Well, I wanted to live in a more exciting neighborhood.
Friday night, the sirens on the streets and news helicopters hovering above Hollywood signaled something big was up; as it turned out, LA real estate investor Kameron Segal was shot while sitting in his Rolls Royce, just blocks from out new apartment.
Fortunately, he’s expected to survive.
To make matters more interesting, the shooter was riding a bike, described variously as a 10-speed or racing bike.
Evidently, no one involved has ever heard of a road bike.
Or maybe seen a bike in the last 30 years.
The Times examines the political conflict over the cancelled North Figueroa road diet and bike lanes, asking if it’s better to aggressively confront an elected official or work quietly behind the scenes.
Personally, I’d suggest all of the above, thank you.
In a video that’s gone viral around the world, Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett commanders a police bike to celebrate the Seahawk’s come-from-behind victory on Sunday to secure a spot in the Super Bowl.
Naturally, the Taiwanese animation is just a little more dramatic.
Correction: I initially misidentified the animation as coming from Japan, when it’s clearly identified as Taiwan on the YouTube page. Thanks to James for the correction.
The LA Weekly suggests a cheaper, and possibly better, way to patch LA’s crumbling streets.
Long Beach homeowners complain a new pedestrian path paralleling the beachfront bike path is too damn close to their homes.
You’re invited to ride with the Milt Olin Foundation and Yield to Life on February 22nd.
A Laguna letter writer says it’s those damn cyclists that make the streets unsafe, not all those angelic, law-abiding drivers. Well, okay then.
Back-in parking is much safer for cyclists and drivers — and so easy an 80-year old could do it.
Ten new bike infrastructure projects will be coming to the Bay Area this year.
Oakland rallies support for that bike rider who was robbed of his wallet after being hit by a truck; it’s worth noting the driver had his stolen, as well.
Natomas volunteers build bikes for 50 kids in honor of Martin Luther King day.
A Fresno-area man is arrested for threatening people with a knife while riding his bike inside a market. And mothers everywhere were proven right when his face did freeze like that.
City Lab looks at the problems associated with Biking While Black.
NPR says food bikes are crowding into food trucks’ turf.
A Portland company has developed a $50 bike counter that could revolutionize bike planning; LADOT should order a thousand or so.
That hit-and-run Baltimore bishop has checked into rehab after posting $2.5 million bond; these days, that’s the first resort of a scoundrel.
A German cyclist receives a $21 million settlement for the life-changing injuries he suffered when he was hit by a truck in Virginia while on a tour of the East Coast.
A representative of the Bike League sees first hand just how bike friendly Southwest Florida isn’t.
That UK van driver caught on video attacking a cyclist turns himself in to police, but the victim declines to press charges.
A British teacher quits his job to go on a 5,000 mile bike tour of Europe.
Even in The Netherlands, a driver flees the scene after running down eight bike riding teenage girls from behind, sending two to the hospital.
An Aussie cycling fan channels his inner superhero, preventing an inflatable arch from collapsing while using his other hand to catch a bike that was knocked off a team car.
Cadel Evans retires as Australia’s greatest ever pro cyclist.
The bikelash is in full effect Down Under, as a news columnist tells cyclists to get off their high horses since there was this one woman who got hurt when she evidently stepped out in front of a bike — never mind how many cyclists are hit by cars every day. And get off our tall bikes would seem more appropriate.
Pubic enemy #1: A Florida woman crashes her car while shaving her genitals on the way to meet her boyfriend — with her ex-husband holding the steering wheel, no less. Ride a penny farthing in Bagdad by the Bay and the local weekly will call the cops on you; bet that doesn’t happen when Jay Leno takes one of his antique cars out for a spin.