Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nightingale Middle School turns it to 11 with a letter for more bike lanes

A few weeks ago, Joe Linton from CicLAvia and Josef (me) from the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop met with a group of students at Nightingale Middle School and discussed the benefits of bicycling, how to fix flats, and ways to make streets safer. Some students were interested in getting more involved in pushing the […]


Sunset Triangle Revisited

The party’s over, the speeches have evaporated from their listeners’ memories, the camera crews and reporters have packed up and wandered off in search of fresher spectacles…. Only now can Sunset Triangle, that audacious bit of grace a dazed bureaucracy revealed in Silver Lake last month, begin to grow into its role as an extraordinary […]


A Wink from the West

You’d think the mighty (small) city of Santa Monica was teasing us by shimmying into the future with bikelane after sharrow after rack after hub, while LA stumbles along, seemingly never able to catch up, no matter how seductive the vision. Metro recently released funding for Los Angeles to use to install two (count ‘em, […]

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From Latent to Blatant

The comments section droolers who always complain that there aren’t enough riders to justify bicycle infrastructure have, as we know, their heads on backwards. There weren’t enough drivers to justify the automobile-centered infrastructure that went in beginning in the second third of the last century, either. Building the infrastructure (along with massive advertising, government oil, […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, March 18, 2012

The simple delights of dim sum await – join us this Sunday, March 18, 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, March 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. The ride departs […]

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What’s the rush? Flying Pigeon promotes slow bike riding with Wolfpack Hustle DFL prize

To promote cycling for the betterment of humankind and to maintain the fitness of our species through meaningful, but not strenuous, physical exertion we are donating a souped up Flying Pigeon PB-13 3-speed step-through bicycle to the Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race. The rider deemed “Dead F*&king Last” (or DFL in polite society) is to […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on March 7, 2012

In this video Danger Dog makes her first appearance. I also show off some new helmets from Bern and Yakkay that just arrived in the shop, I show off some Pashley bikes, our soon-to-be Flying Pigeon Racers, Bromptons, $60 kiddie bikes, and some other stuff ($120 cruisers, hello!). Any questions? Please email Danger Dog at […]

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A Place in the Sun

Silver Lake scored last week, gaining not only LA’s second bike corral but reclaiming a snippet of public street for the public’s use with the city’s first pedestrian plaza. “Sunset Triangle” is based on the scrap of land left where Griffith Park Boulevard angles into Sunset a block or so east of Sunset Junction. Now […]


Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, February 11, 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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New Bike Corral and Pedestrian Plaza in Silverlake

A Times-Square-style pedestrianized plaza, featuring LA’s second onstreet bike corral, opens tomorrow in Silverlake, just a block east of Intelligentsia at Sunset Junction. Only a “pilot project,” but I think you and I can make it a success! Here’s a link to the announcement. Sunday, March 4th, 11AM to 2PM. I’ll post more about it […]

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