That's what the
Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose looks like on a sunny but
not too warm Friday afternoon.
She was one of the people that enjoyed
my little speech in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.
A little after 6 PM I went down to
Bascom on the next train going my way. I ended up waiting something
like eight minutes at the Paseo de San Antonio station.
The first time I shopped here Tamar
wanted me to go with her to get something there. It's too far from the
places I know for me to go there often. However, I blundered across the
place waiting for bike party to start, and I've gone back a couple of
times since. There really is a lot of music in that building.
That general area has lots of funky
looking in an interesting way stuff. The vending machines outside Space
Cat looked like they had been empty for a while.
By this time there was a steady stream
of people heading for the bike party. I joined up, and it wasn't long
before I was in a huge parking lot rapidly filling with people in a
very good mood. The party vibe felt good.
I told Lisa about seeing her in the Burners Without Borders movie about
the hurricane Katrina aftermath. She said that because of that movie
she is now in the IMDB, as an actress who played herself in Burn on the
The theme for this month's ride was
"light your bike!" This woman was making her spokes glow.
They were giving out bird patches to
everybody that was vibes watcherish and a regular rider.
This was the only bust I saw the whole
evening, and it was right after the beginning. I think The cops wanted
to make an example of someone. The impression I got was that they were
getting tickets for pedaling thorough a red light. After that bike
party did respect the lights a lot better.
I can't remember another time I posed
with someone that has my nose and teeth. Well, not exactly, but closer
than most. When she asked my name I said "Tian". She said "I have a
tough name to. Tonolea." At least that's what I remember it sounding
like. She has what I can only call a very sweet personality.
That bucket had ice, but the beer was
gone by the time I saw it. The guy said it totally works as a way to
use his bike rack.
At one stop these guys were selling
these SJ BIKE PARTY T Shirts for $10. At the time I didn't realize that
the ink was
totally reflective. In normal ambient light the lettering is a smoky
silvery presence, but when a light shines on it, it shines back. Now I
want one. I gotta wait for another time though. I hope the project
isn't over yet. That nights ride is for sure though.
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