This time I started with bike party at the beginning of the preride from downtown to the official start at Oakridge Mall. The Mardi Gras theme was visible, but not overwhelming, except for one rider.


Before we hit the road Justin did a count. There was something like a hundred of us, which he called "a new record!"


At the mall it was like old home week. Lots of friends out having a good time. Lots of fun sights to see.


Grrr... Sometimes this camera takes another "melty" picture like that one. I'd have sorted that one out, except for the fact that it was the only picture I got of them.


I found out later that not long after we started rolling Sidney got a count of the crowd. There were 1034 of us.




I saw several cargo bikes. Seems like people that need to carry lots of groceries need them.

I'm used to hearing the term "rice rocket" applied to 1000+ cc motorcycles. People that were eating the food from this truck found it good.







I think about the time I took the picture of that white sound cart it was putting out "California knows how to party..."


Somewhere around this point in the ride we were supposed to have a second regroup, but the security for our destination nixed it. Instead we kept rolling.


That cargo bike has an electric assist. The guy thinks it's great. I suppose if the power for the battery came from a solar array no dinosaurs were liberated for him to move forward.





Your Mama must have showed her tits to a lot of people to end up with that many beads.  As John put it "she is such a whore."

Due to the end of the ride being down by Oakridge Mall the ride home was a bit longer than usual. Also, we kept stopping to party along the way. First there was the one on John's porch. Then we ran into Renee and Dora who were at the Blue Bonnet. To make a long story short, I didn't get home until about 3:30 AM. It didn't bother me though. I was so happy because it had been a great evening.