Because after all, if you can't park your bike safely when you get there, you aren't going to pedal there, are you?
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:40:29 -0800 [link]
PCH is nearly impossible to cross without a signal or a bridge at most times of the day, so this is a valuable link between Santa Monica's clifftop Palisades and the beach. (There's also a bike/ped tunnel at Santa Monica Canyon to the north; south of the pier PCH turns inland and merges into Highway 10, and the cliffs diminish to nothing, so access is easy.
Richard Risemberg on Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:36:09 -0800 [link]
At Orange 20 Bikes, I look at good news in El Segundo, and bad news on Larchmont Boulevard, in As It Happens. (Sorry, no link; the post was lost in a server migration.).
While at Flying Pigeon LA, I focus on Larchmont Revisited, as the bad news gets marginally worse.
But we'll see what we can do to make it better…eventually.
Richard Risemberg on Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:56:17 -0800 [link]
Okay, that's not quite what Johnny Cochran said, but it applies here….
I was picking up some foam for a non-bike project, and the price was good so I got a little extra. But then it wouldn't fit into my pannier, at least not without more folding and squashing than I felt up to there on Maple Street downtown.
At first I considered putting my arms through the bag loops as if it were a knapsack…but the weather was too warm for that sort of thing.
Then I looked down and saw that I could just cross the loops bandolier-style on my saddle and let the bag itself rest on the luggage rack. After all, it needed to last only seven miles.
The material is thin (and will be recycled, by the way), so it was perfectly comfortable, and the package arrived at home undamaged. Could easily have lasted twenty miles.
Looked stupid, but I didn't care. It got the job done!
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:54:20 -0800 [link]
And at Flying Pigeon LA, I ponder why bike counts are left to volunteers on streetcorners two days a year, while cars are counted thoroughly, automatically, and at great length all over town; read Clipboards vs Robots for details.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:30:31 -0800 [link]
This week on Orange 20's blog I review how the county's smaller cities have Los Angeles Surrounded by better bike infrastructure than the dominant town of the region has managed to come up with.
Then at Flying Pigeon LA I wonder What Is a Hater to Do? now that bicycling is becoming ever more widespread and…well, normal.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:58:24 -0800 [link]
Muse has excellent coffee and teas, good pastries, and absolutely superb vegetarian and vegan entrées, from scrambles to wraps and sandwiches to chili and more. It's one of our regular places.
There will be an opening on Friday September 6th, from 8:00PM to 9:30PM (or later if we feel good!), and fellow cyclist John Vu of Hungry Beat will be spinning vintage sounds for the evening.
By the way, the place is bike-friendly, with racks available on both 8th and next door on La Brea (in front of The Little Bar, whose owner Angelo is a friend of both ours and Muse owner Jennifer).
So drop by, say hi, enjoy some great food and music, and maybe even look at my pictures....
See you there.
Richard Risemberg on Tue, 03 Sep 2013 03:28:04 -0800 [link]