1) The little numbers on the crosswalk signs that count down.
2) Racing cars.
3) Commutes that take more than 5 minutes
5) No cruiser bikes.
Right now I even miss the pothole slalom that is valencia street.
I understand all you people who commute 20+ miles a day in small towns. It's damn easy when its flat, the roads are smooth and the traffic is light.
BUT IT IS SO BORING.
The only fixed gear ive seen so far here was a converted mountain bike with front shocks. It was different, I'll give him that.