Bicycle Fixation Weblog

Wednesday, October 29th
Offsite Blogging CXCII
On Orange 20's blog this week I tout information as the Silver Bullets that will quell the reactionary vampires…or so we hope.

And at Flying Pigeon LA, I ponder the souls, if any, of the those scofflaw motorists who blast their horns at drivers ahead of them when they happen to be letting pedestrians finish crossing, saying in effect, Kill 'Em Already; Can't You See I'm Waiting?

And right here at Bicycle Fixation I apologize for not posting much of our own content lately. The business and the household—which are one and the same—are suffering a cashflow crisis which has me scrambling for other sources of income, as the recession has still not lifted for the bike fashion business that subsidizes this website.

If you don't have a hankering for fine dressy woolen bike clothes, maybe you could help out by purchasing my collection of essays on cycling, urban development, transportation in general, and the difficulties of keeping civilization on an even keel. You will find a description of the book, and links to the various marketplaces from which it is available, by clicking on its title: Our Own Day Here.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:49:43 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, October 22nd
Offsite Blogging CXCI
We use Orange 20's blog this week to notify the good folks of the North Figueroa corridor that they can Make It Happen on October 23rd in NELA at a meeting of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council's transportation committee.

While at Flying Pigeon LA I note that, despite the counterpoint of car addicts, The Beat Goes On, and that it's the famous "different drummer" setting the pace nowadays.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:25:03 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, October 15th
Offsite Blogging CXC
In Orange 20's post this week, we urge you to Join the Matrix—not the computer fantasy world, but the wild mix of bike advocacy orgs in Los Angeles.

And we need them, too, as pointed out on Flying Pigeon LA, where I note that Shakespeare Nailed it when he said that "one can smile and smile and be a villain."

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:19:28 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, October 8th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXIX
This week on the Orange 20 site, writing as "The Hub," I post a short report on last Sunday's CicLAvia: Echo to East, which I pedaled early, before the heat and the crowds.

Then, on Flying Pigeon LA's blog, I talk about the delightful surprise at yesterday's BPIT meeting, one that gave me hope that maybe LADOT will see some From the Top Down reform over the next few years.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:40:38 -0800 [link]  

Sunday, October 5th
BF Editor's e-Book
My recently-published e-book, Our Own Day Here, has now garnered its second review, by Seattle cycling icon Kent Peterson, and of course you can read it on his blog by clicking here. He includes a link to the book's Amazon page for Kindle users, but the book is available for Nook, Kobo, and Apple devices as well, via links on my portfolio site.

But you don't need a special e-reader to read the book; all of the sales sites (except Apple) offer apps that will let you read it on a computer, tablet, or phone. And the Smashwords site also offers a PDF version for those who prefer to keep it basic.

I'm also very happy that Empty Mirror Books has published an excerpt—a complete essay, making for a nice sample—on its own website here.

And we're only a few weeks away from a print-on-demand paper edition, which I will of course announce on this blog once it is ready.

Our Own Day Here explores the perils and pleasures of urban culture, with an emphasis on transportation, especially—of course!—bicycling. With a bit of politics and economics thrown in to spice things up. You just might like it very much….

Richard Risemberg on Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:57:14 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, October 2nd
Offsite Blogging CLXXXVIII
Orange 20 Bikes this week's presents A Season of Disrespect, starring, o f course, council member Gil Cedillo!

And Flying Pigeon finds LA at Loose Ends over its (slowly) growing bikeways network.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:01:30 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, September 24th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXVII
This week Flying Pigeon LA posts a call for locals in NE Los Angeles to attend the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council meeting at which rogue City Council Member Gil Cedillo will continue his efforts to block the North Figueroa road diet. See details on North Fig Needs You.

While at Orange 20 Bikes we take solace in the knowledge that Yes, There's Good News Too, and follow up with The Bicycle Chain: a Primer.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:37 -0800 [link]  

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