The theme for this ride was "post
apocalypse". To get us in the mood, many birds posted "apocalypse
teams", friend lists that were sort of like cast rolls for the
apocalypse movie. My favorite writeup was on Jarek's list, where I was
"Most likely to die a dignified death and leave behind the answer." A
lot of fun was had with that. I was looking forward to seeing what
people did with it.
A lot of people responded to the
apocalypse by dressing in military camo and packing heat. I only saw
one bike with a steam punk cow catcher on it though.
There was a brief bird meeting before
we started encouraging people to start pedaling. I got distracted by
the woman in green, so I can't say much about what was said except that
Yoshi needed some more volunteers on corners. If you're not a bird and
you ride in bike party regularly, please consider stepping up to help
make future rides better. We can use the help!
Except for the lens cap, that's a great
picture of a one of a kind bike. Didn't get another chance on that one.
It was a treat to watch the fire
spinner do his thing.
I tried several times to get a better
picture of that illuminated headgear. It was a great version of the
spoke card art. I never did see one of those to take a picture
There were lots of guys that dressed up
for the apocalypse by not shaving for a few days. This was the only one
that made a shirt statement out of it though. A stubbly chin just isn't
enough dressing up for me to photograph. To be in these pictures takes
something more than that.
I got an eggplant taco from the bike
based taco cart. I'm getting food from him again. Yummmm!!! The other
great food I saw that night was a woman who sold bowls of chopped
fruit. That was delicious to. The food at bike party is definitely
getting more interesting.
Somebody asked me what the horns had to
to with the apocalypse. I said "we had the apocalypse and guess what?
You woke up in hell." Thank you Lia for taking this picture and
giving me a Twinkie out of your shopping cart!
I never heard of California Circle before. Ever get that "where's
Billy Cool said later that they had
counted 3200 coming out of the start. He figured that at least 3500
people participated in the ride at one level or another. I had a great
time, and I'm sure a lot of other people did to!