Cathy & Michael's Blog

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Toy Run - First Ride in the Rain

Well, today was the 28th annual Toy Run - Michael and I and David ... and Skooter all took part. Michael has probably done this ride for more than 15 years - it was David's first and my fourth (I think). Every year about this time, a bunch of bikers (sometimes) a 1000 or even 2000 ride up and deliver toys to the Boys and Girls Country. It's pretty cool - the cops block off the entire freeway so we can ride undisturbed.

This year was great compared to last year - on the way there at least. Last year it was like in the 30s and I needed to soak in a hot bath when I got home - but that didn't even warm me up. Well, this year it was T-shirt weather for Michael and the hard core bikers - which for me meant two long sleeve shirts! On the way back however, we ran into some rain. In all my years riding with Michael - this is the first time we've hit rain. It stings a bit - especially when going fast on the freeway. Of course - the rain we were in was really nothing - just a mist according to Michael. You can't really see it from this picture, but the bottom part of my legs, plus my arms are soaked - and of course pretty much all of Michael.

Anyway, it was fun - a good day. Good weekend. Always good not to work 24/7. Maybe there's hope for me yet.