There are so many things to see on a simple bike ride through Boyle Heights…
The white and pastel blue Toyota whose bumper is covered with hand-painted Jewish stars and the word “CHA-LOM!”
The two robust roosters reigning over a humble front-lawn.
The norteno music spilling onto the street from cars, dive bars, and a lone singer on a Metro Gold Line platform.
And the Evergreen Cemetery, now my favorite bike-riding spot. There, headstones date to the late 1800s. They jut up from weed-choked brown grass at goofy angles, etched with names from city history: “Biddy Mason,” “Toyo Miyatake,” “Isaac Van Nuys,” and more.