Well, it was a uniqueÂ start to the dayÂ to be sure. I’ll spare you the lovely details other than to say it’s notÂ too many sunrises that I greetÂ with long overdue backyard poop-scooping duty, but since I’ve been getting home well after dark these last several weeks and todayÂ is trash pick-up day on our block, I answered the call.
Along the way I discovered that Ranger’s been pulling a shawshank and done a dang fine job tunneling about halfway under the south fence. I did only a half-assed job filling in the void because I still had to get packed and ready to bike in to work, the same way I went last week. Don’t know if this trip was smoother this second time because I had a better awareness of the rugged terrain, but it was pleasanter pedaling the whole way.
Getting home will be a different route all together as I’m planning on rolling up to West Hollywood from El Segundo for a 7 p.m. gatheringÂ of the Metblog Los Angeles faithful at Barney’s Beanery. Initially I thought about heading west to the bikepath at Dockweiler Beach and goingÂ coastal upÂ through the Marina and Venice before coming back inland at Santa Monica. But instead I’ll beÂ opting out of coming up and over the most direct route of La Cienega Boulevard andÂ the plan is to bypass the elevations (and near-freeway like atmosphere)Â through Ladera Heights and Baldwin Hills and instead head around the horn up Sepulveda to Jefferson on through Culver City and then thread my way up from there to Barney’s near Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards.