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Commuters Encouraged To Ditch Car, Bike To Work
CBSLA.com) ^ | May 16, 2013 7:14 AM

Posted on 05/16/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Commuters across the Southland Thursday are being encouraged to ditch their cars in celebration of Bike to Work Day.

The event, which is a part of National Bike Week, is meant to celebrate the power of pedaling as an alternative means of transportation.

There will be free bike checks, drinks and snacks provided throughout several cities at special pit stops.

Those who use Metro as part of their ride to work will be able to take advantage of free rides on DASH and Commuter Express buses. They will also be entered into a contest to win a $700 cycling package from REI.

About 60 retailers will offer discounts to bikers Friday through Sunday.

For more information, visit Metro’s Bike Week LA.


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1 posted on 05/16/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 05/16/2013 10:12:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmm, funny, I have always encouraged low information voters to ditch the Obamadork and go to work.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: BenLurkin

There will also be free rides to the emergency room for those hit by vehicles.

Free referals to attorneys for those robbed and or bike jacked.

Oxygen will be available at the pit stops for those with chronic breathing problems due to ozone injestion or diesal exaust spewing.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 10:18:08 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: BenLurkin

I bicycled to commute on a daily basis for roughly 15 years.

Why did I stop? Texting. It’s too dangerous.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 10:18:42 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: BenLurkin

These people are as crazy as they look and sound. The last thing we need in Houston traffic are a bunch of greenies on bikes going up 288.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 10:20:13 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BenLurkin; shibumi
We should all bike everywhere ping.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 10:21:02 AM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: cuban leaf

Somebody’s going to get rich with an app that sends a text when the light turns green.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: BenLurkin

I used to live 35 miles from my work. That was just my primary office. I had places I might need to go that were 200 miles away when I lived in Orange County. Yeah, good luck with that one, guys.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 10:23:25 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: BenLurkin

So you ride up to the courthouse to fight a ticket, or file a small claims case. A sign says “No camera phones allowed. Please put them in your car.”

Oops.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

I have been trying to ride my bike to work about 3 times a week, up to the point where some knucklehead in a small car rammed my rear wheel and bent it all up. Of course he left.

Hope to have it fixed soon.

Just trying to get some exercise. I have a 10 minute car commute, 30 minutes on a bike. If I didn’t need the exercise...


11 posted on 05/16/2013 10:26:21 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: BenLurkin

12 posted on 05/16/2013 10:29:42 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: BenLurkin
Don't bike to work in Tampa, Fl, you might get killed... people here do not know what an eight sided shaped sign is...

I love biking, but Tampa is not bike friendly!!

13 posted on 05/16/2013 10:36:19 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: BenLurkin

Perhaps we should walk barefoot in chains.

National walk barefoot in chains to work week.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 10:36:56 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: BenLurkin

I would really love to see this proposal in DC.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 10:40:48 AM PDT by MCF
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To: cuban leaf
Why did I stop? Texting. It’s too dangerous.

It's not that tough. You can still have one hand on the handlebar when you have your phone in the other one. :-)

16 posted on 05/16/2013 10:44:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: BenLurkin

I kind of imagine serious bicyclists as sort of a little bit like cultists at times.

http://flyingpigeon-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/pb130113.jpg


17 posted on 05/16/2013 10:45:07 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: BenLurkin

In twenty or so years, all those biking, jogging, and cross-training fools, will be half-crippled from the damage done to their bodies.

Far better it would have been to have reduced population growth over the last fifty years, by strictly reducing the number of legal immigrants allowed into America.

That would have meant far fewer automobiles on the road and more space and gasoline for the rest of us.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 10:50:02 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: BenLurkin

That’ll be great until you have to deal with 70-plus percent humidity during the summer east of the Rockies and 100-plus degree temperatures in much of California in the summer, too.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 10:58:07 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: BenLurkin
The commie commute

Every Limousine Liberal's dream for the little people...

20 posted on 05/16/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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Even the most enthusiastic rider will eventually return to the automobile.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 11:06:17 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Salamander

Would it kill those guys to wear some other color than black?


22 posted on 05/16/2013 12:42:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

We’re having our annual bike “do” in Boise right now.

http://www.boisebikeweek.org/

I rode to work this morning, but I had to haul some stuff to the offie after lunch, so I went home and got my car.

I was PC and un-PC all in one day!


23 posted on 05/16/2013 12:44:41 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: BenLurkin

Fortunately, it coincides with “Bring a Can of Lysol to Work Week.”


24 posted on 05/16/2013 12:47:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


25 posted on 05/16/2013 12:48:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes.

:)


26 posted on 05/16/2013 1:36:32 PM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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