Snapshot: Asphalt at Fairfax and Santa Monica

For me, one of the more interesting aspects of urban cycling is the alternate universe “boxxa chocolates” random shit you come across on two wheels that remains otherwise unknown to those traversing town on four wheels. Truly you never know what you’re gonna roll over. Tuesday on Hoover north of Jefferson near USC it was the flattened foot and talons of what looked to be a nice-sized raptor of some sort, and today on my way to some errands it was this old gas cap that had been embedded in the asphalt of Fairfax Avenue for what looks to have been a long time: