Stopping Traffic

Yesterday I participated in the first of a series of summer bike rides hosted by Councilman Tom LaBonge (which I posted about over here at L.A. Metblogs). While cyclists turned north onto Larchmont from 3rd Street (heading to the Baskin-Robbins in the village there for some free ice cream), my friend and 4th Street Bike Boulevard matriarch Ingrid, snapped me corking the vehicular cross-traffic just as the ride’s accompanying LAPD cruiser that had been bringing up the rear of the pack pulled in behind me (click to marginally biggify):

Needless to say with me on my bike, owning the road and stopping traffic with the LAPD backing me up… I love this photo. Thank you Ingrid!

P.S. Her encompassing Flickr photoset of the ride is here.

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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."