0706 Hours: First!

I took a nice spin around the Silver Lake reservoir with fellow bloggers Mack Reed and Sean Bonner this eeeeeaaaaarly morning, meeting at 6 a.m. (yikes but Mack’s the early rising man!) in the parking lot next to Spaceland for a clockwise cruise a couple times around the water to help get Sean back in the saddle of his recently tuned Kona roller and reacquainted with his long domant inner-cyclist.

It was a great way to get the blood moving and the rings around the not-so-bright water were smooth and easy save for some trouble with Sean’s shifters and chain — that and it was his first time back on two-wheels in something like four years. I hope he works the kinks out enough to make it to this Friday’s Midnight Ridazz ride.

After saying our farewells I was on the way home at a few minutes before 7 a.m. and in my infinite apptitude to be prepared I’d stuffed my sample ballot in my pack so I decided to swing on by the precinct and take care of  my right, privilege and duty in participating in the democratic process.


Turns out I was the first to vote at my polling place, something I’ve secretly always wanted to be. Another dream realized!

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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 laonstage.com, 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."