Renegade Toy Run 2005
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|Wow, 200 miles of sun, bikes,
toys, and great food! This is the 3rd annual Renegade Classics/Cache
Creek Toy Run, and the 3rd year I will have done this run. It grows
every single year. This year, they had a 3,000 rider limit to register
for the run, which included breakfast, t-shirt, run pin, box of
chocolates, and a great all-you-can-eat buffet at the casino. Plus, it
all went to a great cause.
|Roy and Ed showed up at my place around 8:30 or so.||Tab didn't go with us today because her
maid-of-honor was here and they were going shopping for bridesmaid
dresses. Here's Roy and Ed getting their stuff packed up and ready to
|Another shot of our bikes in front of the
|Ed had to top off his gas before heading
|Roy did too.||I lead the way to Renegade and this is the
view approaching the parking lot. We arrived around 9:20 and the lot was
|Ed and Roy after parking in the sea of bikes.||As soon as we parked, Becky and Allen found
us and came over to say hi. I asked him how the heck they found us in
this crowd. Allen said it's pretty easy to spot the the 3 Ng brothers.
|Just a small shot of the number of bikes in
|Ed and Roy having a donut and coffee. I
just had coffee (stupid diet).
|Gee, cops in the donut line....who'da thunk!
|Yes, it's Cheryl and Mike again!
|This lady put on the Mountain Man's jacket and did an interview for UPN 31. I'm not sure who she is, but if I find out, I'll put her name here.||Look! It's Stacey from the Ronald
McDonald House. I met her last
year at the 2004 Toy Run. I was standing by Mike and Cheryl when I
saw her go by. I wasn't sure it was her, so I timidly said,
"Stacey?" Well, she turned around, and yelled,
"Paul!" I was really surprised she remembered me, and I was
even more surprised I remembered her name! I'm looking forward to seeing
her again next year. Such a cutie!
|Here's another view of the parking lot at
Renegade Classics. The entire parking lot was filled and the parking
lots across the street were packed as well.
|They let a group of us go at 10 am, even
though we weren't supposed to leave until 11 am. This is just out of the
parking lot approaching the freeway.
|Long line of bikes. You can see a big group
just heading to Renegade. We are passing my work at this point. We had a
police escort the entire way to Cache Creek.
|Once we hit the freeway, we never really
got up to speed. All of the cars were having a hard time getting on and
off the freeway. That's Ed ahead of me and Roy just to the left.
|Ed with his traditional basketball.
|Crossing over the Sacramento river.
|Click on this pic. You can't see the end of
the line of bikes taking the off-ramp.
|Even the local FD helped to block the
intersections for us.
|Downtown Esparto. The trees were all different colors.||Just before we made the turn towards Cache
Creek, we were greeted by this crowd of people. I got to blast my
airhorns a lot today!
|Once we got in to the parking lot, we
started to get our toys off the bikes.
|Ed's and my toy are still securely strapped
|In the banquet room at Cache Creek. There
were 6 buffet tables and 6 bars. Soda was free, but water was $1.50!
|Here's what I could eat....Hot dog,
hamburger, chicken breast, cheese, and tri-tip.
|Mrs. Claus came around selling raffle
tickets. I have no idea what they were for.
|Just a shot of the bucket she had to carry
|Santa was very happy to see the Mrs. This
guy looks like Santa just caught him doing something naughty!
|View of the stage in the banquet room.|
|Here's the pile of toys collected. There
were some really nice workers here too.
|The parking lot was full! If I were to
guess, there were 4-5,000 bikes there.
|On the way out to the parking lot, ran in to Naomi and Bill.||Saw these two guys in the parking lot and
they really looked familiar. It's Mac and Jeff from the Secret
|Rick from Middletown. He has police tires
on his bike. Let's him go 80 miles after losing all pressure in his
|Jeff from Williams. He had to go back to
work when he got home, but at least he got to go on a great ride before
|Walking back in to Cache Creek, I saw
Trish. I used to work with her. This is Ralph, Corinne, Trish, and Pete.
|Mountain Man posing for pics. He directed parking the first year.|
|Roy and I left around 1:30 and took off
down Hwy 16 towards Hwy 20. As you can see, the weather was perfect! It
was such a nice day to be out on the bike.
|Mom took this pic of us just before Roy and I took off towards home.|
|Of course, we had to stop by Sam's to get gas. I averaged about 47 mpg for the trip from Sac to Cache Creek to Yuba City. Got home just in time to take a shower, eat, and go see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!|