I was surprised to see someone else
doing the Star Wars theme on Caltrain. Usually I don't see anyone
else headed for bike party until I'm much closer to the start.
That was a nice change! Once I got there there were quite a few
people doing something for it. Lots of fun was had collecting the
Not many of us are talented enough
to make a trike into a star fighter. Cosmo won the "WOW! *ON
THEME*(TM)" award! He even has an R2D2 unit backing him up.
We started the ride with a "spin
around the galaxy". That would be once around the park on the road
that circumnavigates it.
Lots of people did something for
the theme, but many of them looked like normal San Jose
residents until you looked close enough to realize they were
R2D2 was the most popular Star
Usually we recommend riding the
bicycle, not carrying it on the back of your "bike".
The lights on that helmet blinked
and swirled randomly. Didn't remind me of anything in particular
from Star Wars, but it looked good.
Starting after the first regroup I
saw these shirts sprinkled through the crowd.
Right about then the lights went
out in the parking lot where we were regrouping. It was like
we'd suddenly fallen into a black hole.
I heard some conspiracy theorist
say something like "they shut off the lights to get rid of us.
It didn't work." Later talking to Gary he said "They always turn
off the lights in that parking lot at 10 PM." Whatever the
reason, that was the end of my crowd browsing. Spent the rest of
the regroup talking to friends. I heard later that the darkness
made the action on the dance floor a lot better. Many enjoyed
The rest of the ride was
uneventful. Not long after we reached the end some cops showed
up to send us on our ways. I followed a batch of riders leaving
the plaza going westbound, but when they went south on Market I
went right on Park, that being my way home from there.
Yup. On the way home I stopped and
picked up a few things at the grocery store. #Quaxing being the
in thing, you get to see this picture of my loaded bike!