I was on my way to San Jose Bike
Party's Ride Of The Gods when I noticed that yet another huge
building is going up on Tasman Street. This one is right near the
corner of First St.
I could tell when I was getting
close to bike party, because I started seeing gaggles of
bicyclists. They were all heading for the parking lot at First and
Hedding, where it was scheduled to begin this month.
I suppose that when many bicyclists
pray to God, at least part of the prayer is "DON'T DOOR ME!"
About then the Candidates on the
June ballot started making their case for the bicyclist vote.
Sam Liccardo and Dave Cortese both
sound like good candidates. San Jose is lucky to have two good
Pierluigi Oliverio also talked to us. It was hard to concentrate
when I was surrounded by so many Gods.
Kathy Sutherland and Susan Marshland
both sounded good for City Council.
There were lots of Gods to be found.
Aztec gods, Roman Gods,...
Greek Gods, Viking Gods, and Ed. Now
Ed's record is 56 consecutive SJBP events, which makes him an
awesome God of persistence!
DaBrim makes any bike helmet into a
hat with a great shady brim. Gotta love the kind of gods that
think up that kind of accessory!
I saw Boone counting. Later on
facebook he said the count was something like 1800.
There were plenty of sports gods. I
thought about showing up in a GORE 21 jersey but I was hung up by
the fact it was $100 at Sports Authority. Couldn't talk myself
into giving that much money to the NFL for one shirt that isn't
even wash and wear. Gotta respect those that are willing to
I can really relate to that idea the
greenback has something to do with the ride of the gods.
Betcha a lot of football gods are
going to visit that stadium once it opens!
These guys were all birding
different turns in God forsaken parts of Milpitas. Big thanks for
The light show that bike was
dropping gave the place a total disco feel.
There was a shortage of Ravens this
month. One of the problems was that the confetti bomber marooned
them in one place while they cleaned up confetti more than once.
Another was a shortage of volunteers for the role. We need more
There was an accident on the last
leg of the ride. Somebody had his front fork mashed by a car and
might have suffered a concussion in the wreck. Purple was there to
triage the hurt guy. Everybody was all smiles at the end. Another
great bike party!