It was Friday, January 21st, 2011.
Starting in the parking lot of that
abandoned theater on Capitol Expressway we (SJBP) had a very orange
Those oranges were loaded with alcohol
laced jello. Justin said later that they were back yard oranges from a
friends tree. So tasty, interesting, and on theme!
One of the problems with the orange
theme was that San Jose has orange street lights, so everything that
was a shade somewhere between white and red looked orange. I found
myself needing to ask some people "are you orange?" That woman in the
Superman shirt responded to my question by showing off her "stealth
I was surprised that I didn't see any
Tennessee orange. Texas was almost common, and U of I was represented
at least lightly.
I'm not sure if this was a family group
or a teenybopper party with adult supervision, but many of them had
orange tassels and they seemed to enjoy riding together.
This woman is working on an exhibit of
wooden bicycles coming up in April or something like that in downtown
San Jose. She wants to connect with bike party for a coordinated ride
to kick off the event or something like that. Sounds like a great idea
Even the moon seemed orange...
The woman in the "Lang Leve de
Koningin!" shirt explained that in Holland in April they celebrate the
Queen's birthday by turning the whole country orange. She'd been there
and seen it, and the shirt was her souvenir of the experience.
Not so long after I took this picture I
found a crew of birds to hang out with. Everybody was happy about what
a great evening we'd had. We spent time talking over what we'd seen,
and generally enjoying the perfect weather. There had been a few
crashes, nothing too dramatic. The theme had been a success. Billy Cool
said he counted 1050 bikers just after the ride started. Not bad for a
After a while Teresa and Purple showed
up. That turned up the party vibe a lot! Being as good at having fun as
Teresa is takes talent and practice. A good time was had by all...
Yup. You've reached the foot of the
page. Feeling orange?