Fellow Metblogger WILL•I•AM and I are going for a walk, a very long walk, and we’d love it you joined us. Inspired by previous long walks he and others have taken across our fair city (I missed the one along Sunset Blvd a few years back) we have decided to walk Western Avenue from beginning to end, from stem to stern, from A to Z, from top to bot–okay you get the picture.
When are we doing this? Saturday October 18, 2008.
Why are we doing this? Because it is there and what better way to see your city than on foot.
Why Western? Will picked it because it is the longest and straightest street that runs north/south in LA. (Second only to Sepulveda in length, but Sepulveda isn’t nearly so arrow-like.)
How long will it take? Average speed is about 3 mph and with rest stops and refueling breaks, we estimate between 9 and 10 hours. The actual number of miles is approximately 28 if you go all they way to the ocean. We will probably end around mile 26 in either Friendship Park or Bogdanovich Park.
We will post more info as we get nearer to the date, but if you want to join us, please comment and let us know. Even if you wanted to join us for just part of the walk, that would be great too.
Get your shoes broken in, buy some serious sport socks and start training!