Monday, November 7, 2011

Glorious Fall Weekend Ride with Mucho Photos

 Saturday was one of those days that just makes me glad I live in Southern California - the sky was blue, the air was clear (actually clear, not 'clear for LA), and although it was on the chilly side, it was a perfect day to go for a ride.

I'd intended to leave early, but got stuck doing weekend errands and yakking on the phone with my sister, so I left around noon.  I decided to ride north on PCH, because it's a beautiful ride. I wasn't in much of a hurry, just enjoying the day. 

This guy was riding a gasoline engine assisted bike and pulling a trailer with "Share the Road" written on the back.

Scenic Malibu
Where the cliffs are rotten - I'd hate for one of those things to hit me as I ride by.

I didn't stop for seafood, but I probably should have.
Turnaround point: The tacky McMansion
I've always wanted one of these. I don't know why.

Gary enjoys the view

Memorial wreath with equestrian ribbons and handcuffs.
Looking south to Santa Monica from the Malibu Pier. Note layer of smog.

I'm told this was once the famous Alice's Restaurant.

Yes, yes they do.

Hello surfers!
If only there had been a cop. I could have yelled "Sugartits"

Santa Monica State Beach with pier in background.

Oh, yes. You're going to get some hop-ons.

From whence I came - looking north to Malibu from the Santa Monica Pier
Total mileage was 42, but it took me a long time because I kept stopping to take pictures and chat with other cyclists who were also slowing down to enjoy the beautiful fall day.  I think this was my last PCH ride for a while, as the climbing's irritating my heel, and I'd really like for this thing to get better.

The next day, it rained all day, so I took my life in my hands and drove the car to the gym, then napped in front of the TV.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Most my open water swims are in lakes so I do not have to contend with surfers (only alligators). Are you training for any particular race?



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