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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
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2018 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
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2018
     
    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
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2018 edited
     
    So here's the problem.
    June 27, 2008 / bikinginla

    Thanks for 10 years of good deeds and significant contributions, Ted.
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    LeBron James likes to bike to work. We tested his route — and it’s dangerous
    Ellis Simani, Javier Panzar and Mark Potts July 9, 2018 sandiegouniontribune.com
    LeBron James made headlines in 2012 by biking from his Coconut Grove home to a Miami Heat game. If he wants to pedal to work as a Laker, it will take significantly more time, and could put him at risk of hurting both himself and the team’s playoff chances next year.
    A Times reporter strapped on video cameras and rode one possible route recommended by Google Maps to give readers a sense of the journey King James might take to Staples Center from his Brentwood neighborhood. Though direct, the route followed several busy streets, many of which had no bike lanes.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2018
     
    Old Knotty Buoy:LeBron James likes to bike to work. We tested his route — and it’s dangerous
    Ellis Simani, Javier Panzar and Mark Potts July 9, 2018 sandiegouniontribune.com
    LeBron James made headlines in 2012 by biking from his Coconut Grove home to a Miami Heat game. If he wants to pedal to work as a Laker, it will take significantly more time, and could put him at risk of hurting both himself and the team’s playoff chances next year.
    A Times reporter strapped on video cameras and rode one possible route recommended by Google Maps to give readers a sense of the journey King James might take to Staples Center from his Brentwood neighborhood. Though direct, the route followed several busy streets, many of which had no bike lanes.


    I have to ride Ventura Blvd during the week. You really have to control the lane to survive.

    We do have beautiful bike paths that go nowehere through. Very pretty,
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2018
     
    You really have to choose your job and your home with the bike commute in mind. It's what any reasonable person would do.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2018
     
    Shady John:You really have to choose your job and your home with the bike commute in mind. It's what any reasonable person would do.


    Landing a decent job at 61 years old is nearly impossible. I will end up living within a reasonable bike commute, even though that means a more expensive place.
    • CommentAuthoreaton
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2018
     
    I feel for you. I retired at 55 from a local government job in 2014 and the only job I could find was in Chula Vista. I spent 30 months there before getting a job downtown. Still 75 mile per day commute but the Coaster makes it a lot easier.

    Good luck.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2018
     
    Gustavo Dudamel
    Anyone recognize this cyclist?
    Anyone recognize this venue?
    Hint: The cyclist works here.
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    I didn't recognize the bicyclist but certainly recognize the venue; the Walt Disney Concert Hall. After a little digging on Google it turns out the bicyclist is Gustavo Dudamel, a Venezuelan conductor and violinist. He is the music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    LA Phil
    Sunday, September 30, 2018: Join the LA Phil for a FREE celebration with hundreds of musicians, artists, dancers, family activities, and more! Be part of this history-making event as the LA Phil kicks off its Centennial season with an epic festival showcasing L.A.’s creative spirit, with 1800 musicians, artists, and dancers coming together to perform at the festival’s six hubs and along the eight-mile route itself. And that’s not all – the evening ends with a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl, where Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and welcome very special guests – including Katy Perry, Herbie Hancock, Kali Uchis, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and more to the Bowl stage.


    People ride past the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry.

    LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia: Celebrate LA!
    September 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    On Sunday, September 30th, 2018, CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Phil and Community Arts Resources (CARS) and clearing the roadways between Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood, transforming them into an auto-free zone where you can walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander however you like! Six hubs along the route will feature art, food trucks, screen-printing, kid-friendly fun, and dancing, as well as live music from LA’s best musicians. Think of it as an eight-mile free space saved just for you – do with it what you will!
    All rail service will be operational for that weekend:
    Coaster Service Alerts
    MetroLink



    L.A. Phil Is Celebrating 100 Years with a Massive Birthday Party Bike Ride
    Brittany Martin July 12, 2018 lamag.com
    In honor of a century of making music in L.A., L.A. Phil 100 x CicLAvia’s Celebrate L.A. is taking over the city for a massive birthday party on September 30, 2018. They’ll be setting up an eight-mile route from the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown to the Hollywood Bowl, with performances and activities all along the way.

    Starting at 9 a.m., audience members can drop in anywhere along the route. There will be free, ticketless performances going on at six “hubs” along the stretch: Grand Park, MacArthur Park, Koreatown, Melrose, Hollywood, and then the Bowl itself. Almost all of the hubs are located near Metro stops if you prefer to hop between them that way, rather than walking or biking the entire stretch.

    From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hollywood Bowl will be open to all as one of the hub locations. After that, it’ll close briefly to prepare for the night’s climactic concert, L.A. Phil 100 at the Bowl. That event, which is free but does require claiming advance tickets (an online lottery for ticket distribution will open August 20), is set to feature Katy Perry, Kali Uchis, Herbie Hancock, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and Gustavo Dudamel conducting the L.A. Phil.