Yesterday I participated in the first of a series of summer bike rides hosted by Councilman Tom LaBonge (which I posted about over here at L.A. Metblogs). While cyclists turned north onto Larchmont from 3rd Street (heading to the Baskin-Robbins in the village there for some free ice cream), my friend and 4th Street Bike Boulevard matriarch Ingrid, snapped me corking the vehicular cross-traffic just as the ride’s accompanying LAPD cruiser that had been bringing up the rear of the pack pulled in behind me (click to marginally biggify):

Needless to say with me on my bike, owning the road and stopping traffic with the LAPD backing me up… I love this photo. Thank you Ingrid!

P.S. Her encompassing Flickr photoset of the ride is here.