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Exploring The Environs

Sunday, December 16th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 1 miles, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.

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It’s the holiday season and people are busy. Presents to buy, last minute tax planning to do, relatives to ignore – whatever. So maybe a nice local ride in familiar areas is just what we need now. Today we start from our old haunt – the “Corner” near Olympic and La Cienega — and ride out to the Valley and back.  Nothing too strenuous – just the thing to sooth that holiday stress. Both the long and medium go out to the Valley by somewhat differing routes. The long goes over Beverly Glen, while the medium uses Sepulveda. The long goes west on Wells drive, the medium a flatter route. The long goes to the coast via Old Topanga, the medium uses New Topanga. Meanwhile, the short never goes to the valley at all. It goes up Franklin Cyn to the nature center. Take your time and enjoy your riding companions. There is still a week to deal with the holiday stress — like getting all those holiday letters from old friends whose lives seemed to have turned out so much better than yours — #@*&%!!! See–You need this ride.

Honolulu For Lunch

Sunday, December 23rd, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: BARNES PARK in MONTEREY PARK.  From San Bernardino Frwy (I-10), off & south on Garfield, R – Newmark, L – McPherrin to the Park. You might want to get there early to get a parking space as the park gets heavy use by morning exercise groups.

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I tried to find out how Honolulu Avenue in Montrose got its name, but couldn’t come up with anything. I did find out that when Montrose was first established, the intention was that Montrose Avenue would be the main business street. That is why it is so wide. But for unknown reasons, businesses began to locate along Honolulu Ave. and today that is the main business district. So much for urban planning. Anyway, today’s destination is Honolulu Blvd. in Montrose. All routes head to Montrose, although despite the title, the long does not have lunch there. The long and medium stay together on a circuitous route up to Montrose where the mediums have lunch. The long continues up and over La Tuna Canyon to circle back to the start. The medium heads back the way they came. The short heads straight to Montrose and then joins the Medium riders on the return. There are several short climbs, but only the long does a major hill (and even that is not so bad with a 4 mile downhill as a payoff). If anyone out there has information on the naming of Honolulu Avenue, I’d be interested.

Christmas Ride Downtown

Sunday, December 25th, 8:30 a.m.

Start Location: THE “CORNER”, Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  From the Santa Monica Frwy (10), off & north La Cienega 1 miles, L – Olympic 1 block to R- Le Doux.

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Route: Only One Route – 44 miles – 2600 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

I thought about being politically correct and naming this ride the “Holiday Ride” but who would we be fooling – it’s scheduled for December 25th.  But we don’t really celebrate Christmas on the ride or any other holiday for that matter. The only reason we schedule a ride today is that most riders have the day off and the streets are unusually quiet. That makes it the perfect day to ride along Mulholland, through Echo Park and through downtown Los Angeles. Things are usually hopping on Olvera Street as we ride through and also in Chinatown where we stop for lunch or a break. But other than those two places, the stillness of the city is really something to see. And of course there is the ride along Carrol Ave with its restored Victorian homes, which we hit just before going downtown. Traditionally, we stop there for a group photo. You won’t want to miss that. All in all, it is a pleasant holiday ride, and if you are celebrating Christmas, it should get you back in time for a nice holiday dinner. So why not join us. You’ve got the day off – use it!

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