I have to admit... I was a little nervous about last week's Bike Night at Quaker Steak and Lube off of route 51. This was the first time we would have our proverbial "dog and pony" show out for the year. Believe it or not, it takes weeks and in some cases months to prepare for an event that lasts a few short hours once per week weather permitting.
When we got down there to set up last week, there were some bikes scattered here and there. Set up was quick and flawless, we knew where everything was and where it needed to go, and we brought the perfect mix of people. By the time we were set up bikes were coming in by the handful.
Once I started playing the music, the crowd started to get into their own rhythm pretty much the same way I remembered it from last year. This year was a little different. This is my 5th or 6th year going down there and with each year, I meet new people and learn new stories.
It was almost a homecoming of sorts. Faces you haven't seen in months all the sudden appear, slap you on the back and give you a hug. It's a great feeling to be back at the Lube again this year. Granted, we only had one "official" Bike Night of the season, but I'm looking forward to some fun times down at the Southland. Hopefully the rain stays away and even more friends come out of hibernation and join us tomorrow night (Weds May 2nd) at Quaker Steak And Lube ~ Rocky