This week’s four rides:
Edge of Simi
Four and a half years ago, I rode my first century ride from Toluca Lake to Santa Barbara. I was so worried about making it over the hill into Simi Valley that I took a different route with longer, less steep hills. I finally went over the pass last week- and discovered it’s now not a big deal.
I took Box Canyon back. Winding road, lots of blind corners, and only one lane in each direction with almost zero shoulder. A little spooky.
The BikeLA subreddit plays bike tag. One person rides somewhere and takes a picture. When the next person finds it they take a new picture somewhere else.
I found this Karate Kid/Cobra Kai Mural:
My bike fell over while I was taking this.
…and I submitted this Nipsey Hussle mural:
La Crescenta & Tujunga
It was supposed to be a lazy ride, but wind means work.
San Fernando Valley Half Century
I had originally planned to ride through Simi again, but I forgot my pump and if my bike breaks down it’s a lot easier to get help and a ride home from the San Fernando Valley.