We couldn’t escape the traffic lights today! Here are the pictures:
Today I dedcated my day to Daniel Murphy who passed from throat cancer.
We started out the day flying down the hill we had to bike up yesterday! Then we hit all the traffic lights. It was stop and go all day, but the weather was perfect and we saw a lot of interesting things! I rode with Allison, Eric, and Brad:
We got a couple of flats today, but the ride was really good! I hit a surprise speed bump in the road and broke a spoke nipple but didn’t bother to fix it because it would’ve taken forever and my wheel didn’t have too much wiggle-waggle. We got lost biking through LA and we encountered the ghetto, the jail, the dump, and chinatown! It was an interesting detour to say the least! I don’t really like cities and didn’t enjoy the ride too much because you HAVE to be super alert and conscious of what is going on 360 degrees around you at ALL times. People do crazy things and you have to be prepared. Plus I was navigating our group since chalking the route was pretty much impossible. We biked through Beverly Hills, and LA before we finally got to Santa Monica!
Here is the GPS route and data: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/558148028.
Our host is Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, CA. When we arrived, bread, deli meats, cheese and condiments were waiting for us and I made the best sandwich I’ve had on the 4k. After stuffing myself, I wanted to blog before heading to the beach, but I fell asleep. When I woke up, my blog wasn’t done (obviously) and everyone had already left for the beach! So with an hour before dinner, I decided not to go out just yet, but to shave my mohawk and finish blogging. The mohawk was starting to look terrible so it had to go. Anyway, halfway through blogging, dinner was served, and we had chicken drumsticks, 3 cheese macaroni, and salad with homemade ranch dressing. For dessert was homemade apple pie with ice cream! I can’t wait to see what we’re eating tomorrow!
Tonight we’re going out to explore the town! Hopefully I’ll have more pictures and can post them tomorrow along with the details of our rest day. I know what we’re planning on doing tomorrow, but I’m not going to tell you. Such suspense! Remember to comment!