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    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2018
     
    bikingbill,
    Maybe stop by Tangs on Mar 18 for Marathon Crash Ride 2018?
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1722108178080213/
    Have to get there early!

    Remember, the dog tags should stay in LA:
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2018
     
    Been riding (Brompton) in LA (The Valley) during the week for over a month now.

    This allows me to avoid driving (use the trains to get here) and to stay in decent AirBnB's.

    Some observations.

    1. You can ride Ventura Blvd. but I recommend lane control and a rear view mirror. I haven't had any punishment-passes or honking so far,

    2. There are nice side streets (in the hills and north of Ventura Blvd.

    3. Parts of LA river have paths (dirt) that are no problem even on the 16" Brompton wheels. Wish they had this all over, would make a great bikeway.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2018
     
    This beautiful bike path along the LA River in Studio City dead ends into a pile of mud and chain link fences.



    I ended up climbing a fence and pulling the Brompton over it. There's more of this nonsense along the river. Paths that just end. Why spend the $$$ on this and do that?

    (note the path was just east of Coldwater Canyon)
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2018
     
    The climb to where I am staying is a little steep. I did it on a Brompton M6L with about 20 lbs of clothing and gear in the bike bag and a backpack.

    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2018
     
    An Open Letter to LA Mayor Garcetti
    https://www.purecycles.com/blogs/bicycle-news/an-open-letter-to-la-mayor-garcetti
    Michael Fishman| April 23, 2018
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
     
    Storm City Hall for safer streets on May 18th...
    http://bikinginla.com/2018/05/02/morning-links-storm-city-hall-for-safer-streets-on-bike-to-work-day-and-killer-kalamazoo-driver-convicted-of-murder/
    "It’s my intention to give the mayor and every member of the council a copy of Profiles in Courage and Do The Right Thing, and see if they get the message."
    May 2, 2018 / bikinginla
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    An open letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council of Los Angeles #CrashCityHall
    http://bikinginla.com/2018/05/18/an-open-letter-to-mayor-eric-garcetti-and-city-council-of-los-angeles/
    "We live in a city where for too long, the movement of motor vehicles has been prioritized over the safety and movement of human beings."
    May 18, 2018 / bikinginla