Only in L.A. — the things you see when you’re riding




Saw this over the weekend in Century City, and went back today with a camera hoping it would still be there.

I don’t know if I’m more surprised to learn that Bob Marley is alive and well and living near USC, or that he now looks like Barack Obama. But just in case this actually works, did I ever mention that I look just like…uh…um…some famous celebrity?

No, really. I swear.


Bicycle Fixation rides the city’s newest bikeway along Culver Boulevard — or is it just another attempt to thin the herd? Burbank businesses hold a bike tour to encourage cycling, while the city council decrees cyclists must yield to walkers on the now ironically named Chandler Bikeway. Portland cyclists complain about a plan to build a bikeway with a freeway for a roof. Bicyclists in Main may soon have to stop for school buses. You thought the L.A.P.D.’s former policy of ticketing unlicensed cyclists bad — Norfolk police have agreed to stop seizing and selling bikes without a license. Finally, courtesy of Streetsblog, comes this story of a cyclist hit by a dead body thrown from a passing car. And I thought I’d had everything thrown at me…


  1. Will Campbell says:

    Hmmmmm…. “Bob Marley” apparently looks more Michael Jacksonian over near USC (via Losanjealous blog):

  2. EL CHAVO! says:

    For the record, you see those things as a pedestrian as well. 😉

    • bikinginla says:

      Absolutely. I pity those people who rely on motorized transport; they miss out on the real flavor of the city. Given the choice, I’ll take two feet or two wheels any day.