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An Open Letter to New Cyclist Sam Worthington

7:21 AM PDT on March 24, 2010

Dear Sam,

I know you've been busy these past couple of years.  Terminator Salvation, Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Dracula: Year One...that's a full load for any actor.  Yet, you've somehow managed to find the time to join the growing ranks of urban cyclists in Los Angeles.

It takes a lot for a bad driver to admit he needs help; and you've made the first step by grabbing your bike and taking off on a new adventure.  But here's the deal.  Apparently, you're kind of a lousy cyclist.  Some news reports quote you saying that you often fall off, and you even discourage others from trying cycling.  So you've still got a ways to pedal before earning your first Midnight Ridazz ride card.

That's ok.  We're here to help.

You see Los Angeles has a lot of citizen run resources to help you out and frankly most of us cyclists are tired of hearing about Buffy riding her cruiser in Santa Monica, or tv stars getting run down in Beverly Hills.  If there's going to be a Hollywood star biking with us on the streets, we want him to be the best cyclist he can be.  We've got our bicycling co-ops that will make certain you're bike is ready to go and suited to you.  I'm guessing you live in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West L.A. or Santa Monica.  So, you should look up the Bicycle Kitchen or the Bikerowave as a first stop.  Also, there are plenty of people willing to give you some safe riding lessons.  There's C.I.C.L.E., or the League of American Cyclist Classes.

But here's the thing.  I know you're a busy guy (but I also know this article will show up in news.google.com  so I know your representatives will see it), and as I said, I'm here to help.  So drop me an email at damien@streetsblog.org and we'll set you up. 

Sincerely,

The L.A. Streetsblog Team

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