Update: Due to a computer failure, BikinginLA will not be updated for now. My apologies.

I’m afraid my laptop died over the weekend. And took with it my abilty to maintain this blog.

So there won’t be any new updates until I can come up with a solution.

My sincere apologies.

Update: Thanks to Danilla, Mark, Vanessa and Jessica for contributing to help me get a new laptop, and to Patti for making the suggestion and Margaret for providing a link to my PayPal account in the comments below. I can’t begin to tell you what you’ve done to restore my faith after a very difficult few days. To say I’m blown away would be a massive understatement.

I have the best readers in the world. You guys amaze me.

Update 2: My earlier update may have given the wrong impression about the amount of money raised so far. While the total is less than $100, I’m just incredibly grateful that anyone would donate their own hard earned money to help me keep up this blog.

In the meantime, I hope to be back online next week with a borrowed pc. Keep your fingers crossed.

Update 4: Thanks to Todd, Michael, Joe, Nicholas and Brian for your contributions. You guys rock.

Update 3: Thanks to Todd and Michael for your contributions.

16 comments

  1. Patti McCluskey-Andre says:

    I am amazed at the work you do and I am willing to chip in some $$ to help with the new computer to continue your good works. You are informative, reflective, motivating and worked as a support group for me and my family. Let’s raise the money to get BIKINGinLA up and running with a new computer. Any ideas out there on how to get this done? I will be the first one to donate.

  2. Margaret says:

    Ted has a PayPal account. Here’s the info from a previous BikinginLA post:

    If anyone else wants to help support my work here on BikinginLA, I’ve set up at PayPal account to accept contributions like hers. You can transfer funds through your PayPal account or major credit card by directing them to bikinginla at hotmail dot com.

  3. Deb says:

    I have an old laptop I don’t use much. I enjoy reading this blog and all the information you share – I would love to help out if I can. At a minimum, I could loan you mine until you can get a new one (which would probably last longer!) Let me know.

    • bikinginla says:

      Thanks Deb. I have a borrowed pc I’m trying to get working right now, but of that doesn’t work out, I may take you up on that.

  4. Or….if you can do the Streetsblog editing for the 5 days in May I emailed you about, we’ll pay up front and you can get a laptop now. Heck, bike over to the house and we can head to the local Staples/Best Buy and just get you a laptop…

  5. boyonabike says:

    Just made a small contribution to help get a fellow blogger back on his feet.

  6. Opus the Poet says:

    I do my blog off of a $200 Chromebook, except when I need to do image manipulation so that the images are of a usable size when I go back to my desktop unit. You might try one yourself.

    • Psy says:

      I gotta second the Chromebook. I do everything blog related on it – even image editing (there is an app for it that is basically Photoshop. Pixl, I think? It’s free too!) and for $250 it can’t be beat.

  7. Vah says:

    I can lend my old chromebook while you are looking for new maybe chromebook or laptop, reading stories and updating blogs with links is best what it can do. let me know

  8. Dave says:

    I made a small donation for whatever you need. I appreciate your work and the job you do for cyclists in LA.

  9. karl says:

    very gritty…

    I don’t often enough surf withotu teh adblocker. I’m so glad though that righ tnow i’ve got no blocker running yet your still add free.

    I think we readers should be able to lease you a rig that would really let your roll using speech recognition etc. to improve your phenominal productivity to decrease it’s cost in time for you.

    I’m talking touch screen etc.

    because keeping you current is all importnat- fo rme i miss the days i didn’t own my own stuff but it just got updated literally every year or so because it was included like carpet in the maintenance budget for an annex for computing.

    unfortunately carpet now comes in removable squares while motherboards are going extinct to be replaced by unimprovable small form factor not just tablets but screens rendered obsolete by there cpu’s- although one promissing low power ‘tablet’ has a hdmi input .. it’s unclear if the touch funciton can be used from outside it’s box though.

    anyway now that your back, i hope, please promote riding silently,slowly, solemnly, as tomorrow it’s here for most places yet again and i didn’t see much about it from you this year yet.

    HOpe that’s my fault and not your failing typewriter economiser- imagine what it must be like to enjoy a typewriter or real dictation and someone else editing! I can’t imagine that at all! I remember putting quarter, endlessly, in them, long ago- but now you can get the very best ones with new ribbons and wheels for a quarter of a dollar at auction.

    i’d love to read someone’s faxed in blog- someone like yours.

    if nobody had helped you type again you might of had to talk to your smart phone and start video blogging- talk about productivity! Google ha that thing i have not tried to let us hang out while you surf us to your sources

    we should all try that once

    anotehr site says people leave it on- all the time, like cashier’s at blockbuster video used to call other stores on the landline speakerphone so when they got robbed they could hear it happening and call 911 remotely and vice versa- not made up! I learne dthis when i overheard some tawdry talk as nobody was in the store it originated from lol

    but now we can all have eyes

    like npr on remote medicien- beset bedside is apparenlty a mile high and g rated these days.

    the silent bike ride you see is without headphones

    even if with helmets for those so gullible

    because for too many of us there is no period

    no real contemplation

    no luck of broken legs letting us lie in bed awake for a bit

    so we accpet teh fatalites however rare

    there rareness is to be rejoiced in- but there toll dwelled on at least in full once ayear

    by all we can delay even

    under police protection

    without bag pipes

    but with them

    on our side

    if only once a year

    on cycles- if motored

    dressed

    loud unfortunately as they circle

    but ready to arrest anyone who won’t let us so attest

    please everybody pedal some as though glum

    believing we can overcome

  10. Patti A says:

    Hope you got McCluskey donation! If not, we will track it on this end! We appreciate you!

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