Bike people are the best people. It's science.
I've been lucky to meet a lot of amazing people through cycling. Thanks to Strava, I've even met and been able to ride with a number of people visiting from other countries.
If you're planning to ride in Los Angeles, I'd love to hear from you. I can get out on the bike with you, or at least give you some local tips: where the secret water stops are in the canyons, the roads to avoid, where the best coffee shops are...all the important stuff.