When I got there I knew right away
that this wasn't one of the bike parties that had a widely popular
theme. Participation was light. By the time we rolled out this
field was completely covered with bicyclists ready to ride.
Bob was in from Arizona. It had been
a long time since he'd bike partied with the rest of us, so I had
to document that.
There were a few batches of people
that did something. I got pictures of those. Thanks for
participating in the theme!
Aside from having an awesomely
Japanese looking silk top Virginia had a cool laser on her bicycle
that shot images of bicycles on the butt of whomever was riding in
front of her. I didn't find out about that until later though.
Part of the ride was going through
Japantown. Yup. Every signpost had an Obon poster on it.
One thing that made this bike party
very different from most was there was only one very long regroup.
It was more like a dance party with an involved intro and fadeout.
Some people liked it, but some people didn't. The music was good,
so I spent a lot of time dancing.
San Jose Taiko did a performance at
the beginning of the regroup, but I was still coming in with the
rest of the riders when that was going on. Sorry I can't share
pictures of that with you.
A week or two later I talked to
Carlos. He said bike party did a good enough job of cleaning up
after ourselves at the regroup that the Flea Market people said
we'll be welcome to come back and do it again some other bike
party. Thank you everybody for that! Especially the ravens...