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.