BIKING IN LOS ANGELES: “One day, I found myself biking down an empty little access road next to the notorious 405 freeway during the evening commute. The freeway, as usual, was paralyzed, and I noticed I was actually moving faster than the cars. That’s when the revelation hit: Over the past few months, I had discovered a different Los Angeles.”

Actually, I’d think that L.A. would be good bike territory: It’s mostly flat, it seldom rains, and it’s usually not dreadfully hot.

UPDATE: Much more on this, from The Cycling Dude.