Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day 22 - Oxnard to Marina Del Rey

Daily Statistics:
Rode 53.3 miles and burned 2811 calories.
Left the hotel at 8:11 and arrived at 12:34.

Today was a very pleasant easy ride into Los Angeles. Ron and I rode with Tom and Cy Wellman, and Paul Trent and Bill Zeeb. They set a very nice pace out of Oxnard. About 7 and a half miles in, we were in front of the Point Mugu missile park. You can see the guys checking things out. Both AMRAAM and Sidewinder, two of my pride and joys, are on display, with a variety of other older missiles. The Sidewinder is the older version, not my new and improved model.
We made our way down highway 1 to the first SAG just past Zuma beach. I was happy because the skies were overcast, but everyone else wanted more sunshine. Virtually the entire group was together at the SAG, so I took a picture which shows the beach setting. A couple of AbB alumni also joined us at the SAG. They had ridden with Mike before.
After the SAG, we continued on through Malibu until we got on the bike path at Temescal Canyon with about 7 miles to go. This was a fun way to go, but you can't go very fast, because there are walkers, skaters, and lots of casual riders sharing the path. When we got to Venice Beach, things got even busier. We eventually arrived at Washington Blvd, with the motel a mile down the road. We stopped and got some ice cream at Stone Cold Creamery before heading in.
Today was pretty easy riding, as we had almost no hills to climb, and lots of smooth riding along the beach. One more day to go!

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