Yay! Yesterday was the 10th Ciclavia, I think maybe #8 for me? I don't know! I'm kinda glad I don't know anymore. It was the first one I took my road bike to. Because my hybrid has a step through frame and a rack on top of just being heavier, the road bike was 50 times easier to lug up and down and around throughout the Red Line subway stations (having to lift my bike over the turnstiles when we ended up at a station entrance without a handicapped turnstile at a couple Ciclavia's sucked to say the least). I am somewhat embarrassed to admit it was also the longest ride I've taken my road bike out on at nearly 22 miles. (I've been out on longer rides, just not with this bike!) I had been going on shorter rides up until now, kinda getting used to the bike and adjusting things, never really more than 10 miles at a time. I also got some new bike shorts recently from Terry which seem to make the experience a bit more comfortable as well. So yay too, for 22 miles on my road bike.
We got to 7th And Metro around 9am since it was supposed to be 100000 degrees (or 100). I filled my 3L camelbak halfway with water and froze it the night before and then filled the rest with water in the morning and I had deliciously cold water all day, which was kinda awesome & much recommended. We ended up biking down to the East LA end, hung out there for a while and got some food before turning around & going to the Echo Park end and then turning around again and going home from 7th/metro. Ok, Ciclavia pictures!
mobilemurallab truck would have been another example of the same...
OK. and since narrowing down photos today is a challenge, I still will have another post from this camera and I still have 2+ rolls of film from my Diana camera to develop from yesterday!