This was Peninsula Bike Party's
Facebook Ride. When I got to Lytton Plaza there were already maybe a
dozen bike riders there. We just talked about whatever. Several more
riders were on the train that gets to Palo Alto at 8:06, so the ride
couldn't leave before that. I pushed stickers. Somewhere in that time I
met a couple of guys that said they were facebook employees. They
didn't want their pictures taken. Then I got into a situation where I
wanted to take some pictures and got out my New Zealand camera.
I'm still groping through the modes the
thing has, figuring out what I can and can't do with it. Sometimes
getting a good picture is easy, but then that changes. Sometimes I
can't figure out how to get out of the mode it's in. Then later I find
another mode that does interesting things. For sure I don't yet know it
well enough to get good pictures every time on the first try yet.
Rob explained on the test ride that
this was once Facebook engineering's building. Marketing and Corporate
were a couple of buildings away and on another street nearby. That
program I used to spread the word that this page exists, where you
could have found a link to this page, was likely created or evolved
inside this building. When we were there it was vacant real estate
John said this is probably the only
bottle of this Silver Tequila in the USA. The bottle was designed and
manufactured in France. The flavor is excellent. He likes bragging on
the stuff. The name sounds like "yeah you", with the "h" sound kinda
A lot of us spent a few moments mugging
in front of the facebook like logo. Then somebody spread the word that
the southbound train would be leaving soon. We got Adina to lead
us down to the Menlo Park station.
We got there with five or ten minutes
to spare. I took some pictures of some of those who were there.
Due to not missing the train, I got
home at a more civilized hour than I can remember from another bike
party. Something like midnight. Not only that, but I didn't have the
tiredness of pedaling back from San Jose on top of the ride. My legs
had plenty of pep the next day. That was such a nice change.