Miles ‘N Miles

Well our weekly IAAL•MAF Thursday evening downtowner ride was a rousing success. By rousing I mean that with my having dubbed it the “Trespassers Ride” and routed the thing over 14.5 miles with the goal to travel unauthorized upon a distinct variety of landmarks all around the civic center, we succeeded in getting yelled “No Bicycles!” at us by security personnel through Pershing Square, detained by a bellicose representative of the the Royal Order of DWP Buffaloes (at the DWP building, natch), cautioned prior to infarcting by enforcement personnel at the Music Center across the street, and sending a pair of mounties scrambling in our wake at the Disney Concert Hall.

All for just riding our bikes. What a world.

Oh well, it was a good time pushing the envelope in such silly fashion. Most shocking? I only took one picture, a snap of one of the courtyard fountains in the midst of being pursued by DWP toughs:


Here are the places we rode to/past/around/through/by:

  • Convention Center
  • Staples Center
  • Bonaventure Hotel
  • Central Library
  • Pershing Square
  • Parker Center
  • Olvera Street
  • The formerly Not-A-Cornfield cornfiel
  • Chinatown
  • Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral
  • DWP Building
  • Music Center
  • Disney Hall

Finished it off by bombing the hill down Grand across 5th. Again, I proved able to match my high-speed mark of 37.9 mph, but not eclipse it. Dangit.

All told with the ride and the extra mileage to and from home, I notched another 25 miles tonight, bringing my year-to-date total to 926. And tomorrow is Midnight Ridazz! Yeah, baby!

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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."