Sorry we couldn't join you, Dennis, but we were en route, via bike and kid
trailers, to our seats for the parade. Got lots of looks and muttered "Hey,
we could do that!" along the way. We parked a fair distance from Orange
Grove and Colorado, being given free bike parking by a church that was
parking cars. We donated about half what the cost of parking a car would
have been anyway!
It would have been possible to get a block or two closer, walking the bikes,
but we were not sure of the availability of a safe place to park the bikes.
(We were pretty sure with past experiences the Church folk that they would
be accommodating and keep an eye on the bikes and trailers.)
Next year, perhaps one could chat with the many defacto parking folks and
set up cut-rate bike parking -- even just the sign announcing same would get
people thinking! Also, the City might work out preferential bike parking
such that it was real close to most of the major grandstands, but especially
the official city grandstands . . .
Roger Gray, Leslie Stotlar, Spencer & Kathryn
Pasadena, CA USA
From: Dennis Crowley [mailto:dennis.crowley@...
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 7:22 AM
Subject: [foothill-bike] New Year's Ride Report
The Parade New Year Ride Report
It was a cold dark morning but we were there at 6:30. We rode and
walked along the floats on Orange Grove. What we didn't count on is
hightened security, FBI, (the other one not Foothill Bike) ATF and
bomb-sniffing dogs preventing us from reaching our re-group location
at Colorado and Orange Grove, (don't they know that Osama doesn't
ride a bike he drives an SUV?). Other riders ran into the same
situation from the other side.
So we backtracked and cut across Del Mar, through the bands and
horses (which was fun in itself). Then made many attempts to get back
on the route which we were unable to do until Los Robles, but once
back on Colorado we rolled along fine. Our bike tires were soon
encrusted with a sticky amalgam of silly-string, confetti,
marshmallows and tortillas, (which may prevent flats).
We did manage to bump into a few other riders on the route and then
at Colorado and Sierra Madre where we watched the fly-over. I got
e-mails and phone calls from some of those we missed but everybody
rode the route and saw the planes, had a good time, even if we didn't
quite do it all together.
Does anyone know a solvent for marshmallows?
Happy New Year.
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