Virginia prepared for SJBP's Fruit
ride by downloading the route information to her phone and getting
a whole bunch of fresh local fruit.
She also found this shirt with a
pineapple in the art in the depths of her closet and brought her
friend Mary who also found fruit in the closet. For Mary this was
her first bike party. To add to the challenge, she was doing it on
a new bike. She'd gone 20 miles on the Guadalupe River Trail, so
he was confident in her ability to finish. All I could think was
"That's brave." What if something broke? What if her eyes couldn't
handle the dark spots? She and Virginia are old friends, so if
Virginia had faith I had to go with that.
Probably pineapple was the most
I'd wanted to get some Helium
balloon fruits to put on the back of the tandem, but Diddiams was
fruit free in the decorating department and I didn't know where
else to look. That guy had better luck.
All of the pictures of people riding
their bicycles were taken by Virginia while riding on the back of
Boone counted 550ish of us.
Probably some of those people who
didn't look on theme had on Fruit Of The Loom brand clothes.
That speaker box on Pei Mei's back
weighed in at 38 lbs. I didn't know a human back could haul that
much all evening!
Not sure how much of the difference
between the colors in the pictures of Pearl and Nancy was the
difference between Virginia's camera and mine, and how much was
the difference between the lighting in the two situations.
So happy Mary made it through okay.
She talked about having a crisis of confidence going up the hill
on Ruby, but Jacky had pulled her through. We escorted her home
after the end. She let us use the bathroom before we headed out
for the rest of the trip home. That was so much better than having
to ride all the way to a 24 hour Safeway in Santa Clara to get
relief. Grateful that Virginia has a friend who lives downtown
like that one!