Monday, April 22, 2013

Scenes from a Sunday Ride on the CicLAvia Route

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The classiest way to do it: Fine dining, CicLAvia style. Of course, extra props to these people for sticking with the plan even as the temps reached 90 degrees.

Another beautiful return to CicLAvia this Sunday, as a handful of streets from downtown to Venice were shut down for bikes, strollers and pedestrians. We parked near El Pueblo and rode through downtown, making our way through MacArthur Park and all the way to Arlington before turning around. So no, we didn't make it to Venice, but that's quite all right. We enjoy the downtown vibe and biking through all those old buildings. Plus, the crowds were lighter than usual on the street, as I assume most folks wanted to see CicLAvia on the west side for the first time.

Some pics from our day on the road:

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At the El Pueblo starting point in downtown.

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Not too crowded at El Pueblo.

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Passing Caltrans

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On Main, near the Pacific Electric building

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Live music at the Silo Vodka Bar on 7th

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A view of the Wilshire Grand demolition

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MacArthur Park pit stop

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Finding shade in MacArthur Park

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Lunch break: Mama's International Tamales in MacArthur Park

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Tamales at Mama's in MacArthur Park!

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Mandatory dismount

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Yes, they really are pedaling that thing.

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