The Day After The Bike Tour: So Nice I’d Do It Twice!

Keeping in mind that I’m the type of guy who’s done both the bike tour and the marathon in the past (2003, 2005 and 2007), it shouldn’t surprise you — or at least not for very long — what’s been percolating in my head since my personal-best breaking 61-minute cannonball run of the bike tour’s course yesterday — and no it does not involve the marathon.

What it does involve is riding the bike tour course a second time. Seriously! Basically the first time out I’d try like hell to beat this year’s time and grab my medal somewhere about an hour later on the westside of the coliseum. Then I’d justcome back around to the start line on Figueroa on the east side of the coliseum and haz me some seconds at a much more relaxed and casual and enjoyable pace.

I could be done with the second lap by 8:15, before they start sweeping riders onto bail-out routes. Totally!

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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."