Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mayor “Deep V” Announces Bikeshare, Bike Giveaway

Well, that’s what my wife Gina has called Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa since a tumble off his bike a couple of years ago spurred him to promote bike safety and bikeways in a big way, as part of his legacy as LA’s “transportation mayor.” “Deep V” called a meeting at the Boys and Girls […]


All Wet

I’m continually bemused by the slack-jawed horror with which US cyclists of almost all varieties behold fenders. Though this is changing, it seems that the dictates of hipness still require one to pretend to competitive aspirations and the attendant need for a stripped-down bicycle. Just last Sunday I rode through a light rain to a […]


Bogota building a city for people #fig4all

I saw Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Columbia, give a talk in Los Angeles almost half a decade ago at the MTA headquarters. The impact of his talk still reverberates with me, and hopefully it will do the same for you in the above video from the e2 PBS documentary series in an episode […]

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Pedestrian death on Figueroa, a ray of hope from Copenhagen #fig4all

With recent news about a young man being crushed by an out of control drunk driver on North Figueroa Street two nights ago, I though now would be a good time to share this video with the bike community in Los Angeles again. Most of those commenting on the page for this car crash victim […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on December 14, 2012

In this video I walk around the shop just before opening the doors (and clearing the aisles) showing off some of the stuff we’ve got in stock. To start, we have some awesome cargo bikes like the Babboe City bakfiets and the Christiania cargo tricycle from boxcycles. We also have Bobbin Birdies, Beater bikes, Linus […]

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Negotiated Space

When I got on the Gold Line in South Pasadena yesterday I found the bikes and strollers space on my traincar occupied by three gigantic bags full of cans for recycling. A bit disappointed at first, I asked the fellow sitting nearest to them if they were his bags, and, when he affirmed that they […]


This one time, Ricki Lake took a ride in my cargo bike

It was on a sunny L.A. morning when I blasted down the hill at 9:10 a.m. on my way to a sound stage in Culver City on my trusty Workcycles bakfiets.


Test ride Flying Pigeon LA cargo bikes this Saturday at Santa Monica Family Bike Fest

Christiania test ride at Flying Pigeon LA We are hauling a couple of our cargo bikes across town for the Santa Monica Family Bike Fest this Saturday, December 8, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. If you live on the westside this […]

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Count on the County

Well, well, what a surprise a few weeks ago when I returned to the Marina del Rey area after an absence of a few weeks. What did I find there but…a paint-buffered cycle track on Fiji Way! Right where for years the only accommodation forf cyclists was a sign saying (contrary to state law) “Cyclists […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, December 16, 2012

What started as an excuse to try out some good food on our Chinese made bikes has become a monthly ride for us at Flying Pigeon Los Angeles. Leaving from our shop every 3rd Sunday morning our rides tend to move at a relaxed and leisurely pace as we head towards local dim sum palaces […]

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