Yes, another CicLAvia, another great time. You’ve read my posts about CicLAvia before, and if not, here are two previous reports (here, and here). More in the related posts at end.

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.

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5 Responses to CicLAvia!

  1. Will Campbell says:

    That is so fantastic! I was only able to do a section of the route this year (between MacArthur Park and the 4th Street Bridge and back; and I’d forgotten to clear my cam’s memory card so it only recorded a little bit of the ride) so this video captures it all! Awesome!

  2. Ele Munjeli says:

    What fun! Sorry to hear about your tire though. That’s always the way: If you consider the pump at all you’ll need it.

  3. Clifford says:

    So did you go, Ele?


  4. Ele Munjeli says:

    No. I’m in Washington state at Evergreen College: I got an academic scholarship to finish my computer science degree. I got here at the end of September. I have been riding my bike a bit, weather permitting. It’s a lovely ride to school along Capitol Lake…

  5. Clifford says:

    Oh! Yes… I forgot you’re not here any more. Sounds like fun! And CONGRATULATIONS on the scholarship!