Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year from Flying Pigeon LA

Happy New Year! Get out there and ride your bikes today before the drunks in cars take over the streets tonight. See you guys in 2012.

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Paint, planning, for bikes on the ground in South Pasadena

A new zebra-stripe crosswalk in front of South Pasadena’s city hall.


Marketplace’s Freakonomics Radio gets it wrong on “drunk walking” danger

Cognitive dissonance seems to be the order of the day in America, or distraction. Or was it dissonance? What was I talking about? Oh yeah, that horrible segment on Marketplace the other day, “The Perils of Drunk Walking: A New Marketplace Podcast“. The piece was originally published on Freakonomics Radio’s site as “Friends don’t let friends […]


Road Diet à Deux

I hear there are plans afoot to put Rowena, on the back side of Silverlake, onto a road diet of sorts. Details are sketchy, but local council member Tom La Bonge is behind it for now. It’s a good idea, as there’s plenty of speeding on Rowena, and speeding is of course dangereous to locals’ […]

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Flying Pigeon inventory on December 22, 2011

I figured since most people are off of work this week I would make this video extra long to help y’all kill some time. I tried to show just about everything we have in the shop right now, from a Linus Roadster Classic to a stunning new Pedersen, Yakkay, Nutcase, and Bern helmets, and Po […]

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The Silverlake-Atwater Express

LADOT just released a pretty good online map showing both present and proposed bikeways, so I looked up an area I ride through all the time, and which sorely needs some bike infrastructure. This is the stretch of LA between East Hollywood and Atwater, which includes the north side of Silverlake, and which I traverse […]


Flying Pigeon LA inventory on December 16, 2011

In this video I wander around the shop talking about a Flying Pigeon PA-02 Leticia’s building up for sale. You also get a glimpse of our depleted 50% bins at the front of the shop. Our winter time inventory count has made the place a little messy, but it has brought out a bunch of […]

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Real Track Riding

I hear that the railroad tracks on Alameda Street downtown are going to be torn up soon, as they make the road “too bumpy.” They can also present a difficulty to inattentive cyclists–in fact a rider on one of my “Stitching the River” excursions crashed on one of them, though she wasn’t hurt–but I’m sorry […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, December 18, 2011

The simple delights of dim sum await – join us this Sunday, December 18, 2011 for our Get Sum Dim Sum Ride! 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, December 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. The ride departs […]


Can’t see the pedicab jobs for the green

It is 2007 and you are in an elevator in City Hall. A well dressed black man is standing next to you with some fancy graphics printed on large poster boards. Is he a corporate lobbyist? A well-paid expeditor of plans for a big development? “Say, what are those posters for?” “Hi,” he says, “I’m […]

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