Before the ride we were worried
about Pokemon Go players missing the details that make people
safe. To make a long story short, that was a silly concern. Thanks
for the image though, Booble! The theme this month was red, white
and blue. There was lots of participation.
See that long procession of bikes in
the right lane, everyone giving each other plenty of room, but
still close enough together that it feels like a party? That's
bike party enjoying the evening. Somebody counted 1507, but I'm
not sure where. Probably it was somewhere on this leg of the ride.
We'd stop for a light and a large
number of people would gather behind me fairly quickly.
By the time we got to the first
regroup everyone was in a good mood. Something about riding
together does that to people.
I volunteered to bird the "Left on
Plumeria!", so I left the regroup for my post as soon as the music
stopped. That worked great, I was there long before the bulk of
the riders started to show up.
I like to take a picture of our
fearless leader, but I didn't get any good chances to photograph
Sherm. Probably this is the one of him going left on Plumeria.
Hadn't got the timing for the shutter down at that point. Sorry
Sherm. He made us a great route, despite not posing for a picture.
Maybe blue with stars isn't quite
red, white, and blue, but it was hard enough to get good pictures
that I'll take it.
Birded until it got to the point
that the road was empty behind me. Then I started to roll for the
second regroup. Turns out there must have been more, because every
now and then another group of friends would catch up with me.
Also, once I had been rolling at a good pace for a while I started
to pass people taking it slow. At this point bike party was a
seemingly endless river of small groups, each having a good time
in their own way.
Grrr... I gotta figure out why
sometimes this camera goes fuzzy like that.
Mountain View was the opposite way
from the last leg of the ride, so rather than follow from there I
stayed at the last regroup until everyone else had left and then
went home. Feeling grateful for another marvelous evening to
remember with bike party!