Rockin’ Arroyo

So for my Go Pro Hero cam’s inaugural run I got off the beaten path this Halloween morning… quite literally. Venturing from Silver Lake to Chinatown I got onto the largely unkown ped/bike way that parallels the 110 freeway and then ventured down to the LA River “bed,” where my proximity to its confluence with the Arroyo Seco drew me to pedal up stream until I acquired the far more official and infinitely smoother-paved Arroyo Seco Bikeway.

Unfortunately the cam’s memory filled up just prior to me reaching the bikepath’s northernmost access point… which means to paraphrase Chief Brody “We’re gonna need a bigger SD card,” because my 4-gig storage unit ain’t gonna cut it. I’m thinking 12-gigs would be better suited to enable the timelapse chronicling of the entirety of such 26-mile rides and not just what amounts to basically the first third, as follows:

I do hereby officially proclaim the Arroyo Seco to be fully navigable by bike (though a fat-tire ride with a suspension might be the better choice of transports over the bed’s moderately rugged and uneven terrain).

PS. In case the Quicktime file above doesn’t show up and/or play, I’m in the slow process of uploading the file to YouTube and hope to have that link up presently. Ahhh, here it is now:

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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."