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4/28/2019

Reservoir Dogs

Filed under: — stan @ 10:22 pm

Today’s bike club ride was a tour of filming locations from “Reservoir Dogs“.

Here is the site with screenshots showing the locations as seen in the film: https://www.itsfilmedthere.com/2010/02/reservoir-dogs.html

A lot of the locations were in Highland Park and Eagle Rock, so we started there. We visited the site of the warehouse, which is no longer there, but we got to see the alley where the characters parked their cars. From there, we went to see a few other sites nearby, including the coffee shop from the beginning of the movie, and the bowling alley where they filmed the sequence of the characters walking past a wall in the opening titles.

From there, we went down to the L.A. River, and rode the bike path north. Turning through Griffith Park, we made our way to Burbank to the building that was Karina’s Diamonds in the movie. And that was our movie location tour. Then we rode to Priscilla’s for snacks, and then home. And when we were riding through the equestrian neighborhood, we saw a miniature horse pulling a tiny cart.

42 miles.

Route map and elevation profile.

4/21/2019

The Right Stuff

Filed under: — stan @ 3:47 pm

There is a small trailer park out in Covina where the streets are all named for astronauts from the original Mercury 7 group. Since I’ve been reading American Moonshot, I thought we should go and visit it again.

The ride is basically a straight shot to San Dimas, and then back by way of the Santa Fe Dam nature center. The bagel place we used to stop at out there apparently is no more, so we went to Merengue in Monrovia on the way back.

43 miles.

Route map and elevation profile

4/14/2019

The Maywood Pot Shop

Filed under: — stan @ 4:08 pm

Today’s bike club ride was down to Vernon to see the Farmer John hog mural, and then on to Maywood to visit Cookies L.A. That’s the pot shop there. We’ve visited there before, and I was curious if the security guys there would remember us. And as it turned out, they did remember us. We also passed the Southland Box Company. I always think there should be thousands of cats meowing all around the box factory.

We tried a new coffee shop today. I got a flat right when we got there, so all I did there was sit on the patio and fix my tire. But after that, we saw that there is a new deli in the storefront that used to be Chango Coffee. We may try it the next time we’re over there.

46 miles.

Route map and elevation profile

4/7/2019

The Whittier Greenway

Filed under: — stan @ 4:21 pm

Today’s bike ride was another visit to the Whittier Greenway Trail. It’s a pleasant ride, and we’ve done it before. And I took no pictures at all today.

43 miles.

Route map and elevation profile

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