SEPTEMBER THEME: 2nd Annual Pajama Ride

Pajama Party

September 7th Theme is Pajama Night
Pillow fights are alright…


  1. Yardsale said,

    August 23, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

    I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna bring a big pillow with talcum powder in it. Pillow fights with big puffy white clouds, now that sounds like fun.

  2. broken BOner said,

    August 24, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    Do you have a method for releasing the pillow to put 2 hands on the handle bars?

  3. Splash said,

    August 30, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

    Pillows with flour :) What about sox with flour. Is this also a Sumo thing?

  4. Broken BOner said,

    September 1, 2006 @ 7:47 am

    Pillows jive with the pajama theme. I’m not seeing the connection between a pajama party and a sock fight. Plus, a sock stuffed with flour would really hurt to get hit by. If anybody does that to me, i’m gonna lay the brother out.

    it CAN be a sumo thing. Do you feel lucky?

  5. broken BOner said,

    September 6, 2006 @ 8:52 am

    All the body powder at Rite Aide is based in cornstarch. i filled a pillow case with cornstarch, and the clouds were not impressive.

    Yardsale reccomended poking holes in the pillow case, which i think is brilliant. I will also experiment with white flour, and try to update this string tomorrow.

  6. broken BOner said,

    September 7, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    Flour didn’t fly any better. Poking holes in the pillow case didn’t do much, but i made many small holes, not big ones. Rubbing flour into the outside of the case made considerable effect, but i don’t know how long it will last.

  7. Jared said,

    September 8, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    I like bike night better WITHOUT the control of womeone or a group. The organization like this site is cool but i don’t like people telling the bikers what to do. The old way of doing it where we just flow, whitout people directing was much more fun. Also, the sumo freestyle is way better then the tournament and brackets and all that. I encourage and support the website and themes and organization but not the control. I hope you guys take this into consideration. thanks, SLO student

  8. Yardsale said,

    September 8, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

    Jared, Sometimes it’s a difficult balancing act between having fun and appeasing the SLOPD. Now that our numbers are typically over 300, the police have contacted us and specifically asked us to help with a few things like obey the lights, don’t ride on the wrong side of Broad St. and stay to the right on Marsh. Believe me, if everyone would just do that, we would gladly not be directing traffic and telling bikers what to do.

    As far as Sumo goes, we brought back the tournament board because of popular demand and the spectacle that it helps create. We are still getting organized at Wally’s and are looking forward to having the full setup soon, podeum, lighted ring and corners.

  9. brOken BOner said,

    September 16, 2006 @ 11:06 am


    Uncle Yardsale tells it like it is.

    I personally don’t mind the guy with the megaphone. Actually i’m ENTERTAINED every time i hear him bitching at some dumbass who goes out of his way to hold up traffic. He even busted ME one time for being stupid. His concern probably saved me a big fat ticket, i didn’t mind a bit.

    I’d rather be called by a civilian than a cop - anyday.

    I think the man with the megaphone is one of the best things about this party. I know alot of people who don’t get it. I know of other people who see it as a necessary evil. I hope they all come around some day. California PEOPLE ARE JUST TOO FUCKIN’ SENSITIVE.

    Now i’m not saying that i honor ALL the yelling i’ve heard at the bike Happening. More than i few times i’ve heard people get rude with me and my people. These unfortunate expressions had 2 things in common:

    1. They were expressed by young people. People near my age. I’m still wondering about what this implies.

    2. They were angry about aspects of the happening, which make our SLO Happening different than other bicycle events:
    A) The established involvement of Electric Cycles
    B) Efforts to maintain a unified crowd, like telling people how to find the the rest of the pack, or like the megaphone man, who tries to keep lanes open for all methods of traffic.

    I don’t have any trouble with people expressing ideas that contradict mine. But, when they get rude with the people who are doing their own thing, and not hurting anybody, or getting in the way, they become enemies.

  10. Dr. Jones said,

    September 17, 2006 @ 8:18 pm

    I actually like the tournament style better. It’s nice to have a rare occurence of freestyle sumo, but it’s nice to cheer on each person to the top three– while giving the winner a break so they don’t have to just keep winning until they lose.

    Go Tourney-style SUMO!

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