Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Merge Too Far

I’ve written about the Glendale-Hyperion bridge before on this blog (here and here), but I never really looked hard enough at the problematic merge of the upper and lower decks of the bridge at the northern end. The bridge will soon be refurbished, and, while some arcane requirement forbids the DOT (or so it claims) […]


Roaring Nights at LA Zoo, with Bike Valet!

TONIGHT is the last night for the Los Angeles Zoo’s “Roaring Nights” summer parties, so saddle up and head out to party with gorillas and elephants while enjoying bands, DJs, food trucks, comedians, and—free bike valet, courtesy of the LACBC! Not only that, but the LA River bike path takes you straight there from NELA, […]


Birth of a Network

Just the other day, as I turned onto Crescent Heights at its southern end on my way home from the Far West Side, I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice new bike lane. Crescent Heights is a great exercise in utility for Westside riders, since it provides a tranquil and well-paved alternative to La […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, July 21, 2013

We’re hosting another slow-paced ride to Chinese brunch this Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA shop at 10 a.m., the ride leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns later in the day (usually close to 1:30 p.m.). No bike? No problem! We rent single speed cruisers (with helmets) for […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on July 18, 2013

This video is a quick walk-through of our shop on July 18, 2013. We’ve got some Beater Bikes (single and three-speed) bikes available as well as a few Linus bikes – with a nice emphasis on Linus’ excellent bag, rack, and basket selection. Our Wald basket and rack selection has been expanded and our Yepp […]

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The Real Econ 101

She may just be the future of commerce… Slate recently ran an article that doesn’t mention bicycling but should still interest most readers of this blog. Entitled “Econ 101 is killing America”—to which I would add, it ain’t doing no favors for the rest of the world either. It details how so many broad, often […]

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Identity Crisis

One way to do it (in Emeryville in the East Bay) “Neighborhood Greenways” have become an important part of cycling networks in cities throughout the US, and are on the books, though not really on the streets yet, for Los Angeles as well. However, here they suffer from a nomenclatural dysfunction that has actually impeded […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Image from Waltarrrr on Flickr. Join us on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop for another bicycle art gallery tour. The ride leaves the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6 :30 p.m. and will return to the Bike Oven at the end of the ride at […]

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Following the Way

Little things count for a lot, or they often can. Wayfinding for urban cyclists is one that I think can be valuable as we transition into the Bicycle Millenium. After all, the most convenient car routes are not always the most comfortable bike routes. Many an incipient rider has been scared off two wheels by […]

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