Orange 20 Bikes


As I start to tidy up and clear out the accumulation of rubbish that must go before we head off cycle touring in July, I come across favourite bits of kit that I’m loathed to discard or leave behind.

This cap I bought in Los Angeles from an independent cycle store called Orange 20 Bikes on Melrose Avenue, north of where my sister lives in West Adams. I like the cap because the bright blue colour and contrasting orange branding reminded me of the intense sunlight of southern California and my cycle rides around the urban sprawl of the city. The hat is weathered and worn from these travels on my head as I pedalled along Ballona Creek, Venice Beach and to Santa Monica where I’d swim in the green foaming waves of the Pacific Ocean.

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