Author Archives: grrlyrida

Bike to Work Day!

It’s not often that baking and biking come together in one event. Last week’s bike pitstop for Bike to Work Week was a perfect example. The last two years I’ve volunteered to bake bagels for a LACBC bike pitstop. This … Continue reading

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Chandler Bikeway

After going to an appointment in the Valley, Google Maps indicated that there’s a protected bikeway less than a mile away. Instead of jumping on the Red line like I usually do, I went on an adventure to check out … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

I don’t know when it happened, but Challah became my most requested bread around Easter. Italian Catholic, Central American Catholics and Catholics/Buddhists ask for Challah during Easter. It started with my sister’s mother-in-law, who is Jewish. I baked some for … Continue reading

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Soup Up Your Ride as a Grocery Getter

Originally posted on Shop by Bike:
When people think of bicycling for practical reasons, bike commuting usually comes to mind first. But since work commutes are often the longest trips we make all week, it may make more sense to…

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It started with this tweet. The 9:00 ride and the 9:30 ride blended into one as they left at the same time. Colin Bogard of LACBC led nearly 40 bicyclists from Silverlake’s Polka Dot Park to Mid-Wilshire near CicLAvia’s western terminus. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Biking

When we say run errands it usually doesn’t involve running or any physical activity other than getting in our car driving for 1 mile for this errand and then driving another 2 miles for another errand. It usually involves waiting in line … Continue reading

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Errands by Bike plus Active Shopping Thai Style

Trendy clothing shops, the latest desired restaurants and bakeries line 3rd Street in Mid-City LA. There’s always the opportunity to spy a casually coiffed celebrity purchasing coffee or lunching at outdoor seating. Despite this illusion of a covetable locale, looking … Continue reading

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