Well. I went out for an hour ride (truth be told I managed to get a little lost). But the good side was that the bike fared well so I should be able to use it next week. I did feel sa little naked without an helmet, gloves and whistle (i have a dingy bell but they are, IMO, useless in traffic and a pealess whistle is awesome). We’ll be heading to a couple of bike shops today and probably REI. My current helmet, somewhere in a box, is about 10 years old so its due to be replaced.
What I found truly interesting was that it pretty much felt like I had never stopped cycling. And the roads in this area of Los Angeles are a cyclist’s dream: perfectly smooth with no glass shards on them. This is very different compared to when I used to bicycle in Toronto. Get a smooth street with few people on was a rarity.
Hopefully the new visa stuff will come through and I can bike through more of the West coast.