Monthly Archives: January 2011

Get Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Join us for our monthly Get Sum Dim Sum Ride this Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 10am! Meet at the front of the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90065) at 10 am. The ride leaves at 10:30am.

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January 2011 Downtown LA Art Walk

Josef biked the pedi cab from the shop to Downtown for Art Walk. This is what happens when you peddle a bike pulling a couch with three people on it all night around Downtown Los Angeles! Thanks Josef and the rest of Team Pigeon.

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on January 13, 2011

This is another long-ish walk through of our shop’s inventory on January 13, 2011. I spend a bit of time talking about the Gazelle Bloom 26″ with Yepp baby seats (because I love this bike!) and showing off our newest batch of Pashley bicycles. The Gazelle Bloom 26″ in particular has got me weighing the […]

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Directions Not Included

Sunday I finally got around to riding the latest extension of the LA River bike path, the new section between Fletcher and the Riverside/Figueroa confluence by Elysian Park. It was a most pleasant ride indeed, especially when I noted that it ended (for now) just a few minutes’ worth of pedaling from the mighty Flying […]

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Coaster Brake Challenge

I almost didn’t make it up to the 2nd race of the January 2011 season of the Coaster Brake Challenge, but thanks to the hard work of Chicken Leather, V, and Charlie we made it about 15 minutes late! But they still raced, and Charlie beat a bunch of people. That’s the Team Pigeon attitude, […]

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January Spoke(n) Art Ride

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My New Year Celebration in San Francisco

For New Year I went up north with 40 or 50 bicycle riders from LA to San Francisco to ride around and celebrate NYE by riding SF Critical Mass. I made the very last train to SF and road in the night to Golden Gate Park and met up with a ride there. We ended […]

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Rollers’ Wiggle

San Francisco has its famous Wiggle, a longstanding zigzag route that leads cyclists through the hilly city without actually having to climb steep hills. Well, while Los Angeles has its share of steep hills–many of which are right here in the Flying Pigeon’s ‘hood–most of them are residential streets that only a handful of cyclists […]


Instructions for cycling in the rain, cold, and snow

This time of year, it is common to publish a list of crap one should own to ride a bike in the rain, cold, or snow. If you own a bike that is pre- built for all sorts of weather, this list of “must have” items is pointless. Here is the Flying Pigeon LA list […]

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