Not a lot of us can use co-founder and parade in a sentence and get away with it. I feel that I am lucky to be able to do so. On occasion I've been in the Latino Heritage Parade; some years we've had spare cars - and their drivers - and in order for them to be in the parade they've needed a spare body. Ta da - Roberta or other board members get to ride in the parade.
Once Kevin Bruce and I rode in the back of Gemcar - that was very cool. We were celebrating the 60s and we were very "peace out" in character. Another year we rode with District 1 Field Rep Tina Williams and in a trailer that was pulled by a tractor that was owned and driven by Steve of Steve's Bikes in Altadena.
This coming Sunday, December 4th I've been invited to ride in the 67th Annual Northesat Los Angeles Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 1 p.m and will proceed from N. Figueroa and Ave. 60, southbound to Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park. It is the city's second oldest parade and is hosted by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, with collaboration from the offices of L.A. City Councilmembers Ed Reyes and Jose Huizar.
I feel greatly honored by the invite and plan to embrace the theme "Fantasy on Figueroa". I'm not sure what I'll be riding or what I might wear. I have my doubts I will be wearing my Hippie wear or riding a tractor. But who knows...?
image - James Grimes