So, that was a lot of fun, went down on my blades, took a bunch of photos, talked to people, and got free stuff. For example I got a button and a bag for We Want Streetcar which is a campaign could be the return of street cars here, or at least in Downtown. The guys I saw during the stair claim at the bank tower with the Amazon Coconut Water were there. One of them saw me and remembered my name along with the fact I posted on here that I gave a buddy of mine the bottle that was given to me before, so I didn’t have a chance to try it. So he gave me two of them and I downed one of them right there. I thought it was good. The other one is also now gone. Also got a flyer from a Derby Doll for a coming match, Fight Crew and Varsity Brawlers. I was at a game awhile back, it was a little strange but interesting and I really liked the environment. And I loved the names they have for the teams and the players. Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing another game, but I much prefer if it was cheaper and if it would be cool if they would let me bring my camera in because I would get some good shots.
But yes, I had a very long ride I did hitting up all the hubs. here is what it looked like.
Eighteen point six miles… I did well. Didn’t like that it was a little warmer then I expected but I made due.
Something that caught my attention coming up. In downtown, Sunday some streets will be closed for people to roam around in the streets either by bike, skates, foot, whatever, who cares, just enjoy yourself. From the Facebook page.
We’ll see you October 7th! www.ciclavia.org
To encourage safe, vibrant public spaces, sustainable
transportation, and public health through a program of car-free street events.
Inspired by the original ciclovía in Bogotá Colombia, CicLAvia addresses five important issues in Los Angeles today: public space, public health, community and economic development, and promoting walking and biking.
CicLAvia is a free and recurring event that allows for the temporary closing of interconnected routes throughout the region, creating a web of public space in which Angelenos can walk, bike, exercise, socialize, celebrate, and explore new cultures and neighborhoods. Similar events occur in many other cities around the US like Portland, New York and San Francisco. The Bogóta ciclovía also has inspired programs in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Quito and Melbourne.
I was roaming around Downtown saturday to get a photo of something I was after, and I noticed something strange on the bus. A lot of people dressed as Santa in one spot. I decided to check this out and ended up hanging with them form when I found them till late in the evening when I had to take off for something else coming up.