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Thursday, July 21st
Offsite Blogging CCLXXVI
Two views of bikeshare's big debut in downtown Los Angeles this week, from Orange 20 and Flying Pigeon LA.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:32:22 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, July 14th
Offsite Blogging CCLXXV
This week's p0ost on Orange 20 examines LA's Late to the Game entry to the bikeshare universe.

While Flying Pigeon LA ponders, Zero to Vision Zero in…Oh, Who Knows?, as the city announces a series of meetings seeking public input on its plan to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025…while not actually changing anything on the streets, if past performance is any guide. Be there and speak up, so that we don't repeat the past yet again!

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:44:11 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, July 7th
Offsite Blogging CCLXXIV
Orange 20's post this week looks at Breaking Away, Breaking In—away from the bikes-only mindset, and into big-picture politics, to help build a world where bikes are a natural part of daily life.

And at Flying Pigeon LA, Share and Share a Bike looks at July 7th's opening of Metro's new bikeshare program in LA…and wonders whether it will work with so few bikeways in evidence for non-enthusiast users.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:44:04 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, June 30th
Offsite Blogging CCLXXIII
It may come as no surprise by this time that both of today's posts cover Josef Bray-Ali's campaign to replace Gil Cedillo as LA City Council District 1's representative. But the two posts explore very different aspect of the battle. So here they are—read 'em both:

Changing the Universe—Starting Downtown

Carrying the Torch

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:13:15 -0800 [link]  

Saturday, June 25th
Book Review: "The Dust Will Answer"
This time, it's other folks' reviews of one of my books, The Dust Will Answer. It's my debut novel, an urban noir mystery that has nothing to do with bicycles, but a great deal to say about development in Los Angeles at the end of the Seventies, when automobile dependency was baked into the civic structure. Not a bad read, if I do say so myself. And edited by two professional editors I met through cycling.

Today, a new positive review of my debut novel, "The Dust Will Answer," went up on its Amazon page, titled: "Enjoy the Read, at any Speed!

You can read all seventeen reviews, good, great, or indifferent, here.

And, of course, you can order the book, in paperback or Kindle, right on its main Amazon page: https://amzn.com/1312984678

Now's the time to pick up a copy if you haven't already…the sequel's coming out soon!

Richard Risemberg on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:35:16 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, June 23rd
Offsite Blogging CCLXXII
At Orange 20's blog this week, I look at riding in extreme heat, and muse on the connection to Global Warming, which will end up Boiling the Frog if we're not careful—even the frog that doesn't believe in it.

While at Flying Pigeon LA, I'm letting the 'hood know that when Push Comes to Shove, elections that change local history are won by walking door-to-door, and that LA's Safe Streets Champion, Josef Bray-Ali, needs your help to win his district's city council seat.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:23:22 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, June 16th
Offsite Blogging CCLXXI
On Orange 20's blog, I discuss Why You Should Be a Blockhead.

And Flying Pigeon LA finds me exploring how Reality Is So Mean to Liars.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:16:20 -0800 [link]  

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