Re: 7 hours of my life I want back
I'll add on to Symon's record of events...
Being the newbie rider that I am, I felt I was not ready to join the big group for the ride, so instead I opted to meet up with them (in the Jeep) at the "secret, undisclosed" final destination. Anyway, I ended up in a different location than SymonJ since everyone got separated in the chaos at the end. Well, I happened to end up in a parking lot with some of the Ruff Ryders. They do ride sportbikes, but they also wear those little tin hats that they call helmets (similar to the ones you see many Harley riders wearing). They are not the outwardly friendliest of people and some were also smoking pot (in public, while riding) in the parking lot while waiting to find out where the rest of the group was. Then, when they left to go join the others, they were pulling wheelies in a residential area - and one of the guys doing a wheelie had a girl on the back, wearing no protective gear.
Anyway, it was a sour ending to what could have been a great event, if it had been better organized, and kept away from the squids.