Iris passed up a chance to ride between Venice Beach and downtown Los Angeles on the back of the tandem. She stayed home to do whatever it is teenagers do at home. Bad Dad and I rode Ciclavia to the Sea on our own. I practiced stoker photography.
It was pretty thrilling to ride city boulevards without worrying about dodging cars and trucks.
how crowded the event was on the west side. (Follow that link for physics professor Clifford V. Johnson's photos of overcrowding and thoughts on how to make the next Ciclavia better.)
Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles, Jonathan Gold wrote, "There may be as many as 500 Salvadoran restaurants in central Los Angeles, and at least half of them are pretty good." The route along Venice Boulevard gave us a chance to sample the odds.
We are happy to report, we struck pupusa gold at Con Sabor! We picked it because it looked like it could be a good place, didn't have a line out the door, and had bike parking.
The next Ciclavia follows Wilshire Boulevard, between Downtown and the Miracle Mile (aka Museum Row aka Midtown) Los Angeles on June 23, 2013. If you see a family with a silver Tandem, do say hello. Contact us in advance and we can meet up for Ethiopian food in little Ethiopia in Midtown.