30 January 2010

2 Rides in Less than 24 hours

Last night I went on the Critical Mass ride through the streets of LA. It was kind of a mess because the "mass" got split up into three groups but still fun nonetheless. (So much fun that I didn't take any pictures from the ride!) Made some new friends and saw some old ones. My favorite part of the ride is doing the "Circle of Death" at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland. We only usually ride in a circle three times or so and ride east down Hollywood Blvd to make a statement. One guy was carrying a sign the entire night advertising the Cyclists Bill of Rights. This is what the organized chaos looks like:

And of course after a late night of riding, my friends and I had a case of the munchies and ended up in Little Tokyo for some Japanese goodness:

I got home and went to bed around 2 a.m. this morning only to wake up at 6:30 a.m. to get ready for my spandex wearing ride. It was a chilly but beautiful morning. Ravi, Jenn, and I caught up to a bigger group of riders and drafted off of them for a bit on our way up PCH. I haven't been on my road bike in a while and I totally felt the neglect after a short 35 mile ride WITH a coffee break. I'm so disappointed in myself, I may go for a run tonight....

A peloton in front of us:

A break at Starbucks with Jenn and Ravi (I look tired after only 4.5 hours of sleep):

So beautiful riding back from Malibu to Santa Monica. Worth every minute of the "cold" weather and sacrificing sleep:


  1. hey new friend! contrary to your/our belief, we never stopped or i got lost in this messed up ride. glad i remember your globe bike story!
    cool blog btw!

    the other eric.