My iPhone predicted a promising 82 degrees in Santa Monica on Saturday. It might as well been screaming "beach day!" Usually I like to spend my beach time lounging on my chaise, but on this occasion, I took my bike on the Marvin Braude Bike Trail (aka The Strand) for a little oceanic cruise.
There's the uninterrupted the views of the ocean and sand, of course, but you also whiz by beach cafes, succulents growing in sand, hunky guys playing volleyball, naked toddlers running on the beach—you know, the good things in life.
Pacific Ocean coastline from Will Rogers State Park to Torrance Beach, CA