Today is my first day at Port-A-Pit Catering. We left Sisters very early this morning, and drove to Santa Cruz, California to support about 2,200 bicycle riders that will be riding 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles, starting tomorrow. Santa Cruz is the first camp, and there will be a very large "tent city" set up to accomidate all the bike riders and the 800 volunteers. We will be serving about 3,000 for dinner Sunday evening and about the same number of breakfasts on Monday, then we tear down the kitchen and move it south to the next stop. A second unit is doing the same thing, and we leap-frog locations. That way, we have enough time to get all set up before the bikers arrive.
Tonight, the crew got Prime Rib for dinner. This shot shows Aaron grilling the Prime Rib over a charcol pit.
After dinner, we drove to a motel near the downtown area. I had a nice walk downtown. There were a lot of people there, and people on the street corner playing music. About 100 people were watching the Black Bird Raum play some funky music.