David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries now on tour near you!

 Bicycle Diaries by David ByrneDavid Byrne of Talking Heads fame bikes. Where ever he is. Every day. And he blogs about where he bikes and what he sees.

And so a book has come out about his adventures by bike in cities around the world, providing him with an opportunity to go on an unusual book tour: he’s stopping in cities across the country to talk a little about the book and to sit in on panels to provide a forum for conversations about biking and the future of cities.

I went to hear him when he stopped in Los Angeles earlier this month. Since there was wireless, I decided to try to live blog the  ALOUD event at LA’s Aratani Theater in Japantown: “Cities, Bicycle and the Future of Getting Around” led by David Byrne.

As we drove in from Ventucky, as we left the crowded freeway and found ourselves on the city streets, cars were joined by more and more bikes. In fact, it looked like there were several hundred bikes in a sponsored bike corral.

The program starts out with various video clips almost like one world one bike, one world one bike ride. Read the rest of this entry »