Thursday, November 02, 2006

LA cyclist hit, community rallies

I first learned about Jen Diamond at last month's Santa Monica Critical Mass, and have been a huge fan ever since. So when I found out that she was recently struck by a hit and run driver, I was stunned, disturbed, and tremendously thankful that she will be okay.

Jen is a very prominent member of the LA cycling community - an active advocate, photographer, bikesummer organizer, former NYC/Boston bike messenger-- the list goes on.

So when the hit and run elicited little reaction from the cops, cyclists all over the city roared. And its seems to have had an impact......

Feels trite to follow up such grave news with fashion talk, but at the same time, anyone supporting Jen will want to check out her amazing velo couture. Most cycling gear leaves much to be desired in the style department - garish, logo plastered affairs, fine for Lance but few of us are sponsored athletes.

Jen designed a line that's both functional AND funky, and even gifted our favorite Canadian zero-emissions traveler with a retro-styley green jersey. Which he sports with pride on this sandy Norcal catwalk.....

Our thoughts are with Jen. We are truly blessed to have such a dynamic, creative, dedicated spirit working to make LA a more livable community.

You can show your support by dropping her a line, checking out her gear, and sending her your positive energy. Best wishes guapisima.

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