Catching Up Is Hard To Do

Been a bit dormant here the last couple days. Sorry ’bout that. I’m happy to report that my “Ride of a Lifetime” ended up being a 70-mile affair and when I got home pretty much the only thing I did was play catch with the dog, drink a couple tall Pabstsesses and watch the clock drawing to the time when I had to get cleaned up, suited and over to Granada Hills High School for my daughter’s graduation yesterday evening.



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Both the outrageous birthday bike trek and my Katie’s awesome achievement have left me in a bit of a proud and contemplative state of solitude, but yesterday in between beers I did manage to upload a buncha photos of the pedaling portion of the day here on Flickr, with links to photos of the specific places on the list:

  1. Good Samaritan Hospital, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (May 29, 1964)
  2. S. McCarty Drive, Beverly Hills ( – 1966?)
  3. Westminster Avenue, Los Angeles (1966? – 1970?)
  4. S. Hamilton Drive, Beverly Hills (1970? – 1972)
  5. S. Tower Drive, Beverly Hills (1972 – 1974)
  6. Holly Drive, Hollywood (1974 – 1977)
  7. S. Wilton Place, Hollywood (1977 – 1979)
  8. S. Hamilton Drive, Beverly Hills (1979 – 1983)
  9. Murietta Avenue, Van Nuys (1983 – 1984)
  10. Beverly Glen Boulevard, Sherman Oaks (1984 – 1986)
  11. Fulton Avenue, Van Nuys (1986 – 1988)
  12. W. Tujunga Avenue, Burbank (1988 – 1990)
  13. Verdugo Avenue, Glassell Park (1990 – 1990)
  14. E. Palmer Avenue, Glendale (1990 – 1991)
  15. Murietta Avenue, Van Nuys (1991 – 1991)
  16. Beverly Glen Boulevard, Sherman Oaks (1991 – 1994)
  17. Murietta Avenue, Van Nuys, (1994 – 1994)
  18. Seabury Lane, Beverly Glen (1994 – 1995)
  19. Burbank Boulevard, Encino (1995 – 2001)
  20. Beverly Glen Boulevard, Sherman Oaks (2001 – 2003)
  21. Del Mar Avenue, Silver Lake (2003 – 2004)
  22. N. Occidental Boulevard, Silver Lake (2004 – )

And this morning I got around to building a rough-n-ready composite of the narrative video clips I captured at various points along the bike route the way and foisted it onto YouTube:

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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."