Monday, October 26, 2009

LA Cycle Chic Ride: Shopping on Melrose

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Come join LA Cycle Chic for a really relaxed ride to shopping on Melrose. We'll meet at Scoops and people can get ice cream while they are getting ready to ride or if people prefer they can get ice cream after or not at all. Scoops is vegan friendly. Also Pure Luck vegan restaurant is right across the street in case people want to get dinner after. There are also plenty of places along the route if we need refreshment. The Metro Redline stops as Vermont & Santa Monica and it is a short ride from there to where we are meeting. Parking can be tricky in the area so plan to arrive early if you are driving. As a group we'll decide how much shopping we do. Dress should be chic. I hope you can make it.

Edit: If you are planning on attending please sign up to follow us on Twitter that way we can tweet where we are and you can tweet us and everyone can K.I.T.

17 comments:

  1. What fun! Looks like a great event! So glad you're doing the first shopping excursion bicycle ride that I know of! This is exactly the kind of bicycle ride event that I'd envision would happen sooner or later. It would be LA and it would be Melrose Street ... of course.

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  2. I really hope it goes well. There were some other places on my list of shopping excursions but this one seemed the easiest. I hope that there will be more to follow.

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  3. That's a fun logo you've created! I'm getting excited for the ride!

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  4. very cool, and have a good time. As fashionable as I may (or may not) be, I'm not much of a shopper, so... that said, I'm thrilled to have found an LA cycle chic blog, esp. one who ports her daughter around like I've done for the last few years. However -- go easy on the anti-sportif/spandex crowd, will you? Not all of us live on flat lanes and can get everyone within 3 miles. Some of us haul kids up 1000 ft elevation gains to get home over an 8 mile ride, and you know, it's sweaty.

    that said, I'm always looking for good ideas for guys commute-friend-office casual wear (Jeans and sneakers don't cut it). So, I'll be checking in regularly...

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  5. Jeff, I have no problem with spandex for sport and racing. I just cannot say it is attractive so I will not be wearing any or posting photos saying how great they look, so no worries.

    The Hubby commutes about 15 miles to work in not spandex though without kids in tow but our part of LA is not flat. So if one wishes to commute long distances in can be done. I'll try to find an are wear people wear suits or business casual to take photos. I don't generally see people in suits at all in LA so I don't know where to look. Downtown maybe? I'll keep you in mind when I'm out.

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  6. Cosmo,

    I'll try to snap some photos of some businessmen, when I see them. There are a couple but not many.

    I'll try to come out to this event. Sounds like a lot of fun and definitely what LA needs! :-)

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  7. ActOut, Thanks for joining the businessman hunt. I really hope you can make it, I'm looking forward to meeting you finally.

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  8. thanks Cosmo, ActOut. I don't have to wear a suit, but ideas for cycle appropriate button down shirts, decent pants, etc.. are welcome. No way am I trying to make it up my hills in Altadena in my slim-cut Italian trousers and Barba dress shirt.

    Cosmo -- where does your husband ride for his commute, and what's his typical dress? Is he changing when he gets to work (what I usually do, hence, I wear pretty sporty/comfy clothes for the ride usually, function over fashion).?

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  9. Jeff, I commute from the East Hollywood/Silverlake area to the Marina del Rey area usually. I normally where black or khaki chinos with a polo or button down shirt. I do not need to wear business dress for work but I cannot wear jeans or athletic clothes. I usually do not change unless it is a very hot day or I am in a rush and have to race to work. On those days I wear a T-shirt and change shirts when I get to work.

    I find even when I am rushing it is hard to maintain speed over 20 MPH because of traffic so aerodynamics play little to no role. That being the case I do not need tight fitting clothes and in fact loose clothes tend to let me cool off easier.

    Feel free to ask more questions.

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  10. thanks for the insight and comparison of commutes. For a long time I commuted by mountain bike down a trail behind my house that popped out pretty much in front of my office. Short, steep, but beautiful. I just wore shorts and t-shirt for years because the uphill was brutal but fun. But then the horse traffic ruined the trail (it's soft as mush now, so hard to get up). So I switched to a road bike and a trailer for my daughter. I have a road bike, so that's what I ride, and I wonder if I had a more upright, relaxed position if in fact I might end up pedaling a bit more relaxed. Not much traffice on my short route at all, just relatively steep.

    I just ordered an ibex button down merino wool short sleeve shirt. I think it might turn out to be a good cycling shirt because my wool jerseys are pretty awesome and don't stink most importantly.

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  11. cosmo - mind if I make a facebook even for all my cycling friends at work?

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  12. Mal, you are more than welcome to do that.

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  13. Mal, if you do end up making a Facebook event, could you post a link here? I was thinking of doing the same, but having one official event might be best.

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  14. AWESOME! I'll try to do it tonight or tomorrow. will post back with a link!

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  15. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198625580147

    It's a public event!

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