Thankfully yesterday’s and night’s winds have seemed to dissipate, the better to enable today’s endurathon in which I will rack upwards of 50 miles before the day is done thanks to tonight’s IAAL•MAF Invitational No. 4.0 that will be embarking from the Arts District for East L.A. and points south.

First I’ll be two-wheeling to work this way (16.7 miles). Then at 5:30 I’ll commence rolling across town to the Arts District this way (15.7 miles). Then there’s the group ride itself, which goes this way (14.9 miles) ending at Little Tokyo’s Joy Mart for beer and the best onion rings evar before tacking on about three miles more back to Silver Lake.

All in, it roughly comes to 50.6 miles, not counting any tangental stuff I may do downtown to kill time before the 8 p.m. start of the invitational.

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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."