Archive for March 2011
I hate the rain. But I went out today. I had to drop off a couple overdue books so I thought I would bring my camera, walk the long way to the library, and see how everybody else was dealing with it. It was fun to see different people’s umbrellas, improvised umbrellas, and those without any rain protection, especially if they had expensive looking clothes on and were running to stay dry.
A couple people expressed discomfort with me taking photos of them, which is normal. But this time, instead of ignoring them, I engaged them, explained what I was doing, and in some cases, showed them some photos. The response was all positive.
Hern, one of the race organizers
You know you’ve had a history of great events when lots of people show up to race and ride in the rain in Los Angeles at 4am. You can’t get Angelinos out in the rain for shit. We like being in the rain like cats like being wet. That being said, the Wolfpack Hustle LA Marathon Crash Race 2 was a wild success.
The entry fee was zero, the race started at 4am, and the prize was a pair of dog tags. It followed the mostly closed 26.1 mile LA Marathon route from Silver Lake/Downtown to Santa Monica. There weren’t any cute numbers to pin on your shirt, no one was waiting at the finish with your time, and no one remembered what place you got unless you were first.
It was really fun to mob around LA for 26 miles and always see a cyclist nearby. Thanks again to Hern, Roadblock, everybody else that help put this ride together, the sponsors, and of course, the participants.
Here are the results according to Wolfpack Hustle’s twitter, “JTR Geared . . . and Craig AZ Men’s fixed. AZ swept 1, 2, and 3 in fixed division.” The women’s results are still under review.
JTR is John the Roadie. And wow, Arizona killed it on fixed. I believe those are the first dog tags to leave LA . . .
As always, click the photos to see more photos, 32 in all.
103 E. 7th St.
Downtown LA 90014
My mom came to town for a weekend from the rural Midwest. She was blown away by LA. I took three photos of her while she was here.
Funny how they line up like that.
Favorite moment? In a shoe store the guy tried to guess where she was from and said, “Italia.” LOL.
Thinking about my family makes me feel fortunate. I love you mom!
36 photos in all. Click on any of the above photos to go directly to the entire set.