Friday, May 13, 2011

Old Bike = New Bike.

1976 Schwinn Las Tour 10-Speed
My 1976 Schwinn La Tour 10-speed bike has been sitting in the garage with original tires flattened for many, many years.  I remember buying it at a cool bike shop in Marina Del Rey while house sitting a friend's condo a block from the beach.

Two weeks ago my friend Helen ask me if I wanted her 2004 one-speed KHS Manhattan Beach Cruiser as it was sitting under her patio with cracked white walls and starting to rust.  I said "absolutely"!  That got me thinking about my old Schwinn sitting alone rotting in the garage.  Each year I would pledge to restore my bike, however something else took it's place.

After just returning from another fabulous Joel Robuchon dining adventure in Vegas, and being a bit timid riding The Cruiser with cracked sidewalls, I decided to do something with these bikes.   So one by one I took them to my neighborhood bike shop for new tires, a tune-up and here's the result.   Two new "old" bikes ready for me to ride off all those Robuchon calories!   Maybe someone will come join me as I've got new"old" bikes to ride and it does make you feel young, hip and oh so cool......!!!

2004 KHS Manhattan Beach Cruiser  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Byte Out: LA Food Blogger Bake Sale May 14

Hey Los Angeles!! Save the date – May 14th is the Second Annual Food Blogger Bake Sale! It’s going on all across the country – and we’ve got a great line up for you here in LA!
What: More than 40 Food Bloggers across Los Angeles come together to bake their favorite treats from their blogs to raise money for Share Our Strength in the 2nd Annual Food Blogger Bake Sale, to help the fight against childhood hunger in America! Some tasty treats this year include: Bacon Brownies with Bourbon Sauce, Cake Pops, Shortbread Cookies, Cheesecake, Pies, Ice Box Cookies, Crack Baby Pies and so much more!

When: May 14th from 11:30 – 2:00pm
Where: BLD Restaurant (7450 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Why: Because we want to raise a TON of money for Share Our Strength and help END childhood hunger in America! Don’t you want to help?? Did you know that nearly one in four—children in America face hunger, that’s more than 17 million kids!!