Of The Hundreds Upon Hundreds Of Motorists I Encountered Across Yesterday’s 31-Mile Rountrip Bike Ride To The Office And Back This One Was My Absolute Favorite

First she charges out of a parking lot onto Venice Boulevard without looking to her left and seeing me approaching a couple car lengths back. Had she kept going and merged into the space available for her in the  traffic lane, I’d have nothing to write about. But instead she finally sees me and comes to an abrupt stop fully blocking the bike lane, necessitating my complete stop. Her reaction is to then impatiently motion for me to go by. Wondering if she expects me to ride up and over her truck, I opt to stay put and politely decline her generous if entirely unacceptable invitation, instead urging her to continue.

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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."