Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sharrows: Sorrow and Consternation?

My oh my, that something simple as sharrows can cause so much grumbling on all sides is perhaps a symptom of how fractured Los Angeles is as a civic culture. Before the (often deservedly) beleaguered LADOT began its pilot program of sharrows on three streets, for testing, many, including sometimes myself, complained that they had […]

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Open Source cargo bike documentary needs your story

The night I assembled my Workcycles bakfiets in the Autumn of 2007 and rode it home, I cried tears of joy. For me, the bakfiets was a release from the obligation most parents feel to trap themselves in minivans, traffic, stress, and health and happiness goals that are “unrealistic given our hectic schedule”. It was […]

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Flying Pigeon LA is proud to carry Pashley

Rugby Ralph Lauren and Pashley Limited Edition Bike from RugbyRalphLauren on Vimeo. Our shop started off, way back in 2008, selling a bike that has literally moved millions since 1951: the Flying Pigeon roadster. The “roadster” is an English bicycle design, meant for unpaved roads and a life of hard use. What of English bicycles? […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It has been a while since I walked around the shop talking to myself about things we have in the shop! This week: Bern & Nutcase helmets together, at Flying Pigeon LA, at last (!); Pashley Princesses, Britannias, Poppys, Roadster Sovereigns; Amxdam omafiets; CicLAvia cruisers on sale for $150 (tax included).

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An Open Letter to CicLAvia.org

Kids aplenty came to CicLAviaLast Sunday’s CicLAvia was once again a delightful and exhilarating event, with happy humans reveling in the chance to enjoy their streets and their free of the fumes, noise, threat, and mindless hurry of the car traffic that generally dominates the discourse on our roads and boulevards. People who on other […]

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La Abeja open for dinner for first time in 25 years

Image from JoeInSouthernCA on Flickr. Roy, the owner of La Abeja restaurant in Highland Park, has been running his family’s home-style Mexican restaurant for over 30 years. For 25 of those, they haven’t been open much later than 4 p.m. With the Bike Oven bike repair collective open until 10 p.m. most nights, the Flying […]

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CicLAvia Pro Tip: BE NICE!

Why do I love CicLAvia? There are so many reasons – not least of which is the powerful hippy good vibe jiujitsu the organizers perform to make the event so magic each time. To wit: “CicLAvia is for everyone – 8-year olds and 80-year olds. Folks will be walking and skating. CicLAvia welcomes families, beginners, […]

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Show Me a Sign….

I just spent a few days in the Bay Area, riding and informally cataloguing bicycle facilities in San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland. It was really an exhilarating experience–and not merely because I love San Francisco (which I have explored numerous times on foot), but because riding there has become very, very easy. Except […]

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Flying Pigeon LA bike ride to CicLAvia on Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ride into the future of Los Angeles and join the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and the tens of thousands that will participate in CicLAvia this Sunday, October 9, 2011. We are leading a ride from the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) that will leave […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, October 8, 2011

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, Ocobter 8, 2011 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-industrial complex at 6 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. We return to the start point at around 10 or 10:30 p.m. for a reception. The […]

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