Timelapse: Twice Around The Silver Lake Reservoir

It started with a coincidental  bump into Sean Bonner at last weekend’s Silver Lake Farmers Market. Realizing he was back in Silver Lake (after living in Venice for a bit and galavanting around the globe for another bit), we discussed rebooting the Ride of Origin of the IAAL•MAF — of which he is the illustrious co-founder in perpetuitas. Said ride was the quintessence of Laid Back, usually consisted of a couple casual revolutions around the Silver Lake reservoir, more often than not at the break of day.

So last night, while bummed that I had to opt out of a “Scoot & Shoot” ride involving the discharge of firearms (legally at a range, silly) and Japanese noodles Bonner puts out a “Let’s Do This!” email suggesting a 6 a.m. start. As of late I’ve been out walking with my bay-bee at that odd hour, so I answer back that I could be there slightly after the actual break of day at 7 a.m. After that, I lost radio contact so it didn’t surprise me when I arrived at 7 a.m in the parking lot next to Spaceland on Silver Lake Boulevard to find no one else there.

I’m hoping to make a pretty regular morning habit of this ride — roughly done in about 25 minutes. So if you don’t have a genetic predisposition to such an activity at such an hour, think about joining me.

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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."