Category Archive for 'Biking'

Ghastly helmet head, sweat marks, and the dorky orange reflector look – with that bicycle riding image cruising through people’s minds, it’s no wonder peeps drive their cars to social events. But is it possible to cut emissions and still look good? Certainly, green friends! Below, a presentable looking me on a lovely fall evening [...]

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There I was, riding my bike up a lofty hill in Santa Monica to watch some Cal football with old college buddies…. eco-fashionably wearing my vintage Cal softball jersey (circa 1980)…. Fate would have it that the Wolaver’s Organic Brown Ale in my bike basket was misbehaving…. I stopped mid street to adjust and looked [...]

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Biking Tip #5

#5: It’s okay to be eco-fashionably late The hub and I had two events to go to on Fri’ night. Event #1: a GLiving organic wine tasting with vegan potluck at 5:00pm (to the right, three wine tasters in front of the rainbow that came out) Event #2: an 80′s costume party at 9:00pm Come [...]

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Green Circus

Green Drinks turned into a bit of a Green Circus last week. To the left, Anna surfing on Tim Harvey’s Bike. Kids! Don’t try this at home! Anna was in good hands though, Tim has traveled the world on his bike, Santa Monica was just one of his stops on a his journey. His goal? [...]

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In an effort to cut down to a one car family, the hub and I have been doing a little experiment: Using only one car for a month to see how much it changes our lifestyle. The experiment is particularly easy to stick to, because last week when I went to move his car for [...]

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Fix it!

Toss, can, put in the circular file bin, ditch, lose, throw out, chuck, shed, shake off, cast aside, drop like a bad habit, discard, dispose of. All things I was thinking of doing with my old bike light that broke into three pieces a couple weeks ago. The light fell into an intersection while I [...]

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Biking with the stars

In an effort to sass up biking’s dorky Hollywood image, Treehugger Kyeanne has created the Hollywood Bike Patrol. They’re searching for photos of celebs looking good riding bikes… I sent this one in of Keifer Sutherland. You know, Jack Bauer. The hub and I are addicted to the Jack Bauer Power Hour (aka 24)- we [...]

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Biking Tip #4

#4: Cruise around totally 80′s I headed out on the bike to see “Quinceneara” (a good indie flick about the gentrification in Echo Park, coming-of-age and more…) with Siel. Turns out the 1980′s styles which are succeeding in squeezing their way back into fashion, are actually quite helpful to my Biker Chic ways. The new [...]

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We decided to forego the gift giving this year, and treat ourselves to a fancy shmancy dinner (yes, I was the only one in the restaurant taking pics). We had the six course tasting sampler with paired wine. Turns out “Chef”, as they call him, goes to the Santa Monica farmer’s market and picks out [...]

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Biking Tip #3

#3: Be Biker Chic. Don’t want to bike to a social event because of showing up sweaty and out of breath? Not to fear eco-fashion friends! Ditch the gas guzzler, take your bike, and enjoy these quick tips to be party ready. I tested these steps out with my buddies Anna and Siel when we [...]

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