LA’s Carmageddan Roundup

Few events actually shake the fabric of LA. As the Daily Show suggests, if drought, fires, and earthquakes won’t do it closing down a small section of highway will.

JetBlue Airlines thought to get some publicity out of this and is offering flights to from one airport in LA to another for just four dollars. This 3 mile flight will take 45 minuets they say. Not to be outdone a cyclist said that he could beat them to their destination. Never let it be said that bicycle riders are pessimists.

In other news Casey Schreiner, host of the web show “The MMO Report” and G4 TV personality, Is also affected by the cartastrophy. He has the greatest quote in a recent episode, “Hello and welcome to the MMO Report, one of the few places that does not care if they close the 405 or not. Suck it drivers, I have a bike.”

Written by Chris Belsole

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  1. Lots of good information out there about this.

    Also, Google Maps says the two airports are roughly 40 miles apart. I read that the pilot thought they’d make the flight in 14 minutes, but that didn’t count security checks and all that stuff. I also read that by the time the plane took off the cyclists were already almost at the finish line.

    Semi-official times were:
    Bike: 1:34
    Metro/Walk: 1:44
    Rollerblades: 2:40
    Plane/Lost Cabdriver: 2:54

    Yeah, that’s right. Even a guy on Rollerblades beat the plane.

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