Monthly Archives: September 2012

Flying Pigeon inventory on September 27, 2012

In this video I ramble through a bike shop in disarray, preparing for Artmaggedon this Saturday, September 29, 2012. We’ve got a lot of stuff in the shop this week, some for show, most of it for sale. There is one Christiania from boxcycles in the shop right now in a bright red. We have […]

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Pre-CicLAvia Sale 2012

We’re having a bike sale to get rid of our CicLAvia rental bikes! This sale begins on Friday, September 28, 2012 and runs until Sunday, October 7, 2012.


Artmageddon/Bikemaggedon on Saturday, September 29, 2012

WALK, SKATE, BIKE //Join us at the corner of Loreto and Figueroa in NELA as we celebrate Carmageddon! The fun starts at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Flying Pigeon Bike shop is pleased to present the art of Terri Berman and Kelly Thompson in conjunction with this years Carmageddon. We are also very […]


Shocked! Shocked!

Car parked in both red zone and bike lane on neighborhood greenway Yesterday I enjoyed a most pleasant ride from the Miracle Mile to Downtown, to join in the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s Civic Engagement Committee meeting. Poor souls, they always invite everybody, and then I show up and ruin things! The meeting, which […]

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There’s Plenty of Room

As I mentioned in a post here last year, North Figueroa is a severely underused street. Designed for 30,000 to 50,000 car trips per day, it sees an average of only about 21,500. These figures are from several years leading up to 2008; now that the Gold Line’s in place, the numbers may actually be […]


In the Slow Lane

Because of a little medical problem last month, my bicycling has been rationed for a while—though fortunately the ration goes up weekly!—and more particularly I have been advised that it would be unwise to sprint or hammer for a few months, till things heal up in the old thinkpot. I never have thought of myself […]


Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, September 8, 2012

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, September 8, 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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Opportunity Lost

Often it’s the little things that help a city work—bike racks are a case in point, as are public trash cans, pocket parks, sidewalk café seating, and such. All slight adjustments of the common realm that make life more pleasant, less stressful, more productive. But so often municipal administrations are mired in procedural and perceptual […]

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