This will be the final post in my “get the 2012 stuff out the door before the end of January 2013” series!
Every year, riders from Gaijin Riders, Japan Riders, and SBK (all active sites with real communities—far more useful and informative than this fossilized site) dress up as Santas and reindeer to bring presents to children at orphanages in Kanagawa Prefecture.
For privacy reasons, I can’t upload the pictures of the huge smiles on the kids’ faces, but we had a great time playing, eating pizza, and joking around with the kids, and their smiles were a better present for us than anything we could give to them.
This giant reindeer’s going to have to make time to visit them next year too.
We used to do these all the time, but now that I’m older and most of my friends have settled down, it’s been years since I’ve had the chance to participate in one of these parades. It really is amazing to be able to share a newlywed couple’s happiness with the whole city.
Another attempt at a gallery layout from my ride to the beach with Lin in October.
That was a great day, but the silencer tearing its bolt out of the socket and falling out of my muffler on the way home created some problems.