Passage #338: 10 February 2016
The theme of this week's ride probably conjures up an image of a white and blue landscape, with pine trees weighed down by snow, a glassy layer of ice on the pond, lines of smoke extending from fireplaces, perhaps a reindeer or a snowman or something. Bing Crosby is the soundtrack. Or Idina Menzel. And that's all fine and good, as it goes, but let's face it: that's not our winter here in Los Angeles. At all. No, the wonderful thing about our winter is its likelihood of being balmy and clear. Maybe even too warm during the day — but quite lovely for a long, late nighttime bike ride!
So this week we luxuriate in our own wintery wonderland with what will indeed likely be a rather late night. We've got hills and off-roading and views and balminess aplenty. Bring your low gears and your high spirits!