This was my fifth year of walking the Bay to Breakers (missed last year because the weather report said RAIN) with a group of wonderful people called the "Bare 2 Breakers". We met at our "gathering spot at 6:45 AM to do a meet and greet, hear a few new rules, and get our give-away Mardi Gras beads. I started out with 12 dozen, but the first batch got tangled up with the 20 balloons I also took to give away. I was more organized at the replenishment station and had no problems with the second 144 strings. The entanglement of the first set cost me about 20 minutes of just standing in one spot getting them untangled with the help of a nice lady (who wanted a string of beads). So I was in a bit of a hurry when I took the photos and forgot to "zoom in" on most of them.