Anyway, I actually had a super awesome day. I arrived fairly early and biked down from the USC area to the Central end where I met up with a friend. The rest of the afternoon was spent casually biking up and down safely closed streets, talking and stopping to look at interesting things along the way. In all, I ended up covering about 20 miles (we went back and forth a couple times.) I don't think nearly as many people showed up to this Ciclavia as some of the past events, but there was something about that that made the event feel more like what I imagine it would be like if we had Ciclavias all the time. In some ways it was less crazy than some of the others and the streets felt more sparse, but there was still enough interesting things to see, new places to visit and a lot of random things happening & people around that it still felt special and fun. We hopped on the Expo line at Crenshaw a little before the event ended (which was it's own adventure due to massive construction) & I didn't run into any problems getting on the trains home.
OK! And of course, the photos!
|riding the fairly empty Expo line.... (except this was|
really on my way back)
|Christmas attire & decor, like these snow people, was quite popular this time around!|
|randomly came across this ceremony along Central...|
|pine trees planted along MLK|
|more randomness! This time a carnival parade|
|elaborate low rider bikes|
|Jazz Park where we were lured in by the soothing|
music of this group playing Brazilian music
|so many types of bikes!|
|"LOOK" said everyone (best illustrated on the left by the boy)|
|Thanks for letting us visit South LA! ....until the next Ciclavia!|