Keeping Driving On The Downlow

I know this stuff bores the shiz out of 98.665% of you visitors here, but it’s how I roll literally and figuratively. And in the first eight days of my new gig I’ve driven three times, biked 4.5 times and bused 0.5 times (those point-fivers are from my mixed-use commute yesterday when I biked in, but bused back to Union Station to go bike around downtown some more).

Percentage-wise that breaks down to:

  • Car — 37.5%
  • Bike — 56.25%
  • Bus — 6.25%

Which is better than my initial plans to keep it at a 60-40 split between bike/bus and car. I’m presently undecided whether to bike in or drive tomorrow… the reason being Friday evening will be time again for another edition of Midnight Ridazz, which will have me going from Silver lake to the Santa Monica Pier and then back home, a roundtrip that will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 miles and end me up at around 60 for the day (an all-time high for the year).

But damn if that won’t put me around 50 miles (aka a couple more bike commute days the following week) from my goal for the year of 2,007.

I’m of a mind to go all gung-ho and get there then relax… or reset my sites on a goal of 2,500 and go get that.

Hi my name is Will and I’m a bike-aholic.

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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."