Category Archives: Still Pedaling : Or Adventures in Bicycling

Ciclavia

Ciclavia. A beloved (by some) LA tradition in which the city shuts down some of its major streets and turns them over to cyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders, and other non-motorized-vehicle users for their enjoyment.  Often accompanied by vendors, activities, live music, … Continue reading

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Hiking and Cycling Along the LA River

  I started reading The Dovekeepers last night, and being set in ancient Jerusalem, it has quickly reminded me of the magic to be found in the natural world.  A magic I want to see and experience every day. A … Continue reading

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Cycling And Crazy Cops

As a cyclist in Los Angeles, I encounter any number of hazards.  Poorly maintained streets – I have skirted around potholes big enough to swallow both Artemis and I!  Rude, crazy, and sometimes-just-plain-stupid drivers.  Self-absorbed pedestrians who are not watching … Continue reading

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My First Bike Accident

I bought my beloved Artemis in February 2012.  I had resolved that new year to find a way to incorporate exercise into my daily life – sans a gym membership – and bicycling seemed like a novel way to go.  … Continue reading

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Bicycle Challenge: The Long Ride Home

Enough existential worrying.  It is time to get back into the everyday world.  Focus my attention on something else. Like riding my bike all the way home from work. That’s right.  Saturday, May 31, 2014 was it.  The day I … Continue reading

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Bicycle Bitchin’s #2: The Honkers

  No matter what existential crisis I am facing – be it finding the magic in everyday life or tackling the “why” behind depression-fueled Buffy marathons – I do have one amazing constant in my life:  Artemis. Nothing cures existential … Continue reading

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Bicycle Bitchin’s #1: Rude Drivers

Well, so much for Weight Watchers.  I tried!  I really did!  Almost every day this week, I was under my point count.  The only two days I “violated” it was this past Saturday and Sunday. This will teach me to … Continue reading

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