Getting a ride in was a bit iffy again yesterday. I didn’t see my way out of the house and onto the saddle until around 4:30 p.m. for what initially was going to be an errand roll to the Echo Park library and back to return a book (“El NiÃ±o,” by Douglas Anne Munson aka Mercedes Lambert if you are into those kind of details). But once that task was complete I kept the wheels rolling away from the house to downtown to observe the “Occupy LA” protesters at City Hall before scooting east through Little Tokyo, south to skidrow and then back west on 7th Street to pick up the freshly painted bike lane past Westlake all the way to Koreatown. From there I turned north and made my way up to East Hollywood before coming home. Total: 13.66-mile route.
Just for kicks I’ve looked back over this year and found that the ONLY other time in 2011 that I got on my bike over three consecutive days was the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday of Bike Week in May — obviously because it was Bike Week. To someone for whom every week used to be Bike Week, who used to regularly bite off four and five days riding in a row, that’s tough to swallow.