What the hell's happened to the Bici Blog?!
Well, in an effort to invigorate, kickstart, or at the very least just get something new up in almost two — count 'em: one, two! — months, here's info on an upcoming group ride I'm co-organizing — the more the merrier. We're calling it the "No Surrender Monkeys" Ride:
When: January 28
Start time: Gather at 2:30 p.m., ride at 3 p.m.
Begins/Ends: Echo Park's Brite Spot Diner (1918 Sunset Blvd., LA 90026)
Route Map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=584883
Details: Coming up next the ruthless and legendary IAAL•MAF bike gang has strapped down the third in our ongoing series of invitationals -- this one promising to be a tour de farce along the historic highs and lows of the renowned Town of Down and its surrounds. But what's with the "No Surrender Monkeys" name, you ask? Well if you must know, it's a bit of a complex play off a pop-cult reference that was popularized in a "Simpsons" edisode, which itself derived from how rapidly the French military resistance folded against German forces in WWII. Aw hell, you wanna know more: click here and getcha Wiki on. Otherwise all you need to comprehend is that the "No Surrender" applies to this ride's ups and downs. In other words there be some climbs you can't be giving up on. Nothing major mind you, just the tops of Angelino Heights and Bunker Hill and Elysian Park. And along the way you'll be seeing some of the past, present and future of our fine city, some landmarks you never knew existed, not to mention some awesome afternoon vistas. Oh yeah, there'll be special spoke cards awarded to the fastest down the 4th Street drop zone and to the last never-say-die rider up to the top of Bishop Canyon in Elysian Park. With the IAAL•MAF, everyone's a winner. So be there!