Monthly Archives: July 2012

Coaster Brake Challenge 8 finale this Sunday, July 22 2012

The past three Sundays I have been up at 6:30 a.m. and on the road to the far reaches of the San Fernando Valley with DJ Chicken Leather, Charlie, and Veronica to help out with the Coaster Brake Challenge’s 8th race series.

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Bike lane meeting for North Figueroa and Colorado Blvd on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

“The City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning will be hosting a Scoping Meeting on Wednesday, July 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens located at 570 W. Ave. 26 to solicit feedback on the implementation of the first year of the LA Department of Transportation’s 2010 Bicycle Plan.” […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on July 13, 2012

In this video I feature Bobbin Birdies, the Amxdam omafiets, Gazelle Bloom, Pashley bicycles, and some other bikes. Since recording this video, we’ve received two Christiania cargo tricycles and two Babboe City two-wheeled cargo bikes. We’ve also gotten a bunch of new Beater roadster and step-through 3-speed bikes and some Bobbin Daytripper bikes. Our Brooks […]

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

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, July 14, 2012 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-coffee metroplex 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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Privatize This!

It’s ironic that motorists so often call up the tired old “tax and spend” argument against the installation of cycling and walking facilities as the US struggles to crawl into the future, well behind every other wealthy country. In fact, the current crop of Republicans (people whom Lincoln, Eisenhower, or even Reagan would hardly recognize […]

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Not So Special Anymore

I ride to South Pasadena nearly every Tuesday. My pal Chuck of Vélo Rétro lives there, and we meet at Buster’s, by the Mission Street Gold Line stop, to talk bikes and other pleasant nonsense. Chuck has a number of sweet vintage and not-so-vintage bikes, and also leads a ride of ten or twenty like-minded […]

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