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On the way out we passed by this modified A-wing Honda Del Sol, outfitted with an R2 unit and a California license plate that read "OBI SHWN." While admiring it we also got introduced to one of the observatory's security officers who from nearby came up behind us on the entirely empty road while I was about to snap this shot and in a thick Russian accent ordered me "Don't block the street." Did I mention that there was not a single car moving anywhere around us or in the parking lot up above and that the entire process of taking the picture consisted of like no more than five seconds?

 

Total asshole.

Prank signage: ACLU Crack Haven

IAAL•MAF'ers (from left): The freshly minted Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Kathy Richardson, Spencer Cross, Alex, SEan Bonner, Michael Baffico. Not pictured Mack Reed out of frame to the left and Stephen Roullier out of frame to the right.

Killer burgers served up by wonderful, friendly people. HIghly recommended. 5101 Pico Boulevard.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Approaching Fletcher Michael's head explodes in a magnificent burst of light.

Killer burgers served up by wonderful, friendly people. HIghly recommended. 5101 Pico Boulevard.

In the magic mirror I see Alice and Delmy and Steve and Spencer and Don and Michael and Mack and Eric and the rest are first-timers to whom I hadn't been formally introduced.

This is El Tepeyac's Hollenbeck burrito. The quarter in the upper right is there to give you an idea of how freaking huge a $6.65 burrito can be. And this ain't nothing. The Manuel's Special is easily twice this size. And trust me, it's as tasty good as it is big.

 

For the record, I polished off all of it save for a couple forkfulls left behind. I should've stopped a quarter of the way through but it was so good and I was so starving, having had only raisins and altoids for lunch. I'd pay for my gluttony on the way home.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Group shot! Me, Sean Bonner, Ingrid Peterson, Stephen Roullier and Alice Maupin.

Last night's IAAL-MAF ride took us up many a hill. Luckily, hills provide cool photo ops.

Like salmon swimming upstream we cranked it on this little known or utilized pedestrian/bike access against the southbound flow of the 110 Freeway for about a mile.

Tyler made 36.2MPH on the 4th-Street plunge. IAAL-MAF'er Eric Richardson hit 42 and colleague Will Campbell 38.something, but they weren't eligible for the prize.

The meteorite display really grabbed me this time. Check out the crystalline patterns in this slice of iron.

Dedicated to those who gave their lives in "the War to End All Wars." Well, so much for that idea.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

My centurion-eating buddy joined us. Note the silly grin, due to our having arrived at the tippy-top of Angelino Heights.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

This graveyard of busted barriers portends of past accidents along the northbound 110 transition to the 5.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

A handful of early surrender monkeys who left the ride due to a certain number of "hills" were not included in this photo at the ride's summit.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Anna won the coveted spoke card given to the last rider to make it up the challenging Bishop Canyon hill.

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

Angelino Heights, Bunker Hill and Elysian Park

The moon hovers in the museum's false darkness. The gift shop next door has plenty of videos, tchotchkes and branded scwhag, but the best stuff is the book selection. If you only buy one more coffee-table book - ever - I highly recommend "Full Moon," a collection of NASA mission photos from the surface of the moon.

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