Indian food and bike ride along LA River path in Atwater Village/Elysian Valley
posted January 16, 2011 7:06 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun February 13 at 1:00 PM, India Sweets & Spices, 3126 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
India Sweets & Spices, 3126 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039-1507, USA (Map & Directions)
This is a crazy idea and it may not work, but would anyone be interested in a chill paced/all levels bike ride along the newly paved/open LA River path in Elysian Valley followed by some tasty cheap vegetarian indian food in Atwater Village?
We could meet near India Sweets and Spices on Los Feliz Blvd, ride along side streets (no scary traffic!) to the river path, ride the path until it ends in Elysian Valley and then return back to where we started and gorge ourselves on samosas. If anyone is so inclined after all of that, there are bars nearby. It would be an 8-9 mile round trip. In case you are wondering, this section of the river does not have a concrete bottom which allows for some wildlife to take over. It looks like this!

Ok, so let's meet in front of India Sweets and Spices and go from there.
posted by mandymanwasregistered to Meetup (28 comments total)

My old hood! Count me in, I've been dying to ride the river again.
posted by carsonb at 11:17 PM on January 16, 2011

Let's do it on a Sunday soon.
posted by carsonb at 11:17 PM on January 16, 2011

I would love to join in!
posted by PepperMax at 7:13 AM on January 17, 2011

sure thing! :)
posted by raihan_ at 3:32 PM on January 17, 2011

Excellent! A Sunday sounds good to me. carsonb: Is the first Sunday in February too far off?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 5:25 PM on January 17, 2011

Yes, but I'll settle.
posted by carsonb at 9:38 PM on January 17, 2011

I need to round up a bicycle now...
posted by PepperMax at 10:19 AM on January 18, 2011

Arg, so speicus has a performance on Feb 6th, which makes Feb 15th the better day for us. A whole month to prepare!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:12 AM on January 19, 2011

Do you mean Sunday Feb. 13th?
posted by speicus at 5:05 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Eh I remembered it being within a day of Valentine's Day. You know how important it is to me.

Here are three little parks we will ride past (along with a list of birds we may see)!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 7:03 PM on January 19, 2011

I'm tentatively going to say yes. Really want to be there, but it's kind of a busy weekend for me.
posted by fake at 1:14 PM on January 22, 2011

Dammit. A meetup that's literally a stone's throw from my house, and I'm gonna be out of town.

Have fun. Can there be a repeat later in the year?
posted by hwyengr at 10:12 AM on January 25, 2011

hwyengr: the date is still sorta negotiable as long as it's mid-feb or after. I'll leave that up to those who are interested.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:01 PM on January 25, 2011

posted by contraption at 2:24 PM on February 5, 2011

^ That means Yes Me Too ^
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:27 PM on February 5, 2011

hello - are we still on for this coming sunday 02/13? just wondering.
posted by PepperMax at 7:44 AM on February 7, 2011

Yesssss! It is on!

If you are still in need of a bike (and don't want to drop a lot of money/are wary of craig's list), check out one of the area bike co-ops. You might have to put some work into it, but there are people to guide you. The co-ops are also good places to get your bike in working order (tools and/or expertise!), in case anyone could use that.

If anyone wants to ride to the meeting point from the East Hollywood/Silver Lake area, let me know.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:16 AM on February 7, 2011

thank you for the recommendation. i did manage to wrangle one from a friend, so i'll be there with bells on! (figuratively, not literally.)
posted by PepperMax at 10:58 AM on February 7, 2011

I may actually make be able to make this.
posted by The Emperor of Ice Cream at 11:41 PM on February 7, 2011

Hello - I have no computer at home (i.e., no internet access after noon today). If there is any change in plan, can you please call my cell at 818.519.9184 to let me know? I'd much appreciate it & am looking forward to the outing!
posted by PepperMax at 6:28 AM on February 11, 2011

No problem, PepperMax.

Also, for anyone w/o a bike or who doesn't want to do the ride portion, feel free to meetup up with us for Indian food. I'm guessing we'll definitely be there by 3 (likely sooner).
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 2:14 PM on February 11, 2011

We're still on the 101 in the valley, en route.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:53 PM on February 13, 2011

Yay thanks for coming out today! Here are some pics: looking cool, Elysian Valley wikipedia entry, Steelhead Park, carsonb reads!, the moon and the sky, and riding on the other side of the river
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 5:22 PM on February 13, 2011

That was pretty awesome. Get Isaac to post the pictures here instead of just on Twitter.
posted by klangklangston at 5:34 PM on February 13, 2011

So sorry I missed you guys. Definitely going to make the next ride.
posted by fake at 6:12 PM on February 13, 2011

They have to be uploaded to something and in this case it's twitpic. Pretend it's photobucket!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 6:55 PM on February 13, 2011

Here you go, Klang.

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posted by speicus at 2:12 PM on February 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Sorry I missed the ride. I do love cycling. Still recovering from my shoulder surgery, but should be back on the bike soon.
posted by Argyle at 2:34 PM on February 16, 2011

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