Car-Free To Newport Beach, Yeah!

My bag is packed and I’m ready to go… car-free to my biz-related destination in Newport Beach, baby!

The fully-loaded pack in the foreground (mopey dog included for scale and awwwww) tops out at 20 pounds, inside of which is a laptop, various chargers, cables and accessories, 2 pairs pants, 2 shirts, 1 sweater, 1 spare bike shirt, 1 pair shorts, 1 tee, 1 belt, toiletry case with assorted essential toiletries, requisite underwear/socks, 1 pair dress shoes, cable lock, multi-tool, additional tools, first aid kit, wallet, iPhone, and other minutae.

Let’s hit it! I’m on to Union Station for the Metrolink to Santa Ana then a shimmy over to the Santa Ana Bikeway and about 15 miles later (not including a sidetrip across to Balboa Island maybe), I’ll be checking in at the Hyatt.

Hope they let me keep my bike in my room!

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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."