July 8, 2010
Oops. Sorry for the silence; got caught up in going from fourth recovery to being a little busier than expected the last couple days, so only now playing some catch-up and recapping the fourth. My friend Romain came down from Hollywood and we met up with Pat & Steve for the world famous Hermosa Ironman in the morning. As you may know from previous years, this Ironman is different. Its a 40 year tradition that you could easily never notice, yet still gets lots of whining from new residents who don't know Hermosa Beach. In the Hermosa Ironman, you run a mile, paddle a mile on a surfboard, and then chug a six pack. The first to hold it for 20 minutes without ralphing wins. A tradition like no other is always a fun way to kick start the day. From there we biked and wandered among a lot of our favorite watering holes, grub joints, and some new places too; barely surviving that mid-evening fatigue to make it through to be right on the water for the fireworks in Redondo at the end of the evening. Actually, we made it even longer: adding another beer at Naja's plus some games at the pier's arcade and topping that off with another stop in Hermosa, before then calling it a night and biking back up the beach to home. Another perfect fourth of July in the Beach Cities. 360 days or so to go til the next one.
Posted by Jon Berry at 4:32 PM