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09/06/2011: "A Day at the Beach"
After weeks of fairly serious writing and editing on the GRID project
I am working on, plus guest reporting on various bureaucratic bike doings (many of them positive for a change!) on other people's blogs at Orange 20
and Flying Pigeon LA
, it's a nice beak to report on just some pure sensual pleasures of riding a bike.... The clean wind of autumn, the pale light of cooling days, and bright colors of bikes and cyclists by the ever-present Pacific Ocean just a few miles west. Of course, I went to the Bridge at Playa del Rey
, one of my favorite places in Los Angeles, as regular readers of this blog know all too well by now!
Here, for example, is a gentle wolfpack of beflagged and ribboned bentriders regrouping on the Bridge prior to a lounge down the bikepath:
And here is a mixed bag of roadies, cruisers, and kids rolling along the south jetty of the Marina del Rey:
Overall, nothing spectacular...but damn it, it sure is satisfying
to be out there on such a day, in such company, on a bike!
All that's missing is a bistro, an outdoor table, and some bread and wine...right on the bridge. With a bike rack, of course. Wouldn't that be something!