At the invitation of friend, biking blogger, and LA County Bicycle Coalition Boardmember Ted Rogers, I charted out and led a group “LACBC Sunday Funday” ride that took about 40 of us from the “slums” to the stars and all around the island of Beverly Hills. We endured a couple flats, collected the attentions of curious police patrols along the way, and I was called out on a couple occasions for not being a full-blown factually correct Koolaid-chugging cheerleader about how entirely awesome the municipality (and its water) is, but all told it was certainly an enjoyable experience for me and hopefully all who came along for the 13-mile 3.5-hour ride.
I even modified a 1938 Ragsdale Movie Guide Map for use during the “lookeloodikrus” portion of the ride (click it for the bigger picture):
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."
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