Everyone says that riding a bike in Los Angeles is the Charlie Bronson of pursuits, because you clearly have a death wish.
Everyone also says that while sitting in gridlock.
So when you jones for a little wind in your hair — and on a sleek ride designed for the rigors of Raymond Chandler's mean streets — get yourself a Tern, the foldable bike that fits into your back seat.
Tern is HQ'd in Long Beach. Think of their bikes as two-wheeled Transformers.
So they're manageable for kids, but also beefy enough to handle plus-sized dudes up to 6'3".
And to each you can add an iPhone/iPod dock that'll recharge via pedal power.
So if you were waiting for the right bike, now it's your Tern.