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01/27/2011: "Not All Are Fearful"
Kids' Bikes in Koreatown, Los Angeles
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Apparently not everyone in LA thinks that kids will be instantly abducted, run down, robbed, or slain if they go out on their own. On the way home from Downtown a couple of weeks ago, i passed by this passel of kid bikes locked up to city racks in Koreatown--and not in a particularly nice part of Koreatown either.

From the evidence, the owners of these bikes are either mostly pre-teens, or abnormally short.

I don't read Korean so have no idea what sort of establishment they are parked by, but it must generate a certain amount of bike traffic to have merited the two racks. I do often see grown-ups riding bikes for travel in Koreatown--not just poor folks either, and not just twentysomethings but middle-aged folks. Maybe a salubrious habit they brought over from home.

A habit that is spreading, however slowly, to spoiled and timid "real" Americans--who have a lot to learn.

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