Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kill ‘Em Already; Can’t You See I’m Waiting?

There’s a new and particularly abhorrent behavior spreading among the scofflaw-motorist community—and I’d say, judging both from statistics and what I see on the streets every day, scofflaws comprise a plurality, if not a small majority, of the motor vehicle operatoros out there. The scenario plays out thusly: One of the increasingly-rare law-abiding drivers is […]

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The Beat Goes On

Despite all the crabbing and caviling of the knuckledraggers, spewing their spurious warnings of a “war on cars” even as they continue to arrogate all public space, and the lion’s share of tax dollars, while blithely mowing down pedestrians, bike riders, and even other motorists who get in their way…the world is changing. History is, […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, October 19, 2014

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 19, 2014 for a special outdoor picnic version of our Dim Sum Ride. The ride departs at 10:30 and returns around 1 p.m. This month we’re going to take our dim sum to-go (I’m loading up the cargo bike before […]

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Shakespeare Nailed It

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the title character, on being appraised of his uncle’s treachery, moans that “one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” And so it is, even in the brightly-lighted chambers of our city council, where the media-savvy minions of power put on their smiling faces to assure us that they have only […]

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From the Top Down

I have a remarkable happenstance to report from yesterday’s Bicycle Plan Implementation Team meeting…. We had received the usual reports on how many miles of what type of facility had been striped, how close we were to the original goals of our city’s hard-won (and still embattled) bike plan, and what we could expect not […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, October 4, 2014

We’re going on another mellow bike ride to sample high quality beer. Join us! This month we’re going to make a little picnic down by the LA River with some growlers we’ll get filled up (before the ride) at Eagle Rock Brewery. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 p.m. on Saturday, […]

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LA at Loose Ends

Los Angeles’s approach to its putative bicycling network is sometimes incomprehensible—except, of course, when the city is facing outright stonewalling, such as on North Figueroa, as NELA knows all too well. But even when there seems to be a clear field, the efforts it makes are often…well, you might say lazy, if you were feeling […]

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