I Hate It When This Happens


Sigh. Picked this hitchhiker up while rounding the corner from Overland onto Venice Boulevard, where it ran itself through the tube within. I gamely attempted to patch the entrance and exit wounds, but it was getting dark and cold and so I finally replaced it with my last new one and  got myself over to Orange 20 bikes in the Bike DistrictSquareZoneCenter where I purchased a new supply of innertubes and a new pair of tires, too as these ones were showing their age and how.

Oh well. Such is life on a bike. At some point or another if you ride as much as I do, through everyone’s treads a nail must impale.

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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."