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7/26/2020

Holodeck 9

Filed under: — stan @ 5:16 pm

This past week, I saw a little item in the news about how someone had decorated some stainless steel things in a park in North Hollywood to turn them into “Star Trek” holodeck control panels.

https://www.cnet.com/news/star-trek-fan-re-creates-holodeck-controls-in-los-angeles-public-park/

Of course, I immediately said, “I know where we’re riding this Sunday!”

The ride out there was pretty straightforward. There’s still a detour on the LA River bike path in Frogtown, but aside from that, we just cruised all the way to North Hollywood. It turned out that the guy who made the holodeck control panels made two sets of them. Both are along the walking path that runs along Tujunga Ave. One is just south of Magnolia, and the other is about a half-block south from there. We all agreed that the simulation of a Los Angeles city park, circa early-21st-century was very realistic. The only thing wrong was the coronavirus pandemic, but we couldn’t find the power switch to turn it off and back on.

We stopped for drinks at Groundwork Coffee in NoHo, and then headed home. The route home went up and over the Linda Vista hill, which felt much harder today for some reason. But no matter. We made it back just fine.

47 miles

Route map and elevation profile

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