Tuesday, June 7, 2016

We flew a drone over Monday's Slow Roll Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 12:13 PM

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  • Photo via @TheFringeLife on Instagram

The scene was hectic Monday evening as motorists funneled into the narrow streets of Hamtramck. There was a common goal among all the cars hauling bikes — get to the starting point of this week’s Slow Roll before the herd pushes off.

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  • Photo via @TheFringeLife on Instagram

This week, the Roll Crew took members on a looped route that began and finished at The Fowling Warehouse. Surrounding the event was a concentration of Detroit police, a rare sighting in our sprawling cityscape. Officers play a vital role in the modern Slow Roll, which has swollen in ranks. They help Slow Roll’s yellow shirts ensure biker safety. They also keep the perturbed motorists who are surprised by the unanticipated delay from going full Grand Theft Auto on the crowd.



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  • Photo via @TheFringeLife on Instagram

We set up at the corner of Georgia and Mt. Elliot Street, the first major bend, and sent the drone up above the masses. About 400 feet up beyond the buzzing crowd, police sirens, and idling semi trucks, the scene was peaceful.

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  • Photo via @TheFringeLife on Instagram
The rotting streets may be a nightmare to drive on, but from the sky, they emit wonderful patterns and colors. From the drone's perspective, the roads are a unique canvas, and the slow rollers a curious feature.

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  • Photo via @TheFringeLife on Instagram
Follow @TheFringeLife on Instagram for more drone footie from Reese Lassman. 

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