Yesterday afternoon (7/20/08) I did a ride from Imperial Hwy down to the beach on the SART. Around mile 6 or so on the way down I saw a large group of kids riding the other way on the other side of the river. They were in single file and yelling and even falling down. I could see that they were kids, but had no idea what they were doing.
On the way back near mile 10, I saw a woman with here bike laying sideways across the path. Right next to it was a 24 can box of Coors Light. There were empty cans all over the place. I guessed that she had fallen and dropped a bunch of cans she was recycling. As I went further up the path I saw more and more empty cans on and beside the trail. I also noticed a few guys peeing on the side. When I got to the underpass at the northeast end of the golf course I could see a huge group of kids (18-20 yrs?) on the other side. As I came out of the tunnel there was a group of maybe 80 people stopped on the bike path. The volume of noise was incredible. As I tried to weave my way through the bikes I had to get off and walk, with all sorts of guys yelling unintelligible things at me. There were a few girls mixed in the group and one of them said "sorry" to me. I said, "Hey, it looks like a good time to me."
As I rode further back up the trail I passed smaller and smaller groups of these riders. They would scream at each other to get out of the way as I came up on them. Of course none of them actually stopped weaving and moved out of the way. I was really amused.
Anyone know what the heck was going on?