Baroques: Bicycle

Boneshaker.

Not too much longer for Thereabouts!

“We’ve got a beautiful sport, don’t take it to seriously.”

Watch it…HERE!

Everyone involved with this film, thank you! Made my day!

Bike People Matter…

and Jeff knows how to treat them right!

Thanks for making this happen Bicycle Space!

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Los Angeles with Jen Abercrombie and Pretty Damned Fast!

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How long have you have you been riding in LA?

I started riding in 2006, after I saw a documentary about the AIDS Lifecycle Ride, which travels from San Francisco to LA and raises money and awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS. It looked like fun, but I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was a kid. Whoever said “it’s just like riding a bike” was mistaken. I bought a bike and had to teach myself to ride it in an empty parking lot. I rode that first bike, a Surly Cross Check that was probably too big for me, 545 miles from San Francisco to LA with almost no training. It was so uncomfortable that it kind of put me off riding for awhile after that. I rode that bike casually for 5 years until I got a better-fitting road bike and really fell in love with cycling.

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What do you wish people knew about cycling in LA? What makes it different than other places you’ve cycled in?

No one else needs to know any more about cycling in LA. LA Sucks For Cycling, right? Jokes aside, we have a lot of hills here, which some people might not expect. Despite the sprawl of our city and the intense car culture, I find it pretty bikeable. We’ve got some good infrastructure, but we’ve still got a long way to go. I’m optimistic about the proposed Mobility Plan 2035, which adds miles of protected bike lanes throughout the city over the next 20 years, although it’s gotten a lot of opposition from some City Council members. The conversation about cycling as a viable mode of transportation is finally happening in a car-centric city.

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