Thursday, 22 March 2012

March 21st-22nd, 2010 pt.1

We started the day early to get the most out of exploring Hollywood.  We didn’t want to get stuck with trying to find a place to sleep too late in the day for fear of getting robbed, mugged, or both for that matter.  I’ve watched too many movies to know that Los Angeles can be a rough town if you don’t know where you’re going.  We tried to get in contact with Cord Newman, the stunt actor we met in Florida who’s somewhere here in Los Angeles now, but we’re waiting to hear back from him. 
Outside of Nate's house, packed and ready to go.
We said our goodbyes to Asphalt Assault, Nate, and Nate's housemates

After a delicious breakfast at Burger King, our first stop was at the infamous Gold’s Gym.  Many famous celebrities have trained here including my childhood hero Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger.  This particular gym is considered to be the holy land in bodybuilding subculture.

The guy working the front desk told us how there use to be many posters of Arnold in and around the gym.  After he became governor, he ordered those posters to be taken down.  I wonder why?

Take this diet pill and you can look like this in 2 weeks!  No working out necessary!

We then headed over to Venice Beach and watched surfers, street ballers, and gymnasts enjoy their Sunday morning

Also at Venice Beach is Muscle Beach; another famous bodybuilding landmark


The Los Angeles Marathon was taking place today.  As a result, many roads and city blocks were closed off creating heavier traffic than there already is.  It dawned on me that this is California; we can split lanes in California!

How often can you say you parked your vehicle in the middle of Rodeo Drive in bustling Beverly Hills?  We stopped to take a gander at the participants running the marathon.

Capitol Records Tower - one of the city's landmarks

We managed to sneak our bikes past the automated gate to an underground parking garage off Hollywood Boulevard so that we can walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  We used our bike covers to cover the bikes of course. 

Old skool

Elementary skool

This was taken for a fan back home who has a huge crush on ol' know who you are!
Everybody was kung fu fighting!  Huh!
Those cats were fast as lightning...
The coolest man to ever walk the planet and grace the silver screen - an ongoing inside joke I share with a friend back home

65 km

City of Angels.
Many seek fame and fortune.
Many die trying.

No comments:

Post a Comment