Easter Sunday Sunrise Ride

I’m well aware of how invigorating and enjoyable early rides are, but that still doesn’t make me leap out of bed before dawn and go get some. Fortunately this Easter Sunday morning, I found the motivation and locomotion to get up for a ride that took me from Silver Lake to Atwater Village and then down the Los Angeles River. But instead of crossing the Buena Vista Viaduct and heading into Chinatown I turned right and headed up and over what I call the Elysian Park Crest, a route that takes me to some of the park’s great vistas: Point Grandview, Elysian Heights Park and Angels Point. From there I dropped downhill and wound my way through the park west of Academy Road, eventually coming out onto Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park and home. Great morning. Great ride.

16.44-mile route: http://g.co/maps/2tamu

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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."