Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Bike Retailer Disconnect and You

Business has been keeping us busy at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop, and that is a good thing (aside from the time away from our families and other interests). We’ve struck a chord with people, and what we sell (and how we operate our shop), has helped us get a fairly high profile (as […]


Get Sum Dim Sum – October 18, Equator in Pasadena

Join Flying Pigeon Los Angeles as we take our monthly dim sum ride to new heights by riding
through Old Town Pasadena. We are heading to Encounter restaurant on Mills Alley across from the old Johnson Motors shop (or Burke Williams spa for the ladies). They have a little known dim sum meal on Sundays and we aim to find out a bit more. Join us as we ride to the City of Roses!

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Flying Pigeon Racer 3-Speed Revealed

I just put the finishing touches on a custom built Flying Pigeon Racer, and I wanted to share my work with the world. This bike has a couple of nice flourishes and, for the price, rides like a bowling ball on a freshly waxed lane – smooth, graceful, and quick as hell. The base cost […]

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Ride Tonight to David Byrne Talk in Little Tokyo

If you want some company as you make your way to Little Tokyo to tonight’s talk by David Byrne (with a panel of LA bicycle and planning glitterati), stop by the Flying Pigeon bike shop at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 7 p.m. – we’re leaving at 7:30 p.m. to get […]

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Flying Pigeon Park for Park[ing] Day LA 2009

We participated in Park[ing] Day LA this year, but I was a little slow to get pictures of our park online (business has been hectic!). I posted a small Flickr set online, “Park[ing] Day LA 2009“. We lucked out again this year, and CurbedLA had a photographer sent to our shop – and we made […]

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Happy 60th Birthday to the Communist Party

Today, October 1, 2009 marks the 60th Birthday of the current era of Communist rule in China. For centuries China has been ruled by kings, emperors, foreign powers, puppet governments and more. In the aftermath of World War 2, the Communist party led by Mao Tse Tung won control of the country and formed the Communist Party that has brought prosperity and happiness to their country.

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