A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Mar 02, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday’s weather was the reason so many come to Southern California—it couldn’t have been better; sunny, not too hot, light breeze, clear skies, fresh air, and a late Sunday afternoon type of quiet.

So I packed up my bike (it fits in the back seat of my car because it’s a folding bike), and went for a bike ride.

The trail I was looking for was the Ballona Creek bicycle path,; but when I reached the National Boulevard entrance, it’s still under construction, and the completion date has been pushed back from last month to November 2009.

Therefore, to make the best of plans which were led astray, for today, I decided to take another bike path I’d seen a few days ago, while I was Travelin’ Local for my Architecture as Art, and Palm Trees, a Famous Bakery, and Mexican Food stories, from last week.

I didn’t know how long it was or where it went, but I enjoyed the ride on this bike path on a Sunny Sunday afternoon:

This is where the trail starts.

This is the Los Angeles River. I’m currently researching about its long, interesting, and fascinating history and how it’s an omnipresent and ever-present urban feature here in Los Angeles. I’ll feature the end product in a couple of weeks.

What a great way to spend a perfect Sunday—sunny and in the mid 70ºs. Many people were outside– biking, walking their dogs, jogging, or just out for a stroll.

I love the contrast between the electrical poles, in the foreground, with the towering San Gabriel mountains in the background; city versus untamed peaks.

Above my head is the 405 Freeway, a sometimes brisk and other times parking lot of an Interstate. Traffic is one of the nemeses of living in LA.

This is how I spent my Sunday afternoon Travelin’ Local and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. Did you enjoy your Sunday afternoon in your neighborhood?

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8 Responses to “A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon”

  1. Tess The Bold Life says:

    I love your blog,it’s fun, refreshing and informative. I love CA and you make me want to come today!

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Magic Mondays with Eric Hamm

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  2. LisaNewton says:

    @Tess Thank you so much. You’re comment made my morning……………..:)

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  3. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Now you’re just showing off. :) Bike trails are something I didn’t think could be found there. I must have tv’s idea of LA. :)

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  4. LisaNewton says:

    @Lisa The largest bike trail follows the beach, but you are right. Considering the size of the city, there aren’t too many bike trails.

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  5. Diane C. says:

    I remember the Los Angeles River, mostly concrete, but usually with at least a little water flowing. Then I moved to Tucson, AZ where the “rivers” are dry sandy creek beds called arroyos or washes.

    Diane C.’s last blog post..What’s Blooming at Sabino Canyon

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  6. LisaNewton says:

    @Diane C. I lived for over 40 years in the Midwest and East Coast, so I know what a river is suppose to look like. To me, the Los Angeles River doesn’t look at all like it’s suppose to.

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