Even just the word "ZOMBIE" on your
The guy with the green cape said he was
That sound cart with the green lights
was pumping out some serious dance music. I followed it for a while
just because I liked the sound.
By this time we were on the 4th floor
of a huge parking garage by a mall in South San Jose. There was a
really good party vibe in the air. People were just happy to have
shared the experience of getting there and it was great. The people in
costume were something of a minority, but they drew my eyes so I kept
taking pictures of them.
People getting their bird patches now
are white birds.
Peter said things are going great
working in a bike shop. He has a really nice Rush Hour fixie.
When I hit the road after the regroup I
was near the back of the pack. I rode along until I found an
intersection where the ride had to turn but there was no bird guiding
the way. I pulled over and yelled "bike party, left turn!" every time I
saw bicyclists coming. After a while the traffic thinned out. The guy
in the black shirt was another bird that had been warning people about
the turn a hundred yards up. We agreed that it was mostly done and
headed onwards. A few hundred yards down the road we found a sound cart
that had blown a tire. He had the tools to help them, so I left him
with them and moved on.
By this time I was more or less alone
on the road. I followed the route on the sheet until it said turn right
on San Carlos. I figured no matter what it was going to be a lot of
peddling to get back to Mountain View. I turned left. It wasn't long
before a bunch, maybe 50 bike partiers caught up with me. They turned
out to be a ride going from the finish back to Campbell. We rode
together until they turned left on Bascom. I turned right there, and
then sort of zigged my way up to El Camino.
I stopped at Denny's for some food and
a rest when I passed that. There was another Bike Partier there, headed
for Alum Rock. I wasn't sure if he was headed in the right direction,
but I'd forgotten my map so I couldn't help him out. I finally got home
after 2 AM. I was happy though, it had been a great evening.