Dems Da Brakes! - Heading South For a Promise of A Warmer Winter - CycleBlaze

November 5, 2018

Dems Da Brakes!

Redondo Beach to Long Beach

Morgan is our warm showers host tonight!
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Matt and Morgan are cooking up a storm tonight!
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So last night Stephen went to adjust his brakes and instead he dumped out his hydraulic brake fluid. I called the local bike shops but it was Sunday and no one wanted to deal with it. 

Cherie came over from Burbank and had dinner with us. (T's sister) What a fun surprise. We had an awesome Thai meal. 

This morning we headed out to the first bike shop. His brake mechanic wasn't in so he suggested Smith's. What a find. Ron and Andrew were there. Ron was wonderful. He believe's in fixing things rather than just replacing them. Finally a man of our own hearts. He bled the brakes and straightened Stephen's rotor. He looked at mine and said they looked fine to him!

Excellent bike shop - finally!
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Ron helped us with the bikes and the route to our warm showers.
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Lots of neat stuff in his shop. Step got another tool.
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We were done around noon so we headed out and had a really neat ride through LA! We came into some industry and the truck drivers were so cool. They completely cleared the lane we were in and helped us make a turn. Then we saw it. Taco Truck for the truckers!

This was a busy place!
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Jessica took our order.
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We had a table in the shde and everything.
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The best fish tacos I've ever had. Step got the fish plate on the left and Em got the right assorted tacos.
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More of Ron's shop. sorry it's out of order.
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We still had time before we wanted to bug Matt so Emma spotted the Angel Food Donut shop!

There it is!
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This sweetie fixed us up with a donut and decaf!
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Yum!
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Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the food!
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We headed for our warm shower and boy are we being spoiled! Our room has a balcony and it looks out over the pool!

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Matt had some work left to do.
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Noche
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Denali
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Luna
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We had Coconut fish Curry for dinner. Morgan and I walked to Trader Joe's for the ingredients. Stephen and I walked the dogs when we got back. I'll get a picture of Milton in the morning. He's an old pup. Great family. Good night.

Today's ride: 15 miles (24 km)
Total: 1,655 miles (2,663 km)

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