Last Thursday, after dissecting the booth and sending it back to the mother ship, I planned to spend the morning biking.
I headed west along Wilshire. Crossing under I-405 was nerve-wracking for the expected reasons. As soon as I could, I jumped over to a (slightly) less-crowded road, following it to Highway 1. My intent was to follow Highway 1 north for an hour, then work my way up one of the hilly roads back to my hotel, disassemble the bike, and jet to the airport. Highway 1 was busy and uncomfortable enough that I cut bait at the next major side street. Sunset had some excellent hills and bends, moderate traffic, a shoulder and occasional views of the valley. The round trip was only 19 miles, but as I spent most of it near my maximum heart rate, I was pretty wiped.
There’s a possibility that I may be back in the LA area in November for an aerospace testing conference. Mitch has offered to show me around the paved bike trails in Orange County.