Made Good

If you’ve read my rantings with any relative regularity you probably know that I am infinitely capable of tossing out ultimatums with reckless sincere abandon and then immediately or shortly thereafter fail to follow through.

Such was the case yesterday after getting stuck in the residual traffic due to the fatal accident  nearby on the 405 Freeway, averaging less than 3 mph over the remaining 1.5 miles to work. I vowed to make my bike my primary option not twice or three times a week but every freakin’ day.

Then Susan and I were up late last night carving pumpkins and making final preparations with our outdoor and indoor Halloween decor, spooky sounds and a not-simple lighting scheme (let’s not forget the dual fog machines!), and though I rolled outta bed at about 5:30 a.m. as usual, intent on getting a mighty move on, I soon found myself losing steam and oh-welling and rationalizing that maybe I should give my lungs one more day to recover and came *this* close to resigning myself to being a loser and driving in today.

Then I manned-up, got showered and shaved and the morning chores outta the way and hell yeah now I’m ready to get my bike on! And it’s funny, for as reticent or lazyassed as I can be, I know the moment my butt hits the saddle and I’m pedaling there isn’t any other way I’d want to get from points A to B — and if the commute that was sooooo hellacious yesterday is back to normal today? Who cares.

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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."