Bike People Matter…

and Jeff knows how to treat them right!

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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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Whitney Ford-Terry: Escape from LA!

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For one week last October this Wagon Station was my home and base camp for a series of exhibition expeditions in and around California’s high desert. Inspired by the remoteness of the The Encampment and its odd proximity to the third largest city in North America, I decided to plan a bike tour starting in downtown Los Angeles that would take me to various sites in Angeles National Forest and the Mojave Desert to explore the relationships between urban and rural spaces.

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Fuck Yeah! Walter Skrzypek!

Fall Creek Outfitters!

The Cub House opens Tomorrow!

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This Saturday on Dec. 5th from 5-9pm we will be hosting our opening party here at #TheCubHouse! The new @ridewithringtail jerseys will be unveiled in-store (Say Whaaat!), along with lots of other surprises! We have also filled the shop with some of our favorite brands (check them tags!) and are kicking things off with some music, @bicyclecoffeela & snacks from @100tacos. If you are in town & like to high 5…then come on out! We will also have a very limited number of Cub House prints with the above art by @gquon available (in-store only)…Hope to see lots of smiling faces :) #itsnotabikeshop

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