friday night was my first East Bay Bike Party ride as a resident of this side of the bay. this months ride was themed MUSTACHE RIDE! i went all out and decorated Wendy's spokes with some mustaches, classy! she still has them, the dudes love it. as my first group ride in the East Bay, i sure had a load of fun. what i mean is that there were a lot of fun challenges like long uphill rides (thank god for sf hill training) with a sudden sweet relief of down (yahoo!) hill rides. it was a diverse crowd of people from kids on bikes to skate borders. there were lot's of cheers from drivers, lovely neighborhoods, and star gazing sights too, i even got to see Orion's belt! the 11 mile ride went through Lake Merritt and Piedmont with a few stops for some dancing and hydration. i'm so grateful my girl CB was there too, i was kind of shy for my first ride since it was like an introduction to Oakland and it's bicycle culture. i look forward to attending more rides and sharing the excitement. i wonder what next months ride with be?