An Eventful Ride It Was


Let’s just say that at the same moment I was posing for this timed-exposure (click to enlarge) with The Phoenix in front of the Sepulveda Dam spillway this evening, RIDE-Arc leader Alex barreled by alerting that “The cops are coming! The cops are coming!”

I managed to refrain from bolting and instead held the pose as indeed law enforcement officials arrived in the form of several CHP patrol cars and a small paddy wagon.

Fortunately our sheer numbers and obvious lack of malicious intent were such that they opted to let us go rather than arrest us. Whew.

Photoset here on Flickr.

UPDATE (June 2): And dang if my semi-magnificent powers of recall weren’t put to sweet and sleep-deprived use in charting the 39.9 miles of the ride’s route and the return home from North Hollywood via Gmaps here.

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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."