Monday, April 20, 2009

Redondo to Hermosa Beach Bike Ride

I'm not quite used to the kind of unseasonable heat we had this weekend. It was in the nineties on Sunday! I got up early to ride my horse and beat the heat, since the temperature swing is about 40 degrees from early morning to the height of the day. I rode a few other horses after mine, but got pretty wiped out as it started to heat up.

It was a great day to go to the beach where the temperatures are always cooler. We loaded up our beach cruisers and headed down to visit some friends...
We parked in Redondo at our friend's house, and then peddled down The Strand a couple of miles to Hermosa Beach to meet up with some more friends. A typical day on this path will see tons of people on foot, bicycle, skateboard, and rollerblade, Sunday was no different. Great for people watching.Sun, surf, sand, seaThere were lots of people playing volleyball, and there are always alot of surfers in the water.This cute little dog was happy as can be riding in the basket of a beach cruiser.
Hermosa Beach is well known for its happening nightlife, however the pedestrian-only Pier Avenue and its surrounding streets are buzzing all day. I'm not sure where the afternoon and evening went, but it was very late by the time we peddled back! Does not make for an easy Monday morning at work. My camera's battery died so only a few pictures.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Wish I lived that close to the beach. I love bike riding and beach sitting.

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Oh what I'd give to have 90 degree temps! But even have access to the great beaches!!1
Lucky Lady you are!!

Dorothy said...

We've had exceptionally cold and rainy weather in this area of Western New York. I'm sick of the winter going into summer and then aren't summers aren't that great.

Nice photos..
Dorothy from grammology

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Wow, I cannot believe the temps you've been having already! We're still in the 40's and rainy here! Thanks for visiting my your doggies! Luanne

Paint Girl said...

Sounds like a great day! The beach is so pretty! I wish we could get some temps in the 80-90 degree range! We hit 70 today for the first time. Yeah!

Paige said...

I did a similar ride a few years ago with a friend and her MBA class from UCLA--but we started in freaking Santa Monica and ended at Sharkeez.

I thought I was going to die, I kid you not.

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