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April CicLAvia: Heart of the Foothills

Heading down Mills in the morning air I could tell the day was going to be good, but when a momma duck and her brood of ducklings waddled across my path right upon entering the campus of Harvey Mudd College, a mere good day suddenly began to look as if it might become an extraordinary day - I mean how often in the middle of the city is that going to happen? Arriving in the Village not long after the official start to this day's CicLAvia: Heart of the Foothills, First Street, Second Street, Harvard, and Yale Avenues were already packed for the festive occasion. With the knowledge I would be back at the end of the day I speed-walked through, stopping only briefly to talk with a neighbor, with Professor Paul Steinberg who, with some of this years students were greeting passers-by at their Bicycle Revolution tent, buy a few raffle tickets from the high school Interact Club, and then settle in and wait for the mrs. to finish her own socializing and sightseeing.
Finally given the okay to…

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