Bicycle Fixation Weblog

Wednesday, November 19th
Offsite Blogging CXCV
This week Orange 20 Bikes presents a collaborative post, written in part by little ol' me, advising all to Crank It Up for Cranksgiving! (And if you don't know what that is, we explain....)

Meanwhile, Flying Pigeon LA shows us how Carfree Cargo carrying shows us how you can in fact live here without a car.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:32:34 -0800 [link]  

On Paper Now!
E-books are a wonderful new way to make literature more accessible to more people, but, let's face it, unless you have a good dedicated e-book reader, it's much more satisfying (and easier on the eyes) to read on paper. And so, we now have my collection of urban essays, "Our Own Day Here," available in a cozy little pocketbook edition produced by Same great cover, same fine words, same provocative urban rants, and a good touch of humor now and then.

And you can buy it right now at!

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:59:36 -0800 [link]  

Monday, November 17th
Bicycle Fixation Merino on Sale till December 22nd!
With winter and the holidays creeping ever nearer, we've decided to put our merino wool items on sale at 25% off.

Our New Urban Jersey, which can serve through three seasons as a single garment, a light jacket, or a mid layer, normally $135.00, is available now for only $99.00. This is the non-hoodie variant of our famous Four Season Jersey, whose praises you can read by clicking here.

And our Merino V-Neck T-Shirt, which I wear on nearly every ride year-round, has been reduced from $75.00 to just $56.25.

These prices are good until the day after the Winter Solstice, December 22nd. And we ship all domestic orders via Priority Mail, so you'll receive them within three days anywhere in the USA.

Pure merino goodness, with wool imported by us directly from New Zealand.

Richard Risemberg on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:25:28 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, November 12th
Offsite Blogging CXCIV
This week's Orange 20 post offers Neighborhood Councils: a Primer, while this week's Flying Pigeon post shows a neighborhood council in action, Getting Friendly on the "FriendlyRide."

Which is our best hope for getting LA to grow up and become a city already....

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:39:47 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, November 5th
Offsite Blogging CXCIII
If you like the idea of engaging in Advocacy…with Cookies, get yourself over to the Friendly Ride through Hollywood this Sunday; details courtesy of Orange 20 Bikes.

Meanwhile, take a look at Flying Pigeon LA for an idea of what the Dance of the Dinosaurs that was our last election might mean for LA County cycling.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:37:53 -0800 [link]  

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]  

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