I was hosted by Thuan who lives in downtown LA. He had an amazing smile. He got into cycling three years ago and has done some amazing things in that time including a double century in one day, cycle touring and bike packing.
Thuan has even learnt how to make his own bike packing gear by using You Tube. He had never used a sewing machine before, so You Tube taught him that too.
The ride from LA to Long Beach was pretty easy. They have this really long cycle path through the city. It was great.
There are islands off Long Beach that I initially thought were exclusive hotels, they were actually oil refineries that had been made to look like islands, everything on it was man made, even the palm trees.
Long Beach had some interesting bike racks around.
I stayed with a Warmshowers who gave me a Bicycle tour of the place.
They have a counter to tell you how many cyclists and pedestrians use the path each day.