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Los Angeles


tl;dr: Google Lady sent me the long way around Irvine. More coast biking. I'm now in a "cheap" hotel in LA.

Helicopters all night long.

As I was peddling away from my campsite, I met folks with surf boards migrating toward the beach. Surf boards in cars, on trucks, on bikes, on skate boards, on foot. The previous day was quite windy, so I guess there were hopes for waves.

I stopped for a great breakfast at the Sugar Shack Cafe, and I cleaned out my chain at a nearby car wash. I'm still hearing strange noises, though.

For some reason the Google Lady decided to give me the scenic tour of Irvine rather than take me down the coastal route. I trusted that she knew of a smoother route. Well, if that was smoother, I'd hate to think what everybody else was going through, because I saw almost no other cyclists on my tour de Irvine. And it was not fun.

I am so tired of traffic.

Eventually I made it back to the beach roads and trails, and I followed these until I was Los Angeles County. The likelihood of finding campsite here is low, so I found a rattrap hotel for $60 a night. This place had awesome internet, though. I have found that internet quality is inversely proportional to hotel quality.

There was nothing close by (aside from a possible mugging) so I ordered a large pizza with plans to eat half for dinner and half for breakfast. It looks like I will have to find something else for breakfast. I ate the whole thing.

good morning full moon

folks here like stickers

bird bath

pedestrian traffic

more pedestrian traffic


a touch of classy

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