Out With The Old, In With The New

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No day like the first of the new year to replace some worn out parts on The Phoenix. Before rolling out this afternoon for the inauagual ride of 2008 with friends Andrew, Manny and Stephen, I replaced my long suffering (and suffered) campus pedals (platform on one side and clip on the other) with a nice pair of Shimanos, and the worn out tread of my Continental gave way to a new set . I also zeroed out the bike’s trip computer, summarily erasing the 3,872.6 in cumulative mileage it’s recorded over the two years since I installed it.

And last but not least, I retired the rear innertube — with honors. It had been slow leaking this last few hundred miles, but the breach was small enough and holding that it would hold air pretty much for a full day. You served me well rear innertube. Rest in peace.

Ride on.

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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."