Saturday [5.2.15] was beach biking in WLA with Michael. We rented our beach cruisers from Santa Monica Beach Bicycle and it was only a flat rate of $15 for a whole day rental for the single speed beach cruisers. They opened just the week before so I don’t know if that’s a grand opening price or there normal price, but it’s a good deal.
We planned to do the whole Marvin Braude bike trail this time… but ran out of time. We started around 10:15 am, took our time and got to lunch in Manhattan Beach around 12:45pm (ate at Manhattan Beach Post… the chimichanga was pretty yummy), and got back around maybe 4pm or so. There were a lot of beautiful beach houses the more south you go which I never noticed much, so that was cool to check out. Oh, locking up our two bikes with one of those U-shaped locks was a struggle though… make sure you get your own lock!
Overall, it was a great day. I love beach cruising because it’s the relaxing kind of fitness which is good once in awhile. For me, it’s more of a recovery exercise since most other forms of fitness I do seem more intense. I haven’t rode an actual road-bike since I was a kid but I’d be open to that too. The only thing about any form of biking is the seat……… man it really hurts sitting on that after awhile. 🙁 But good weather, great company, yummy food, beautiful views, and exercise… what more can you ask for?
Beach Biking Stats:
⊗ Trail: The Strand/ Marvin Braude Trail (SM to MB Pier)
⊗ Distance: 28.5 miles
⊗ Time: 4.5 hrs (excluding lunch)
Tried to get a picture at every beach we passed along the way…
Santa Monica Beach/ Santa Monica Pier/ Palisades Park/ Ocean Park
Venice City Beach
Marina Del Ray/ Playa Del Rey
El Segundo / El Porto / Manhattan Beach
…& then there’s the food.
If you haven’t figured it out by now… Michael’s a girl.
♥Never stop exploring♥