Though channelized since the 1930s the concrete banks of Ballona Creek can be surprisingly serene — especially the stretch flowing across Culver City near Overland Avenue. Many have been the times I’ve pedaled through there along its bikeway either on my way to work or on my way home and I’ve wanted to dismount and just hang a spell. Well yesterday I did so, stopping on the way home so that the bike and I could go bellies-up by the water’s edge — for several reasons:

  • In celebration of putting another issue of the magazine to bed.
  • In gratitude of it now actually being daylight when I leave the office thanks to Daylight Savings Time.
  • As an attaboy for biking every day to and from work this week.
  • And because on a bike, as opposed to in a car, opportunities such asthis are just inherently accessible.