We totally intended to be at the show by noon. However, that was not going to happen. After filling up our gas tanks, we headed down the road and hopped on I 101 for the 25 mile ride to the venue. We saw a few electronic signs over the freeway that said I 101 was closed down the road. Really? They close down the freeway? Apparently there was a big wreck somewhere down the highway. So, cones gradually closed down lanes starting on the left. Eventually we were forced to take an exit and use the surface streets to get to our destination. Well, all the freeway traffic was now on the surface streets just like us and it was a nightmare!!!! What should have been an easy, peasy ride turned out to be a LOT of super slow riding, stopping, starting, clutching, braking and watching out for the cagers that didn't seem to see us. Of course, I got hot, too. It was with a great sigh of relief when we made our destination, parked the bikes and shed the gear. I think we ended up taking about 2 hours to get there from our hotel.
Today was definitely busier than yesterday. Man, what great people watching. Not too long after our arrival, this guy shows us to harass us. Yup, the mighty Bob Still in real life :-) We had a delightful visit with Bob.
There were lots of Motorcycle "Clubs" mingling about.
These custom helmets were um, ah, interesting. Yeah, that's it, interesting.
We did actually engage a number of people today regarding bike tours and I expect tomorrow will be even busier. We managed to get back to the hotel without issue and now I'm ready for bed.
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