Highland Park cyclist Ryan Bowen bikes to Obama’s inauguration!

This story caught my eye first because I was impressed by Ryan’s indisputable bad-assedness, but then I noticed something else on the “About” page of his website. First, the gist: 22-year-old Oxy grad & HIghland Park resident Ryan Bowen left LA on Dec. 2 with the goal of touching down in DC by January 20. It’s ambitious, crazy, cool and not without its dangers, but a recent LA Times story catches up with him at the Continental Divide on Dec 18, where he was in good spirits, carb-loading at a roadside cafe.

Here‘s the story.

So why, then, would anyone launch “brazen personal attacks aimed at denouncing Ryan’s character and integrity”…? That quote is from the About page on Ryan’s website (read it in full here), written by the webmaster in defense of Ryan and his ride. Can anyone tell me why someone would have a problem with what Ryan is doing? Am I missing something?

4 thoughts on “Highland Park cyclist Ryan Bowen bikes to Obama’s inauguration!”

  1. Reeeeeeeeeally weird. I did a google of “Ryan Bowen” and now I’m wondering if there’s a case of mistaken identity being that there’s a professional basketball player named Ryan Bowen on the New Orleans Hornets… you know how rabid sports fans can be?

  2. Yeah, no one’s piped up and I’m quite sure we get a fair amount of readership from the cycling community, so I hopefully am safe in drawing the conclusion that, in fact, no one actually could take issue with this guy’s gutsy journey-of-a-lifetime. Rock on, Ryan!!!

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