Thanks for getting those great shots, and getting them posted so fast. As luck would have it I didn't get a single useable picture today. Actually, I was too busy just havin' fun. This was So Cal as good as it gets- early March, shirtsleeve weather- (even for me, and I'm a total wimp about cold.) Clear enough to see the island and the mountains. And getting to ride from Huntington to Newport with just a mild headwind going down, and an easy tailwind coming back is rare. It doesn't get better than this.
Oh, yeah. It does get better.
Add about a dozen bike nuts out on their favorite ridin' rats, mix well with sunshine, an easy pace, add all the various sights to be seen on the bike path from HB pier to Balboa pier. A stop at the cantina, a corner to ourselves in the crowd- time to rest, eat, and talk bikes. The women can get a little break from the bike talk. Good food to boot. It's always a double surprise when you grab a burrito at a beachside cantina, and it turns out to be really good.
Here's where this all ends up. Getting those moments when you realize that you are just plain having a lot of fun- those few moments that you catch, when you can truly say, "There's no place I'd rather be than right here- nothing I'd rather be doing than this. That was today, the first second Saturday Rat Rod Ride. It was great meeting, and riding with everyone.
We'll do it again, next month- second Saturday in April.
Oh, yeah- I even salvaged the official hand painted sign. We can use it again next month.