I Am Afeared This Mayhaps Be Gettin’ A Wee Bit Redundundant

The trouble with having literally everything in my truck to go bike the east bank of the Los Angeles River is that when I go run errands there’s a risk I’ll stop and do just that… which is what I did after returning from my mom’s place yesterday morning.

Though I set out planning to  just pedal downstream from the Fletcher Bridge to my favorite spot and chill for a bit, of course I kept on going.

But what differentiates this vid from what’s becoming the rapidly redundant other east bank timelapses I’ve done is that this time I did my best to stay nearest to the water’s actual edge (or in it) rather than on the access road at the top of the embankment through Elysian Valley.

Though I also hadn’t planned on venturing into the water downstream of the path’s end this time, when I got there I just couldn’t help going in and before long I found myself down between the First and Fourth Street viaducts before turning around.

PS. Though I managed to secure the cam to my mountainbike’s handlebars this time (rather than the restricted POV offered by the chest mount) I must apologize for the low-resolution of this clip. Uploading a 46mb file is far less taxing on my patience and bandwidth than the 413mb HD version. Also! If you might be wondering why this clip clocks in at 9:06, it’s because I saved the Quicktime file at six frames per second, twice as slow at my usual 12 fps.

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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."