Most folks know me around here because of what’s between my legs. And by that irresistible attention-getter of an opening line I am of course talking about the BICYCLE I so often ride around town.
Anyway and ahem, while group bike rides, such as last weekend’s “8 Presidents Ride,” are something I enjoy organizing and doing, I’m occasionally known to get in touch with my pedestrian side and go for some pretty monumentally long walks — these in addition to Franklin Avenue blogger Mike Schneider’s always awesome Great LA Walks.
In 2006 with Don and Lisl, two other intrepid and like-minded LA Metblog-reading crazies, I set out from Union Station and walked Sunset Boulevard 25 miles all the way to where it ends at Gladstone’s on Pacific Coast Highway
Then in October 2008 I was joined by friend and fellow Metblogger Julia, along with friends David, Jeff and Amanda and walked the 28 miles of Western Avenue from its beginning in Hollywood to its end at the San Pedro cliffs overlooking the sea.
So I told you all that to tell you that my next in a semi-irregular mostly biannual series of silly walks is scheduled to take place on the sixth day of the appropriately named month of March — and will be a far less WTF-inducing distance of 15 miles (tentative route map) that starts and ends at Hoover and Jefferson and whose route will stick primarily to Jefferson and Adams boulevards across the interesting neighborhoods they traverse and will include an ascent to take in the spectacular panoramic views afforded by the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park.
Even better: since the shorter distance means we don’t have to get stepping at the crackadawn, the walk will get moving at a far more civilized hour of 10 a.m. Hope you can join me.