Pedaler Peddling

Well, it was a unique start to the day to be sure. I’ll spare you the lovely details other than to say it’s not too many sunrises that I greet with long overdue backyard poop-scooping duty, but since I’ve been getting home well after dark these last several weeks and today is trash pick-up day on our block, I answered the call.

Along the way I discovered that Ranger’s been pulling a shawshank and done a dang fine job tunneling about halfway under the south fence. I did only a half-assed job filling in the void because I still had to get packed and ready to bike in to work, the same way I went last week. Don’t know if this trip was smoother this second time because I had a better awareness of the rugged terrain, but it was pleasanter pedaling the whole way.

Getting home will be a different route all together as I’m planning on rolling up to West Hollywood from El Segundo for a 7 p.m. gathering of the Metblog Los Angeles faithful at Barney’s Beanery. Initially I thought about heading west to the bikepath at Dockweiler Beach and going coastal up through the Marina and Venice before coming back inland at Santa Monica. But instead I’ll be opting out of coming up and over the most direct route of La Cienega Boulevard and the plan is to bypass the elevations (and near-freeway like atmosphere) through Ladera Heights and Baldwin Hills and instead head around the horn up Sepulveda to Jefferson on through Culver City and then thread my way up from there to Barney’s near Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards.

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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."