up on this case.
Update 2015: Driver pleads guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Sentencing hearing to follow in August.