For today, I’ll simply show you a time lapse video I made of my journey:
My notes on the video at YouTube are:
A perfect day for cycling in the city, and so very many people came out. I cycled with a group of friends from Heliotrope and Melrose (HelMel) in East Hollywood (ish) to Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. We had tacos at the nearby (excellent) Guisados, and then headed back. On 7th street downtown, near Hill, I got a flat tire*. Drat. I’d not brought any tools so it was the subway back for me!… Really great time though!
*Ironically, this was a bit after talking with one of my riding companions about how I stopped taking tools and spares around with me since I got those great kevlar tires that seem to be more puncture resistant, and that I expect I’d be close to a bus or a subway if it did happen. No punctures in years… actually, I think today’s might well be as a result of being long overdue to put on new tires… so serves me right.