Friday, June 26, 2009

happy Friday on the coastal plain

I’m riding out to Venice beach Tomorrow/Saturday… Never done that before… never ridden to the beach… weird… it’s only 22 miles…

I’m a little nervous about the ride and route as it’s all new to me. I guess this is all just part of one’s bicycling revolution… first you learn to go one mile… then groceries… then work… then… then everywhere else… I’m planning to ride Totally Eighties. She’s a sweet and super sexy bike and should cruise me out there nice and easy…

I hit the burrito stand (Los Tacos) a little early tonight after a handful of beers and the library (picked up Touching the Void – following the thread…) I stepped out with my burrito (to go) and saw the mountains all lit up (above the sunset) and proud and they made me feel real good. Don’t get to see that view from there so much as usually it’s later in the night.

Tour Divide is going awesome… for those few of you who are following it and know what I’m talking about…

3 comments:

Alaskan Assassin said...

I hope you had fun in Venice. It is a cool place with a lot of weirdos!

Touching the Void is a sweet movie as well.....and so are burritos!

Jonah said...

Venice was, as usual, weird. The ride out there was brutal. I took Venice Blvd all the way from downtown – pretty rough ride. I have a friend that makes that bike commute on a daily basis – amazing.

On a sad but related note, I ate the worst burrito of my life tonight. I mean, how hard is it, really, to roll up beans and rice and good stuff in a burrito? I’ll have to get back on the burrito horse somewhere else tomorrow – don’t want that bad taste lingering too long…

Don’t worry, I’ll go for a run and write about it soon…

Jonah said...

Well… parts of Venice are weird - like the boardwalk area with all the vendors of hemp jewelry, posters, t-shirts, tattoos (henna or regular)… but much of Venice is really cool – like the canals (they really have them) and little bungalows and tons of little coffee houses and eateries… It probably sucks to drive there as it gets pretty crowded on the weekends with tourist, but it’s a great little town to cruise a bike through…