One Toy Solja Rides Away…

When I made a quick stop in the costume/party shop on my way in to work Friday morning, I was really just hoping to find an extra large-sized santa hat that would fit over my helmet. There was one that would have almost worked and it was $19, then the sales dood said he had a full santa suit for $40 and I said lemme check it out and in the course of doing so I discovered the hat included with the entire get-up had an even better shot at covering my brain bucket so I said SOLD!

And thus — having already decked out the bike frame with holiday lightz and a little tree on the back rack — for pretty much the first time in my history as a long-standing (though lately a somewhat less enthused) supporter of Midnight Ridazz, I went total costume (minus the crappy straps-around-the-ears beard) for Friday night’s annual Toy Ride:

And it was gooooooood!

PS. Here’s the timelapse of the ride as captured by my handlebar cam:

Merry Xmaz!

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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."