Monthly Archives: January 2012

Arroyo Seco bike path so green …

… that LA County’s Public Works Department has to spray it down with herbicides a couple of times a year. Way back in 2006, I used to commute to work using the Arroyo Seco Bike Path. The path is a 2 mile stretch of smooth pavement located in the bed of the Arroyo Seco – […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, January 15, 2012

The simple delights of dim sum await – join us this Sunday, January 15, 2012 for our Get Sum Dim Sum Ride! Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. The ride departs at […]

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Test ride: Falter Faehnrich automatic 2-speed folding bike

Our friend Ramon rode the train, and this automatic 2-speed folding bike, to Flying Pigeon LA from Covina yesterday. He let me take it for a test ride. It was cool! Waiting for the hub to shift was nerve wracking, but a great change of pace from my heavy duty bakfiets I ride everyday. The […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, January 14, 2012 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-industrial complex located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 6 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. We return to the start point […]

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Flipping Out Over Parking

I grew up a block from Larchmont Village, LA’s closest approximation of a Middle American small-town Main Street–though considerably hipper, with restaurants from world-class to casual, an indie bookstore of many decades’ standing, coffeehouses, bagels, innumerable boutiques, and lots of entertainment industry folks strutting or slouching about according to their stylistic preferences. Also, Jerry the […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, January 7, 2012

Join us on another lovely, slow-paced, bike tour to sample fine beer on Saturday, January 7, 2012 on our Brewery Ride. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 3 p.m. The ride leaves at 3:30 p.m. This month we’re heading to Eagle Rock […]

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Disappeared Venice Blvd. bike lane just being held ransom. To be replaced soon.

This image, snapped on January 2, 2012, shows the portion of the Venice Blvd. bike lane that was kidnapped by the evil mastermind’s at CIM Group. After breaking the news about a portion of the Venice Blvd. bike lane disappearing next to CIM Group’s Mid-town Crossing financial sinkhole, the bike advocacy community went to work […]

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Drop Before You Shop?

Here’s a photo I snapped today around noon, at the famous Third Street “Original” Farmers Market–the one whose coattails the Grove rode on to get started years ago. The Farmers Market, unlike the Grove, invites lingering in its warren of communal alleys and microplazas, where tables and chairs are shared among the dozens of eateries; […]

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You saw it at the Oven first: bicycle street sweeping

I can’t remember why I captured this moment on film. It is but one small example of how things happen at the Bike Oven. Two cameras were rolling to catch a guy pushing a broom while riding a bike. The guy is going on about the city. One of the cameramen talks about saving fossil […]

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Venice bike lane disappears near big box consumoplex at San Vicente

Now you see it! This image is a screen capture of a Google Street View image. It shows the road striping for a Class 2 bike lane on the westbound side of Venice Boulevard at San Vicente. Now you don’t! This image was taken on January 2, 2012 looking east at the intersection of Venice […]

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