TBE Episode 161: Cars Parked in Bike Lanes: A Solution, the Joys of Outdoor Cycling, Peloton’s Predicament, and Watts of Watt Talk

Is an app that allows riders to report cars parked in bike lanes a public nuisance or a beneficial tool? We discuss the implications of apps like these, plus a tip on potentially avoiding the cost of medical transportation, a listener question regarding watt measurement, and the future of virtual cycling.
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135: Fixmas in Fullerton, Controversy Surrounding Race Radios in the Peloton, and Virtual Group Rides Becoming More Popular

Issue 155 is released! In this episode we discuss our exploration of the bike friendly areas of Fullerton, followed by a discussion of race radios’ place in the peloton and Romain Bardet’s desire to see them banned. We also touch on the popularity of virtual group rides, how the landscape of bike industry expositions is changing, and another reason not to use Uber.
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The Route: Let’s Ride PV

Rancho Palos Verdes has some of the best coastal cycling in Southern California. Due to its proximity to the coast it’s usually cooler than any inland areas during the summer months. It has relatively light motor vehicle traffic and bike lanes on the busier roads.
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DTLA bikes

The Broad Museum in Los Angeles

The Broad’s first hosted special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors–the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms–will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition when it comes to Los Angeles in 2017.
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Bikes

Breeze Bike Share in Santa Monica Kicks Off This Week

You may be seeing a few bright green bikes on the streets of Santa Monica this weekend, when the Breeze Bike Share program, presented by Hulu, kicks off their exciting launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 12. The bike share program works like this: when you find and/or reserve a bike on the Social Bicycles mobile app, you will receive a pin code that is to be entered on the keypad lock on the bicycle.
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Open Streets

CicLAvia: Open Streets Event In Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles holds the honor of hosting the largest community open-streets event in the United States, and this past month’s 5th anniversary of the event was no different. CicLAvia, a play on the South American tradition of closing streets to cars and only allowing human-powered traffic, brought out bicycles of all shapes and stripes. We saw the standard two wheel, the trusty three wheel, and of course the rare instance of one wheel. No human-powered mode of transportation was denied access, and we saw many paws on the road too. CicLAvia is THE example of how this type of event can be run successfully in a metropolis.
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Cycle Cafe

Rapha Cycle Club to Potentially Open in Los Angeles

In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month” No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides.
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Photograph by: Dan Marker-Moore

L.A. Photographer Clicks and Slices to Create Epic Photographs

Dan Marker-Moore slices elements of his Los Angeles photographs to create one magical piece. He uses a technique called ‘Time-Slicing’. A time-sliced image is a montage of photographs taken over a period of time and then combined to create one cohesive image. As told to City Lab, Marker-Moore says of the process, “Nothing is really frustrating about the process. Going to a remote location high above the city and taking a long break to watch the sunset while the camera takes a picture is great.” His pieces capture the brightness and beauty of the colorful vibrations of Los Angeles.
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