The bike got fixed just in time for me to do the toy run. It’s about the only large ride I do and that’s fine by me. The organizers added a third staging area in Grapevine last year as a test and apparently it worked out because they had it again this year, but it was done better. The ride out to the Arlington Convention Center was much better organized with our lanes coned off until we got on 360 South, which was shut down entirely.
They apparently had a pretty good turnout because I left the area at about 2:00 and there were still bikes arriving from the Dallas staging area.