For Errand 4 I went to 515 S. Flower Street to meet with my employer’s financial adviser. I was pleasantly surprised to discover there’s Bike Share in the lobby for building employees. Given that everyone I saw was wearing a suit, I’m curious if they get much use. There are supposedly several Bike Shares in the works around LA and I’m all for anything that gets more bikes on the road. I didn’t realize it was 1.76 miles round trip to Flower. I’ve gotten so used to walking around DTLA, I guess I walk further than I think. Like with biking, distance is all relative and the point at which you finally think, “that’s a LONG trip” is flexible.
Errand #5 was a stop at the Redbox to pick up a movie. I hadn’t seen Mockingjay yet, so I decided to pick it up. THERE’S A BIKE RACK AT RALPH’S! There are few & far between bike racks in DTLA. Once again, I was spoiled by all the staples and racks available in Portland. I think I’d weep for joy and then faint if I saw an on-street corral here. It’s 2.34 miles to the store & back – I need to bike there more often!