Santa Monica Ride Report. Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Ride to Santa Monica Beach.

I have ridden this route through the San Fernando Valley to the West Side of Los Angeles, because traffic is nuts out there. Since it’s a holiday, it’s the perfect day to ride! It worked out great. The Sepulveda pass was wide open. It was freakishly quiet.

60.1 miles, 3:34 moving time, 2,598 ft elevation, 86 trophies, 134 suffer, 1,809 kJ

We started from Starbucks in Eagle Rock and picked up a few more along the way, through Glendale, and Burbank. I counted at least 27 riders in the morning!

We rode west on Riverside Drive through most of the San Fernando. Turned on Van Nuys and to Green Leaf. Look out for potholes. Regroup at Whole Foods at the 405 and Sepulveda Blvd. The Sepulveda Pass is about a 2 mile climb, not too bad, with a great descent into West LA. Riding through WLA and Brentwood reminded me of my college years at UCLA (GO BRUINS!). We took Wilshire Blvd and then San Vicente to the Beach. We took a picture at the bluff, with the water far below. It was still morning cloudy there. On the return trip there were a few mechanicals, Phil, Lynda, Elizabeth got flats. Long wait at Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks. Then we hammered it home. I took picture of the studios in Burbank. Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks all have huge studios in the valley.

Kin, Philip, Dave, Charlie, Alvin, Paul, Ben, Ryan, Mike, Henry, Elizabeth, Luis, Todd, Gio, Lynda, Phil, Jon, Gregg, Jon. and me (Joe). Joel.


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Rolling through my old hometown of Glendale

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Man love.


The Tunnel at the Crest


San Vicente Blvd.


Video of Descending Sepulveda

At Santa Monica Beach,

Philip, Gio, Bob, Elizabeth, Todd, Kin, Dave, Me (Joe), Paul, Phil, Ryan, Gregg, Michel, Ben, Luis, Friend, Bryan, Henry, ALvin, Lynda, Dave, Mike.

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Getty Center on the hill in Brentwood.

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Skirball Center on Mulholland. Flats in Sherman Oaks.

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Studios in Burbank: Warner Brothers, ABC / Disney, and Dreamworks.

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