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Celebrating Independence

July 4, 2009

Above is a Muppet version of celebrating Independence Day; and here’s the FFArtRiders version:

FFFRide July 09

On the “Fossil Fuel Free Ride” July 3, we visited Bell Arts up the Avenue, Sylvia White and V2 in midtown, and Art City back near the Avenue.  Fossil Fuel Free Riders July 2009 Main Street Ventura by Mark Matthews

I was too busy keeping the ride rolling and neglected to get photos; fortunately, Mark was able to shoot while we rode!FFFRide July 2009 Main St Ventura

After the ride, we picked up hot dogs, chips, vegies, and beer for an after party at Art City where Steve TV had reinvented an art installation, and Russell and crew cleaned the place up for us. Art City is always magical but sunset in summer is a special time indeed for us to enjoy the glow of the ride.

Marialyce brought homemade lemonade concentrate to combine with the ice water Jason brought over earlier, and the Big Monkey BBQ’d the dogs. A number of new and old friends meandered over to Art City after the performance pieces at Sylvia White, and many of us hung out until almost midnight.

FFFRide July 09 artist Matt Harvey painted dinos & Stars on his jacket

Not sure where the NEXT after party will be yet, but the next RIDE is the Animal Fair Ride August 7!

Push'em Pull'em 2009sm

The crowded street shows the Push’em Pull’em Parade where a few thousand families walked Main from near our house to the July 4 street fair downhill in downtown; this photo is close to the tail end of the parade–the Big Monkey and the small boy are wearing the blue wigs. (Go Dodgers!)

Happy Independence Day, USA! Enjoy the fireworks, everyone! I know we will!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2009 8:44 am

    looks lots of fun! appy cycling!

  2. July 6, 2009 1:05 am

    hey you guys are awesome…and the muppets are the best..after holding up opver the weekend to get my business plan out tomorrow for a grant you made my 5th..thanks!!!!

  3. paroodija permalink
    July 5, 2010 9:00 am

    looks like really great event! :]]


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