Monthly Archives: January 2013

Border Crossings

As Rod Stewart sang ages ago, “Every picture tells a story, don’t it?” And two pictures can tell a hell of a story…as you’ll see below. Here is Santa Monica’s treatment of Ocean Park Boulevard, which they call a “Complete Green Street”: And here’s a new bike lane on LA’s Jefferson Boulevard near Baldwin Hills: […]


Bakfiets Bunny Hop at Flying Pigeon LA

Rainy Thursday morning in LA? Sounds like a good time to show off your bakfiets bunny hop skills (recent life skill unlocked but never documented). The guy doing the bakfiets bunny hopping is Josef from Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. They sell cargo bikes like the Christiania cargo trike from Denmark and the Babboe bakfiets […]

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From Tweed to Beer

It was nothing like the dank chills of the Scottish Highlands—in fact it was clear, dry, and nearly eighty degrees—but unseasonal heat couldn’t quash the urge of two hundred LA area cyclists to dress in tweed and spin the pedals in an elegant if disorganized phalanx all around North Hollywood last Saturday. It was time […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, January 20, 2013

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, January 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. The ride departs at 10:30 a.m. We typically get back to the shop at 1 or 1:30 p.m. What started as an excuse to try […]

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In Training

The US transit world has slowly been waking up to the idea that the bicycle is the best solution to the last-mile problem—that is, the problem of how you get your patrons from the transit stop to where they’re going, if you don’t want to lay railroad tracks every half mile across the city. It […]


Looking for a #bikela friendly mayor?

Trash cans in the bike lane! Agh! Not again. Who will help us make LA bike friendly? Looking for a bike-friendly mayoral candidate? We are too! Mayor Antonio “Deep V” Villaraigosa is terming out of office – and that could spell the end for CicLAvia, an end to the aggressive bike lane plan implementation from […]

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Artist Stephan Pastis goes after cyclists for smug attitude, pectoral muscles

I wrote this message to the artist Stephan Pastis in response to the above comic, published on January 13, 2013. I know my response is smug and self-assured – but is that because I ride a bike or because I am a raging egomaniac? Maybe it is both. Anyway, read on: I have a mother […]


Multi-Billion Englander-Biscaino Bond a bad bet

The question posed to readers of our neighborhood news site, the Highland Park-Mt. Washington Patch, is “Would $3 Billion Pay to Fix Your Street?”. The $3 billion would come from yet another LA municipal bond and would cover only a fraction of the deferred maintenance LA’s streets need. I feel the question being asked is […]


Shop Closed this Sunday, January 13, 2013

They only turn 5 years old once. We’ve got a big bike birthday planned and can’t miss it – so we’re closing our shop doors on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Apologies for the inconvenience! Any comments or questions:

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Image: Mikey Wally on Flickr Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, January 12, 2013 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 […]

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