I began my 6,000th biking mile as I crossed the intersection of Venice and National boulevards at 7:08 p.m., but I stopped to commemorate the milestone with a more interesting background a block further on:


The above image is slightly biggifiable, or you can watch the brief vid from which it was culled (video because it was easier to capture the awesome Helms neon sign at the height of its cycle). Bonus points if you can make out some things I learned: 1) I need to practice holding handmade signs better, and 2) I chew gum like a freakin’ cow. Seriously, you’d think I was mawing an entire pack of the stuff instead of one little piece. The shame of it all.

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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."