Airborne Over The 10

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I snapped this from the saddle of my bike on Crenshaw over the Santa Monica Freeway this morning, about four miles into my 13 mile commute to work. Most of the people sitting in the seats of those vehicles stretching out to infinity (or the gridlocked 405, whichever comes first) with their feet pressing on the brake pedals probably can’t comprehend why anyone would voluntarily get on a bike and ride so far to work and back.

Which makes us even because I can’t fathom why they voluntarily do what they do.

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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."