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Jul 16, 2011 06:11 AM

What Food Goes Best With Riding a Bicycle on the 405 Freeway?

Well I don't have a definitive answer, but I went with a customized Big Tomy's chorizo (with extra chorizo) scrambled soft egg, avocado and salsa burrito. This had the advantage of fitting into my Camel Back storage compartment and it was still quite hot as I climbed up to the top of the on ramp on Cotner next to the Wine House. Another huge advantage is Big Tomy's 24/7 hours as I was doing my little scofflaw routine at 2:30 AM (I may be crazy but I try not to be idiotic)/ At first I did start to go up the off ramp on Sawtelle on the south bound side of the 405, but I could hear cars going by heading South, so rethought that approach.

I consumed the burrito sitting in the slow lane of the N bound 405 watching south bound traffic get on at Santa Monica Blvd. After consumption of the burrito (a little messy from the extra chorizo and the fact that Big Tomy's only wraps in paper - no aluminum foil - but it was quite excellent) I made a bee line for the fast lane. Completely empty 405 on the N bound side. I rode towards the SM Blvd. off ramp. On the opposite side a CHP unit sitting on the shoulder began shining his spotlight at me (must have seen my headlights) so I exited at SM Blvd. and went for the balance of my ride.

One more experience for my cycling & eating diary...

Wine House
2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Big Tomy's
11289 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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  1. Jerry Jeff Walker sang, "If I can just get off of that L.A. freeway without gettin' killed or caught..."

    Beware the squash, and the salad shooters...:)

    1. A breakfast burrito while biking on the 405 at 2:30 in the morning - I'd like to see someone else claim that they did that. You're one of a kind - desperado...

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      1. re: bulavinaka

        Every since I spent way too many hours listening to Country Joe and the Fish singing "Flying High" I've dreamed about bagging a ride down the middle of more thing crossed off my (lunch) bucket list... ;-D>

        "I'm stuck on the L.A. freeway,
        Got rain water in my boots,
        My thumbs done froze, can't feel my toes,
        I feel a little destitute."

        1. re: Servorg

          Did I leave my Zig Zags and Ozium in your VW back in '70? :) What are you packing for tonight?

          1. re: bulavinaka

            Tonight is going to be dinner out someplace close by. Thursday night we ate at Don Antonio's and the waiter brought me a little dish of grilled serrano chili's along with my steak picado. Most excellent dinner. A cup of their outstanding albondigas to start and a bottle of the Dos Equis lager to wash it down. I rolled out feeling very satisfied...

            Don Antonio's
            11755 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

            1. re: Servorg

              Now that I'm thinking about tonight Santouka is looming in my mind....Some shio ramen with extra pork in honor of Karma Geddon...

              3760 S Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

      2. PIctures, Video. I wanna see this? That is one for the diary for sure, you should be pleased as punch with yourself!!!

        1. A decent gut bomb and an illegal ride up the closed freeway .... you're a true chow rebel, s.o. ;o)

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