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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-14-07, 05:48 AM   #1
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Another question for LA Fixed Gear riders

What do you think of this route, by bike, from downtown LA to Culver City? Is there a better way? I ask mainly in the context of the friendliness (or unfriendliness) of autos along the way. Thanks!

Distance: 9.5 miles

1 Start in 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 going towards W 4th St 2.2 mi
2 Turn Right on W Adams Blvd 5.6 mi
3 Turn Left on Washington Blvd 0.9 mi
4 Take Right towards Exposition Blvd 0.2 mi
5 Turn Left on Venice Blvd 0.0 mi
6 Turn Right on S Robertson Blvd 0.0 mi
7 Turn Left on Venice Blvd 0.5 mi
8 Turn Right on Watseka Ave 0.1 mi
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Old 07-14-07, 09:57 AM   #2
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i think you can just take fig to venice and shoot west. hoover also connects to venice and has a bike lane.
sounds like you're coming from usc area, in which case i'd try straight up hoover to venice. to Culver City should take maybe 30 minutes or less.
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Old 07-14-07, 09:58 AM   #3
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just avoid throwing gang signs, innocently asking young adults what set they roll with, flatting, slowing or stopping....
just kidding, in daylight it's fine.....
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Old 07-14-07, 11:54 AM   #4
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You can try asking the lafixed.com crowd. I think there's a group that does a Culver City to Little Tokyo (sorta Downtown) ride for ramen on Fridays.
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Old 07-14-07, 06:07 PM   #5
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Venice is alright, I prefer Olympic or Pico though. A lot of drivers treat Venice like a highway, and there are often delivery trucks in the bike lanes. It also gets a lot of highway on and offramps where nobody is ever looking for a dude (or chick) on a bike. Timewise, they're all about the same.
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Old 07-16-07, 04:38 PM   #6
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I agree. All pretty similar routes, but I agree with avian on skipping venice. olympic/pico is great, especially if they make them one way as proposed earlier this year! $%^ yeah on (slightly) less traffic!
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