its pouring rain here today, for the first time since i've been here. it reminds me of portland. ive finally got my bicycle with me now. thanks to my brother greg for driving it down. i picked it up last night from outside of a walmart where it was locked. greg drove it from pdx to la but had to stay on his route so we used walmart as a dropoff point. i had to drive 30 miles from the west side of LA over to the east side. it was interesting to see more of the city and the first time i drove a car here.