Archive for June 2011
Over & Over photos here.
Over & Over photos here.
Where: Echo Park Lake
When: July 2nd 2011 12pm
Rollout at 1pm
Why: Cause these guys are the best and deserve our support.
Come drink their beer, buy their art, eat their food, buy their art, listen to some bands, and buy their ART!
Two Rabbits have been supporting TOLA’s races and other races in LA for quite sometime.
Their studio has some the most OG bike artist’s in LA working and printing out of it.
Come and ride with me to an epic day of partying and art!
What to bring: Cash money for art and all the normal stuff you would bring on a group ride.
Tibby Rothman posted an article on LA Weekly’s “Style Council” blog this morning promoting David Rowe‘s (director) film To Live & Ride in LA and it’s worldwide premiere at the Royal/T in Culver City this Saturday (‘book event). They interview TOLA blogger Sean Martin and fixed gear freestyle pioneer Keo Curry who are both in the film.
And as with most (bicycle) articles on the Internet, it comes with (bicycle) haters. This guy is so ignorant l think he might be a troll. Enter Sfsmuglefty (you may need to read the article to understand some of this):
5 things: 1-Bike in the photo not in bike lane or even on the right side as car behind approaches-cars did build the road he’s on, 2- the guy in the story is riding on a busy shared street on a vehicle without brakes if it were any other vehicle it would be illegal, 3-the guy is riding without insurance which would also be illegal, 4-people do stupid acts whether a bicyclist running down a pedestrian or a car driver not looking before turning I ride here in SF I’ve bailed on bicycles and motorcycles and I’ve been hit by a car while in a car and as a pedestrian nearly run over by cars and bicycles I’m not whining about either. I surf there are several surfers who have been attacked by sharks they don’t bitch about the shark’s mistake if a surfer wants to ride a tsunami hey they’ll go for it but the surfer isn’t going to whine about the wave when they get beat up, 5- there is a difference between someone making a mistake and someone who chooses to do something stupid don’t throw yourself into LA traffic without brakes and expect that tsunami to watch out for you-when you’re in traffic you to have a responsibility to those around you even on a bike.
PS why are bicycle fanatics such a bunch of irresponsible cry babies-did your mothers stick helmets on your heads at birth cover your houses in padding and have one of those “baby on board” stickers in the rear window of her passive aggressively driven Volvo? Is that how you got such a warped perspective your mothers filling you with absurd expectations of what the World owes her little baby?
I shouldn’t even give this the time of day, but since an intern from LA Weekly asked me to post their article, this was the funnest way I could do them the favor.
1 – The rider on the left, Sean Martin, is legally overtaking a slower cyclist occupying the right lane.
2 – But it’s not illegal. And what is your point anyway? Fixed gear bikes have one brake (your legs resisting the direct drive), it’s not a redundant system and can be safer (by adding cable brakes). If you think riding a fixie without brakes isn’t right for you (which it shouldn’t be for most people, the fad will fade), don’t do it.
3 – Which would also be illegal in your fantasy world? It’s not illegal to ride a bicycle without health insurance or insurance on the bike. And if it were illegal to ride a bicycle without health insurance, wouldn’t it, in your fantasy world, be illegal for people to drive cars without health insurance too?
4 – People need to be held accountable to the predictable consequences of their actions. If a car hits a pedestrian or cyclist the consequence is usually much worse than if a cyclists hits a car or pedestrian. That’s why bikes aren’t supposed to be on sidewalks and deserve their own separated lane; so they don’t hit pedestrians. It’s your right to surf, it’s not your right to drive. Driving is a privilege. As for being attacked by sharks. Isn’t that a predictable risk of surfing? Driving is a privilege to make sure there aren’t any sharks on our roads to kill innocent surfers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
5 – You’re right. Everyone needs to be held to the predictable consequences of their actions. Drivers and cyclists need to respect each other (reciprocity) so we can all get where we need to go as safely and quickly as possible.
P.S. What’s up with your Freudian analysis of cyclists? We expect too much because our mom’s were over protective? I ride a bicycle because I can’t afford a car.
Oh, and btw, fuck you.
I went to a Pizza Party the other day. I took pictures of cats.
Click the pussy for more pussy.
Market Price sent me an original moombahton track. I browsed their cloud and found this mix. I posted the third song from MP’s mix, Mendez – Feel this Shit! off El Cuco Recordings. I love the west coast rap treble melody that starts about a minute in. It sounds like noise on Snoop’s Murder was the Case (Remix).
RETNA talks about how the illegal roots of graffiti make contemporary art/murals/graf both a difficult and beautiful topic. El Mac talks about how their work is less ego based than traditional graffiti. RETNA encourages people to interact with their communities artistically, stop complaining, and be constructive. El Mac talks about how when people look at art it shows them there is more to life than survival. And if you’re just trying to get by you don’t have time for art. How everyone deserves art in their community. This last statement reminded me of JR’s Ted Talk. He spoke about a conversation a few locals, I think in Africa, were having about his art. They were trying to figure out the point of it. He sets it up for it to seem like maybe art doesn’t have a place in poverty stricken areas? And then JR describes how one guy looks to the others and says something like, “Don’t you realize that this whole time we’ve been talking about art you haven’t thought about where you are going to get your next meal. That is the point of art.” Art belongs everywhere, it’s part of the human experience. It’s necessary.
From I Am Los Angeles:
Wherever they go, they try to make something that makes sense for the neighborhood, and the community. And they always make something positive, something the artists hope people can enjoy — regardless of whether life has greeted them with great fortune. Armed with a vision and their cans of spray paint, El Mac and Retna will transform a forgotten wall into a piece of art.
El Mac and Retna are street artists, born in LA. They use building walls as blank canvases for their imagery, and the duo has collaborated to create murals all over the world. El Mac and Renta have very different styles, and have been collaborating the last few years. They combine their artistic forces in a specific way: El Mac creates huge lifelike portraits and Retna, calligraphic brushwork and decoration. The result is striking imagery that is unique and recognizable as theirs. It’s not uncommon for street art fans and documentarians to gather to watch the progression of an El Mac and Retna work in progress.
El Mac and Retna art feels appropriate for the street because the artists themselves embrace the city streets, the different neighborhoods, and the blend of cultures and backgrounds of the people that fill them. Street art, including the work of El Mac and Retna, also reflects a new attitude about accessibility to art in our environments. “Why not see all the walls painted,” says Retna. “Let the Arts Roam!”
After maiming a bunch of my friends this
bitch human is on the streets after a measly $15,000 bail? Every friend I’ve had go to jail went for a longer period for less a crime with higher bail. What gives?
If I told you that someone driving a car ran into a stationary object, would you think the fault rested with the driver or with the stationary object? What if that object was a person? Now whose fault is it? What if that person was actually several people. A large group in fact? And what if I told you the driver had been drinking? Still with me? And what if I told you the driver made no attempt to stop, left no skid marks, and by some eyewitness accounts may have even sped up? Any idea who might be at blame here? And what if this collision sent many of those people to the hospital, some in critical condition, many with broken bones?
So just to clarify. If a driver, who had been drinking ran into a large group of people who were standing still (that is, they didn’t jump in front of the car or anything stupid like that) without making any efforts to avoid them – who do you think is at fault?
If you said the driver, congrats, you have some shred of common sense. If you said it must have been the fault of the people the driver hit, you must work for the LAPD.
From The Dirty:
THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, since ABC 7 is feeding the city with complete bullsh*t on the topic I figure why not send to people that will get the word out. 27 year old Christine Dahab was buzzed texting and drove into a group of cyclist at 1:46 am. After rolling through the crowd (without stopping) she then kept going with a person through her windshield, one on her roof and another under the car. I know the people involved and hearing the news of her misdemeanor charge due to the fact she was under the legal limit is bs. The city is going to give her a slap on the wrist and leave these people without justice. I refuse to let the person in a coma, person with a broken jaw/nose/shoulder/leg, person with 2 broken legs and people with broken bones down. Just looking at these pictures of her car makes me sick.
The officers mentioned the condoms, I believe, to stress the point both sides were not following all the rules that night. I certainly understand your point about its direct relevance to the crash itself, but that is what they said.
As for our main source from the LAPD yesterday morning, it was a veteran officer who asked us not to use his name on camera. I know that’s a frustrating response for you to hear. It was especially frustrating for us as well on scene.
If you have questions for the LAPD, the lead agency heading up the initial investigation was the Valley Traffic Division. Their number is (818) 644-8000.
Again, I’m sorry about your involvement in this horrific tragedy. Best of luck to you going forward!
Fucking wow. Who knew safe sex was a crime in Culver City?
This last photo is of a person raising money for relief from the earthquakes in Japan.
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