2009 L.A. Bike Tour

The 21-mile route itself took me 65 minutes*, but of course the footage of that is bracketed with my 3:45 a.m. bike trip down to the start line and my slow meander back home.

And yes: no I did not go twofer and roll the course a second time. I was pretty much cooked cranking it as hard as I did the first time through.

* I’m pretty damn sure I could’ve broken my record time of 63 minutes had I moved further up through the front portion of the corral, and had my chain not derailed about 4.5 miles in, costing me 90 precious seconds to remount it. Such is life.

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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."