Six Hours On A Bike

Man I am bushed so I’m a-gonna keep this short. First, here I am prior to the start of the L.A. Treasure Hunt:


The snap, taken by a friendly chap who was going around offering to take the pix for something he called his “portrait project” not only shows my fine gray hair off along with the bitchin’ team t-shirt I made, but more importantly also demonstrates how much different I look than the picture I posted Friday of me at 270 pounds back in the summer of 2000.
The L.A. Treasure Hunt, which had been scheduled to take place March 12 but ggot postponed on threat of rain, was kind of an “Amazing Race” on bikes that began at Echo Park Lake, went to the old zoo at Grifffith Park, back into Silver Lake then down to MacArthur Park then east into downtown proper at the Disney Concert Hall downtown and the fringes of the Arts District before coming back into Chinatown and concluding at the base of Fargo Street in Echo Park. All told I was in the saddle about six hours over the course of 25 miles.

So like I said… I’m bushed. And thus I’ll close with the fact that the Nobody Bikes In L.A. team didn’t win, we certainly had fun doing it.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."