Monthly Archives: August 2012

Burning Man Bike Sale August 30 to 31, 2012

Looking for a last-minute Burning Man bike before you make the long drive out to the playa? Look no further than Flying Pigeon LA – where we are selling our rental bike fleet beach cruisers for $120 apiece. These bikes are single speed, comfortable, and cheap enough that you “won’t care if it gets stolen […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, September 1, 2012

We’re going on another mellow bike ride to a local brewery (or brew pub). Join us! Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012. We are going to roll out at 3:30 p.m. on a slow-paced cruise to a local purveyor of high quality beer. Plan to […]

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Questioning Prospective Authority

The snapshot is of some of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s new Civic Engagement Committee members showing up for last night’s meeting, at a restaurant only a couple of blocks from home for me. This was our fourth meeting (I’d missed the first one), and we had a slightly larger group than usual. Ted […]

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Pump It Up

A bicycle is a simple, humble machine, and it asks very little of its rider. Bicycles can keep on working for years—my own usual ride is forty-five years old, and I alone have put over 30,000 miles on it. No idea what previous owners may have done, nor even whether there was but one previous […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on August 16, 2012

In this video: I finally built a Babboe City cargo bike! We are holding a Bobbin Bicycle sale ($100 off most models) until August 26, 2012. We have loads of Bern and Nutcase helmets in stock. Ditto for Brooks upright riding saddles. There are two Gazelle bikes that couldn’t be more of a contrast in […]

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The Way West

I am conflicted about Metro. They have truly improved service tremendously over the last twenty-five years—I remember as a teenager waiting for what seemed epochs for a bus to arrive, while summer changed to fall and fall to winter as the traffic howled past. But now, many routes have pretty sort headways between buses, and […]


Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, August 19, 2012

The simple delights of dim sum await – join us this Sunday, August 19, 2012 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, August 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. The ride departs […]

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A Little Love for NELA

Well, good news for Highland Park cyclists again, after a bit of a dry spell: LADOT is ready to extend the York Boulevard bike lanes all the way to North Figueroa from where they currently end at Avenue 55. All they’re waiting for, according to an article in the Highland Park Patch, is for the […]


Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, August 11, 2012

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, August 10, 2012 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 return to the start point […]

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Metro sorcerers cast spells over 710 expansion

Image by whatadqr on Flickr The story of the 710 expansion is one made possible by what can only be described as modern-day sorcery. This time, the standard issue sorcery we use in our long term transportation planning is rushing us headlong into a sobering collision with reality: increased competition through the expansion of the […]

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