Thirteen riders gathered for this annual event, on an unusually warm December evening. We saw many otherworldly creatures, including a Star Wars dragon, Darth Vader, several Grinches, a human-sized green dragon with a Santa hat - and a 5 foot long very large-mouth=bass fish, unhappily wearing a Santa hat.
The most spectacular spectacle was the house on Collingwood (Google it & drive or bike over there for the best display in the metro area). The van next to us was tuned into the dedicated radio station, the display was mesmerizing: an acre of lights on grass, trees, animated deer -- no description could suffice.
Seven of us went to an Italian restaurant after the ride, and finished dinner by passing around a 4 pound tin of cookies provided by Darrell!
The only mishap was in the parking lot overlooking the Collingwood house when Belinda's seatpost rack attachment came apart in the dark - spewing parts on the tarmac. A bit of a challenge but all the bits were eventually located and it was all put back together.
Joining in were: Gil Dutchover, David Donahue, Harley DiCook, Jim Hudnall, Jane Hudnall, David Goldberg, Darrell Meyer, Belinda Acre, Althea as well as the 4 ride leaders, Ron Altemus, Lois Lightfoot, Tom Niedbala and me.
It was quite a fun evening!