Thursday, May 25, 2006


At the start of our departure, we were serenaded by Lou Wow and the Poi Boys in Venice. photo Jeff Thrasher.

We dip our tires in the Pacific for take-off. photo Jeff Thrasher.

Today we rode from our apartment in Hollywood to Venice where we met up with a wonderful group of people to wish us well on our journey. The Poi Boys, dressed in disguise as Pirates on Stilts, played us farewell tunes as we dipped our back tires into the Pacific at Will Rogers State Beach. Then we rode up the coast to Malibu and had a lovely afternoon picnic with a great group of riders who made the trip out with us. we flew Lana's butterfly kites, watched a boy doing backflips, ate grandma's Chewies (a secret recipe), and saw a group of dolphins swimming close to shore. We rode a total of 36.53 miles to our final destination across from Zuma Beach. Ian (our bass player) joined us at the beach and will be riding with us through Colorado. Today's food log is incomplete because we have yet to eat dinner. Tomorrow we ride to Santa Barbara via the PCH and will be leaving at approximately 8:00am. So far no shows have been confirmed for Santa Barbara but there could be an impromtu performance. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us at our record release show last night and today's farewell ride.

bops and robot at Zuma Beach. photo Lana Fukushima

amanda, abby and ian plan the next day's route

Eric Meacham takes pics.

We eat Jill's yummy home-cooked food.

Amanda and Michael Kelly ride on the path. Photo Jeff Thrasher.