Griffith Park has lots of hills, but the open roads are clogged on the weekends, and the closed roads are scary to ride solo. The first day of the challenge, as I hiked to the observatory with a friend, we saw three coroner’s trucks and another three cars drive into the park. No helicopters, no stories in the news, so I felt inclined to stay on the inclines in clear sight. Also, this guy is hanging out somewhere in the park:

And I don’t really want to end up as cat chow.
So, I rode up, enjoyed the view –



… but not so much the wildlife.


Snakes. I hate snakes. But I love to climb! 32% complete!