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Girls on Bikes on CA, I'm doing it wrong!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

this post is not mean to be judgemental, just on observation***

So I have been in CA for about 2 weeks and I love it. There are tons of beach paths and other paths that lead to the beach and I am trying to soak them up while I can. I have my last doctoral class starting tomorrow and I'm afraid it will take up most of my free time for the next 8 weeks. So this weekend I rode my bike down the Ballona Wetlands trail that is a 7 mile trail to the south end of Playa Del Ray. I was all geared up on my mt bike and was surprised (dumb me) to see that I was doing this all wrong, according to CA. This is what I observed:

1) You must wear a really big hat. One that totally prevents you form riding more than 7 miles per hour.


If you try to ride above that speed, you will probably take off….


2) You must carry a really big bag, with maybe some water in it. I'm not kidding. Every girl was sporting an oversized hobo bag. Did Coach start making bike bags?


3) Please carry your dog at all times. As a canine, it lacks feet and the ability to walk. Either in a basket or a body sling (?) but don't let it touch the ground.


4) The look is completed by a beautiful, one speed beach cruiser. That must be why I passed about 50 of them walking their bikes up the inclines.


Ok, so here's me. (This picture was taken in November (25+ lbs ago), but I was geared out very similarly yesterday. Helmet, hydration backpack, lights front and back, spedometer, and padded bike shorts. emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WONDERWOMAN 8/31/2014 8:55PM

    Hahaha - I just saw this. LOVE IT! Does it still seem the same?

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BOILHAM 8/22/2014 7:54PM

    I came to thank you for the spark goodie, and stumbled upon this funny blog. LOL. Thanks.
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PMRUNNER 6/23/2014 6:30AM

    Too funny! Thanks for sharing!

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SMITTY4RL 3/20/2014 8:51PM

    LOLOL You go girl! And nah, you're doing it right! Are you going to live in California now? Just be careful you don't start carrying your dog everywhere! Good luck on your class, too ;-).

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JUSTYNA7 3/19/2014 7:03PM

    Hahaha! Bike on Amy, bike on!

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STRONGNFIERCE 3/18/2014 7:58PM

    LOVE this post!!! Made me giggle :)

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IMSMILEY88 3/17/2014 12:42PM

    What a difference from how we do things here in Texas, too! Guess I'd look out of place. emoticon

Thanks for your encouraging words again!

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FINCHFEEDER80 3/17/2014 12:34PM

    OH my god, the dog body sling is KILLING me! I would not fare well in CA! Thanks for sharing!

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EILEENV3 3/17/2014 12:07PM

    Reminds me of when I was hiking in Arches National Park on a Memorial Day weekend. The last day there the temperate was over 100. The hike I was on had not shade. I had good hiking boots, a two liter hydropack, and a big wide hat. I was prepared but I saw a lot of people with flip flops and maybe a small bottle of water.


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DFOLKARD 3/17/2014 6:38AM

    You are a hoot! Keep on emoticon "your way"

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TXPATRIOT 3/16/2014 11:54PM

    emoticon

Love your humor! Thanks for sharing!

Congrats on the weight loss!

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MEOWMEEEOW 3/16/2014 8:11PM

    Thanks for the laugh! I'm not in California. I don't bike, but I love your urge to be practical!

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LJOYCE55 3/16/2014 8:08PM

  Sounds like you are having a great time. Good luck on your last class.

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