But when I got to the Venice Pier and rode slowly and politely among the crowds to the seaward end, I found the battery quite thoroughly dead...so, yes, you get another Crappy Cellphone Picture!
I did what I could to "fix it in post," and it's not as bad as it could be.
If the number of cyclists I saw this morning is any indication--and I saw everything from full-kit roadies to fixie punx to old couples on those high-bar hybrids--2010 should prove to be a very good year for cycling in Los Angeles and, one hopes, everywhere.
Let's do what we can to make it so. Happy New year!