Sunday, December 23, 2012

Throw Up Christmas Ride

You know those houses in the neighborhood that put the Griswold's Christmas light display to shame?

Rick posted up a group ride to visit houses in the neighborhood where it looks like someone threw-up Christmas all over it. It has been a long time since I've been out on the bike and since it was the end of the world, we didn't get out for a Solstice Ride so out the door I went.

We started with the local Pepsi Company that puts on a Christmas light display every year, they decorate their warehouse and grounds with Christmas lights, plywood cutouts of  cartoon characters and animate them with lights, mechanical movement and music. Hundreds of people drive the grounds every year as tradition, it is difficult to stop for photos on a motorcycle as it holds up traffic but you can read about it here.

Courtesy of the Gazette Times/GT Connect
After riding through the Pepsi display we rode slowly past a couple of houses with much smaller electric bills and knowing that our next stop was going to be awesome.

This guy's neighbors invest just as much money in blackout curtains as he does in Christmas lighting, it is quite blinding.

We stuck around for a couple three songs then went off in search of other displays. We rode past a couple more well decorated houses then stopped at this popular house which has been decorated every year for as long as I've been here.

I knew Santa's sleigh was old school

...but this is too cool for school.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyeux Noel and Season's Greetings to all.


  1. Thanks for the tour! Too cold to go look for decorated houses. I like the video.

    Merry Christmas to you and Trobairitz!

  2. Wishing you & Brandy good tidings & a very happy New Year!

  3. Trobadour:

    I got hypnotized following that white dash of light on your video. You must be warmer than here. Our roads are slippery when the sun goes down.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and may only good things come your way

    Riding the Wet Coast
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  4. Troubadour,

    Great tour! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours....

  5. Oh my.

    Enjoy the Season for whatever reason.

  6. Happy Holidays to you and your main squeeze. That light display is definitely bright. Yikes!

  7. My FAVORITE Christmas tradition...riding around looking at what we call "gaudy houses"!

    I think I will start calling them "throw up Christmas" houses now! LOL

    Hope you both had a great Christmas!

  8. Here's to a great new year Brad ... hey we get one more year, that is great (just wonder though, the house in the video - do you suppose they are trying to contact extra terestrials?)
    Happy New Year and all the best to You and Brandy in 2013!

  9. Wow what a display that house had in your video, I'd hate to see his electricity bill but luckily it's once a year only!


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