Monthly Archives: February 2013

Family Values

National Public Radio just this morning posted a set of interviews with parents who want their kids to get more exercise. What with childhood obesity rates ballooning in this country, this is (belatedly) becoming a meme. What is particularly heartening about this radio segment is the comparison they made: between an “LA mom” who ports […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, March 2, 2013 to @goldenroadbrew

Image from Waltarrrrr on Flickr We’re going on another mellow bike ride to a local brewery. Join us! This month we’re making the trek (all 3 miles of it) to Golden Road Brewery. Take note! We’re switching the time up this month: meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 p.m. on Saturday, […]

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A word about motorist delay and bike lanes

If you haven’t heard about the new bike lanes being installed on LA’s major surface streets yet, you will soon enough. Stories about the impacts of bike lanes get loads of readers engaged in comment section flame wars over stop-sign running bike riders and the sanctity of the Earth Mother. The City of LA passed […]

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The Forgotten Paradise

In all our enthusiasm for Copenhagen and Amsterdam, we forget that there are other “bicycle paradises” in the world—places where folks of all sorts and every ge ride bicycles daily and routinely, never making a big spectacle of the simple act of pedal-powered transport. I visited one such place a few years ago and took […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, February 17, 2013

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, February 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. The ride departs at 10:30 a.m. We typically get back to the shop at 1 or 1:30 p.m. What started as an excuse to try […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on February 15, 2013

In this video I take a quick look at what is on the floor tonight, February 15, 2013. We’re psyched for this coming spring as the shop is a little picked clean at the moment. Now is a good time to swoop on last year’s bikes at reduced prices – and we’ve got some great […]

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…And We Are Getting There!

A couple of night ago, Gina and I saw this charming bike pile as we walked down Wilshire on our way to local spaghetti, so I had her snap it with her iPhone: Family of bikes on the Miracle Mile. Photo ©Gina Risemberg 2013 There, right in the middle of the Miracle Mile, two kids’ […]

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Big Bike Plan Meeting at LA River Center on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

The City of LA has big plans for bikes in North East LA – so long as residents turn up and make their voices heard! Meet up at Flying Pigeon LA (3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) for a little get-together (free pastries and coffee/hot cocoa!) before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. The […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, February 9, 2013

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop this Saturday, February 9, 2013 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 usually return to the start point at around […]

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Once You Get There….

All day for the last three days, as I pedaled or plodded about to meetings and chores, I noticed that more bikes than ever were locked up all over town. On my home turf in the Miracle Mile, along Glendale Boulevard in Atwater, under the elegantly-trimmed trees of Larchmont Village, alongside the cacophonous congestion of […]

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