Tag Archives: bicycling

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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Active Shopping

Even though I’ve worked as a chef, food shopping is right up there with cleaning the toilet. To get through it, I’d invite friends along hoping they’d distract me from the onerous chore and I could get in and out … Continue reading

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Unequal Access

  “Power concedes nothing without a demand. Never did and it never will.” –Frederick Douglas In 1965 African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama walked across the Edmund Pettus bridge to protest for equal access to jobs, housing, citizenship and to be … Continue reading

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A mini Ciclavia–The Hollywood Half Marathon

Every street closure is an opportunity to me.  When I run errands while riding my bike I seek them out, watching for warnings about upcoming street closures. Marathons, half marathons, cancer walks and street repairs–all are ripe for street closures. … Continue reading

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Every Lane is a Bike Lane

A few years back when Los Angeles began to paint sharrows on streets, I remembered the excitement when they put paint on the ground for Fountain Avenue, affectionately known as Fountain Freeway or &@!%ing Fountain. I was elated with the … Continue reading

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Rowena’s on a Diet–New bike lanes on Rowena Blvd.

I received an email from Alek Bartrosouf of the LA County Bike Coalition stating that Rowena Blvd., one of the more notorious stretches of fast moving traffic in Silverlake, had undergone a road diet.  Anytime I hear the word diet … Continue reading

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