I suppose it’s been hotter, but even temperature records weren’t broken today I don’t think there are many who’d find appealing the idea of cycling 13 miles under the blazing midday sun around the city then sitting down to a plate full of pastrami at Langer’s Deli before pedaling another couple/three more back home.

Count me in and my friend Stephen. Our fellow IAAL•MAF’er Manny would’ve been there too (as he was the one who gave me the idea for the ride to the landmark eatery in the first place), but he got a last-minute opportunity to work on a really amazing gig and understandably had to bow out.

Yes it was hot. Yes pretty much the last thing I wanted to do after the No. 44 on the vaunted deli’s menu was ride, but as this is pretty much the last week for me to go out in the middle of the day and do something so crazy I was happy to do so and glad I did.

Plus we got to see stuff like the Westlake Theatre sign on Alvarado next to MacArthur Park backgrounded by tall thunderheads building up beyond the San Gabriels out over the high desert (click to quadruplify):

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It’s the little things that make it all worthwhile.