The weather wasn't the best. The
temps were cool but not too bad. The problem was that there was a
50% chance of rain. It had rained recently enough that the ground
was wet, but as the ride gathered it wasn't coming down.
Attendance was down, but that bad. There were still many dozens of
riders up for a christmas bike party.
The wet roads added a nice reflected
image to the lights.
Jarek was our fearless leader in
November. It was a great route and a great crowd, but I didn't
bring my camera to document the fact. Sorry about that.
About this time it started raining
again. Nikki borrowed my poncho. I was glad to lend it to her,
because she was rolling without any rain gear. Turns out that my
yellow cycling jacket and ugly sweater were plenty warm and dry
enough to keep me comfortable. That was a pleasant surprise!
Not only were the christmas lights
on the houses fun, but we were to. I suppose we were a river of
blinking lights and christmas greetings to the people having their
christmas parties. Everyone was feeling the holiday spirit.
I took to singing "I'm dreaming of a light christmas, just like
the ones in San Jose..." Still working on the rest of the lyrics
When she returned the poncho at the
end Nikki had great things to say about how good a job it did of
keeping her dry.