Blake arrived last night for our annual Memorial Day Weekend ride, but in cleaning up some stuff in the garage for his arrival I managed to screw up my back. So instead of starting our ride today, we drove up to Arcata to watch the start of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. Since we don’t have the studio on Main Street anymore, Lori didn’t need to stay behind to keep it open so she got to join us.
Actually this year, due to some legal ownership issues, it wasn’t the Kinetic Sculpture Race, it was the Kinetic Grand Championship or something like that. Hopefully it will never become the Budweiser Kinetic Race or something equally stupid. Doesn’t matter what it says on the posters, it’s still the one and only Kinetic Sculpture Race.
My favorite this year was Hippypotamus. The crew was in tie-dyed regalia, and the hippy-mobile included a gong inside, as well as an iPod stereo system with appropriate tunes to keep them motivated.