Lawd knows I don’t spare the rod when it comes to ranting about the level of craptasticity I encounter among drivers from the saddle of my bike. I have the same reaction when I’m impeded by lane-hogging joggers and walkers I’ve met both on the L.A. River Bikeway and much closer to home on the Sunset Boulevard bike lane through Silver Lake.
Lest I be falsely considered entirely biased towards cyclists as angels of perfection who can do no wrong ever, allow me to introduce you to this pair of students I encountered committing my pettest of noob-cycling peeves while I was coming around the bend from 30th to McClintock near USC a few weeks ago in the midst of recording my morning bike commute:
The above reeeeeaally blurry image is a still from the short handlebar-mounted shakycam videoclip, which I posted to YouTube:
You’ll find my closing sentiment expresses things pretty succinctly.
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."
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