|Meet up at West Hollywood Park by the Library.|
The ride was to celebrate Earth Day, and if you rode your bike or used alternate transportation, you could get into LACMA for free. We arrived there at about 12:30, and the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition, which I decided to join for $25, had free bike valet parking. That is the first time I have parked my bike and left it, although I stripped it of most stuff before I left it because I just wasn't sure how safe it would be. As it turned out, it was perfectly safe, but I worried like a mother leaving her child with a babysitter for the first time.
|Looking north towards the 6th Street entrance into the LACMA grounds|
I did not end up going inside LACMA because I don't do well on my feet or with lots of walking around, and having been on my feet a lot the past few days making tons of cookies, I decided to just enjoy the sunshine and people watch. There were lots of Earth Day activities, and I saw some of the cutest toddlers.
|An outdoor public piano on Wilshire Blvd. I was so tempted to play it, but these girls were having fun!|
One thing I did notice is that on the ride towards LACMA, when we were on Willoughby, which I have travelled many, many times on the bike, I noticed that I wasn't feeling the inclines. Maybe it was our slow pace or maybe it's just that my legs are so much stronger than a year ago.