But this year a handful of action sports heroes took it a step further -- despite clear warnings not to. Former pro skater Cindy Whitehead and photographer husband Ian Logan decided to capture her enjoying a cruise on the Carmageddon II-closed freeway.
Lucky for Whitehead, she wasn't arrested or cited:
CBS Los Angeles got the story from the Hermosa Beach couple. Whitehead was videotaped rocking her old-school-style Tailtap deck on lanes normally clogged with traffic. She told the station:
We just thought it would be a really iconic photograph to make.
Later last night CBS2 also found a handful of younger skaters who had photos of themselves enjoying the unpopulated concrete jungle on Sunday.
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The CHP stated "a lost couple from Europe" and "a bride and groom out for a stroll" were caught entering the 405 illegally; CBS2 says seven people total, including an inline skater, were cited Sunday.
Photos of Whitehead's journey, under the title "F*** Camargeddon," were posted here.
Enjoy, because you'll probably never see anything like it again.