Well that would be optimistic to suggest that you could meet someone there.... Nice day nice ride.... and very interesting and unusual for me... if you want to hear, read below..
First of all, I am not a big fan of group rides... 2 or 3.. and 5 or 6 maybe once in a while, so this was a first for me... imagine a 5 acre parking lot full, wall to wall motorcycles just inches apart (below is a pic from a another year)
and then the deafening roar when the engines were started (most of them modified Harley twins)... I couldn't hear my GW run.. I had to look at the tach... same with shifting.... amazing... the Honda dealership (where is started) estimated the total at 3500.. couldn't prove it by me..
I rode with them all the way to the VA hospital... essentially semi organized chaos.. double file.. (forget staggering, except in the high speed sections.. They no doubt know about it, but not today.. )
Saw one accident.. an impatient SUV driver tried to cross the "parade" (from my right to left) in a gap (not big enough) but took out a Harley bagger about a block ahead of me with two on it.... didn't look like there were any serious injuries.. and of course the cops were right on it.. they were escorting the "parade"
How long would the cross traffic be held up?? don't know.. but if 2 bikes passed every second that would be ~1700 seconds... more than 1/2 hour...
Glad I did it.. and for a good cause... again? I'll mail my donation..
Yup.. that would be me...Sorry to miss you.. arrived at 1:45.. then delivered the loot to the trailer... then.. loooooooong line at the potty.. got back to the bike at 2:00.. I guess we started to roll out about 2:10.