Monday, May 31, 2010

A Bike Commuter's Wet Dream

My brother lives in downtown L.A.  I've been visiting him a lot lately and I was thinking today about riding from Santa Monica, where I live, to downtown L.A. where my brother lives. I thought I'd try Google Maps new bike route finder to see what it came up with.

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The majority of the route it found across town was on Venice Blvd., which I know has some good bike lanes for at least part of it, so it seems like a good enough choice.  It's about a 17-mile route each way which sounds like a nice ride - maybe next weekend or something I'll give it a go.

As I was thinking about navigating the mean streets of L.A. by bike a friend posted this vid on Facebook - kind of an L.A. cross-town cyclist's wet dream.  Maybe I can play it on my iPhone as I ride, imagining a peaceful trip, ticking off the miles as I pedal from neighborhood to neighborhood...

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3 comments:

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  2. I love the scence that I am riding on the empty road.It's perfect!

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  3. That's an OK route. I suggest you take 23rd down to Rose and around to Venice rather than Centennila. And the advantage of Venice is that you go by the EXPO station at Robertson, so you can take the train if it starts to rain or something. The alternate is to take Broadway to Santa Monica jog up to fountain take that to Sunset to d'town. It's just about the same with more variety in landscape.

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