The cool thing was I got to use the new
bike bridge. It has only gone into use since I quit driving so I've not
been under it on the freeway many times. This is only the 2nd or 3rd
time I've been over it.
I think they widened the freeway since
the days when I commuted on it, back in the '80s. It's still a very
busy road, maybe even more so.
Stevens Creek & De Anza just keeps
getting more built up! Those freeway patches on the road are new.
I tried to take a picture of every
pirateish thing I saw. I was hearing a lot of "ahoy matey"s and "shiver
me timbers" type stuff almost constantly. People were definitely
enjoying the pirateness!
That group shot maybe has one piratey
look in it. More likely, they were just too cute a group not to ask for
At the birds meeting they were mostly
talking about front loading intersections and ways to urge people to
move through bottlenecks as quickly as possible.
I'm not sure if pink splotches on
skulls really count as pirate wear, but I was feeling generous.
The tunes coming out of the bike cart
were great! Not only does that guy have great legs, great speakers and
enough batteries, he picks tunes well. I could probably figure out a
good sound cart, but the songs I'd pick would probably be stuff like
Dr. Hook singing "tonight at the freakers ball..." or something like
I think those are pirate hooks they're
Cameron and Susan put up a FREE AIR
station. They had an electric air pump running off a car battery.
People would stop with low tires and be on their way in just moments.
The next day Cameron told me they were busy for about half an hour and
that was it.
I peeled off not long after the ride
left the last regroup. For a while I just watched riders going by, then
I took out my camera and tried to catch some more pictures. I was far
back in the pack, so there wasn't that much I could get.
My souvenir for the event was this
pirate coin. Not sure what I'm going to do with it.