Get Sum Dim Sum Ride #6 – Report!

Dim Sum Ridazz! We took this group photo after last weeks ride.

Dim Sum Ridazz! We took this group photo after last week's ride.

This Dim Sum ride has to have been the most “family friendly” ride we’ve done to date.

My brother and I have ridden our respective chil’ren to and from our delicious dim sum stops on these rides, but this is the first time we’ve been joined by two elementary school aged kids. We rode like a pack of happy dolphins through the quiet streets of South Pasadena – it was so much fun!

The mother of our youngest rider proclaimed, in an after-event email:

“This was the best outing my family and I have had in years! The whole experience from riding bikes through the streets of So. Pasadena to Alhambra to the dim sum brunch was all totally new to us! We enjoyed every minute of it. The group too, was great to ride with and fun! […] I am so glad that we have met and look forward to many more travels together. I have already spread the word to everyone I know to check you out!”

We took the majestic Gold Line, en masse, to South Pasadena.

We took the majestic Gold Line, en masse, to South Pasadena.

We loaded up on the Gold Line to get to South Pasadena. Why spoil a good bike ride with uphill riding? I should mention that several more experienced bike riders took to the mean streets (hardly, on a Sunday morning) of Highland Park and beat us to the train stop by a few minutes.

A quick re-group in South Pasadena, and we were on our way!

A quick re-group in South Pasadena, and we were on our way!

We got back on our bikes and rode down to King Hua, in Alhambra. After sorting out how to park so many bicycles (twenty in all) with zero available bike parking, we trotted inside where a two large tables were waiting for us.

Without the expert of advice of the Bike Oven’s native Cantonese speaker, Martin, we would have been a bit lost. Martin was able to arrange for some of the best dim sum I’ve tasted yet. At the next table over, a few daring souls knawed on some cooked chicken feet. “Not bad,” they said.

The Flying Pigeon LA dim sum ride cruising through South Pas.

The Flying Pigeon LA dim sum ride cruising through South Pas.

It was a nice, easy. cruise back to South Pasadena – where a HUGE automobile show was going on! Not being too interested in cars, I languidly snapped a few “I was here” photos, and fought to keep that post-dim-sum-feast nap from hitting too early.

You can check out the photos I shot by visiting the Get Sum Dim Sum Rides set I created on Flickr.

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