Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Family That Bikes on the L.A. River Bike Path
"Look at that family on their bikes," we heard one patron at Atwater Village's The Village bakery/cafe whisper to another. Maria and I grinned. That was us.
On Monday morning, we were inspired by the beautiful Memorial Day weather to grab our bikes and go on a little adventure. It's become a Sunday afternoon tradition for Blogger Kid and I, but Maria and Blogger Baby 2.0 had been missing out on the fun. No onger. I hooked the baby trailer to my bike (for the Baby's sweet ride), and the remaining three of us got out our bikes.
Blogger Kid had dropped his training wheels about six months ago, and is now biking like a pro. That has allowed us for the first time to take him on lengthy bike rides. On Monday, we outdid ourselves. The original goal was the 1923 Glendale Train Station, as famously seen in the film noir classic "Double Indemnity." After that, we decided to get even more ambitious and hit the Village on Los Feliz.
And then... we were so close to the L.A. River bike path, we had to ride over there. And indeed, it was a blast -- cruising along the river, no fear of cars, with Blogger Kid in front. We headed north to the 134, then turned around and rode down to Atwater Village and Glendale Blvd.
Some more sights from our ride along the river: