Bike in LA? No problem…

Via on Oct 23, 2009

(If you have Google Maps on your iPhone).

This morning I biked (on green buddy Scott Badenoch’s mountain bike, no less) from Hollywood Hills to Venice Beach for my live @greenopolis interview. It was fun, healthy, sunny—a great way to get to know this vast, lovely, ugly, diverse, rich, poor, magnificently visual city. Biking is still, sadly, rather unheard of in LA, at least for hour long trips. There’s few bike lanes, some pushy bad mannered car drivers and bus drivers—still, it was a real pleasure. iPhone in hand with Google maps, it’s easy.

Here’s the first bike lane I’ve seen in my whole week here—such a rare sight I had to take a photo of it.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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6 Responses to “Bike in LA? No problem…”

  1. [...] re our Walk the Talk Show, whoot, and went to Ojai for a wonderful yoga program. In between I biked all about LA, easier than you think (tho you get hella sweaty as you’ll see in below vid, [...]

  2. joni says:

    hey waylon — i guess i missed you seeing you along the bike path during your visit to LA :(

    and were you really biking barefoot, or did you just take your shoes off for the photo? either way, i have no idea why…

  3. Mike Smith says:

    Waylon,

    Thanks for sharing these pics. Felt like I went a little journey with you!

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