Grab a seat belt and let's get going. 

This is about The Ride. Our collective ride in a city built to keep us apart. And how UBER and Lyft, like needles, sewing us together. Along the way, I discovered how we all got separated in the first place. 

There's water back there if you need it. You can charge your --

Hey, seatbelt! Yes, in the back seat. It's a $162 ticket for YOU, not me and we're not going anywhere without it. 


Cool. Now, if there's a route you prefer, let me know. Otherwise, I'm gonna start back at the end of 2014, cut through some alleys of the last 3 years and get us to present day as soon as possible, so...

Scroll down to the bottom and let's begin with my very first ride: 



November 28, 2014

“I am not putting the place down, but living here can hollow one out. It is a hungry stranger of a city that fascinates, attracts, horrifies and repels minute to minute. It allows one to live in it for years and never feel like they have lived here for any period of ti...

November 21, 2014

“Kiko, it’s Jon with UBER.”

“Where are you?” Her Japanese accent sounds almost Chinese, it’s so aggressive.

“I’m on Club Drive. There’s no exact address.”

“I’m on Shelby!”

“Is that where you dropped the pin, Kiko?”

“I don’t know! I meet you at Papa John, okay?”

Drive away, J...

November 14, 2014

“I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence,

October 27, 2014

Saturday. 10:32 pm

Driving weekend nights. Making good money. 5 Star Rating. No one’s thrown up in my car. Good stuff.

Weekend nights in L.A. are like radio stations :

7:00pm-9:00pm is all “KIIS FM" thumpa-thumpa-thumpa, everybody “sup-broh’ing” and "high-fiving” for the...

October 1, 2014

My first ride and something's wrong already...

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