Sunday, April 10, 2011

CicLAvia Spring 2011!

CicLAvia is more than just a one-off now. Today was the second CicLAvia event in Los Angeles, with two more to come this year!!! It was another fantastic day. The weather was perfect. Sunny with highs in the 60's. Here a few choice pics from the day.

 The tallest (and most colorful) tall bike I've ever seen!

 My bike twin. Rockin' the Bianchi Milano.

 She went for a basket while I went for the rack and panniers.

 Just a couple of dapper dudes. (Check out the Swiss army bag pannier. Nice.)

 Lissette and Nick enjoying the food along the CicLAvia route.

 Havin' a great day!

 Belly full. Ready to set out.

 Looking a bit like a Swobo spokesperson.

 Cute girl with a Public bike.

 Cute guy and bike twin to my beau! (Riding a Masi Speciale Fixed)

 The sights at Hollenbeck Park - AKA the end of the line.

 Folks resting up after a long ride.

 Cute girl with a vintage Centurion.

 My CicLAvia buddies!

 How awesome is this? He made the frame himself (for $16!). The bike weighs 155 lbs.

 Nick bought himself a Bike Bucket. Nice.


In case you're wondering why I didn't ride the new Pashley - there are a couple of reasons. First, I can't fit that bike in my car. Second, there are some hills on the CicLAvia route that I would not enjoy tackling on the Pashley! The Bianchi is decidedly lighter and zippier.


  1. Thank you for posting pictures. I really wanted to participate but had prior commitments. (I used to live on Rosewood Avenue between Heliotrope and New Hampshire). And, yes, I WAS wondering why you weren't riding the Pashley. LOL

    I don't know if I'll ride in the next Ciclavia because I hate hot weather and I'm torn regarding the fall Ciclavia as it's the SAME DAY as the Long Beach Marathon and I planned on doing the pre-race bike ride (which is GORGEOUS).

    We'll see.

  2. Looks like it was a fun day! I love that $16.00 150 lb. bike !

  3. Isn't it amazing? He said that he make security windows for a living so he's a very good metal worker. He said his dream is to walk into the shop in Beverly HIlls and buy a big piece of Louis Vuitton luggage, and cut it right up to turn it into a saddle. Awesome!

  4. Always happy to recognized as the dapper lad that I am. And yes, those are the Swiss army ammo bag panniers.