Monthly Archives: November 2013

I’m Dreaming of a Green Friday. . . .

No need to crawl into your car, struggle through traffic jams to a mall, inch through a swarm of nervous metal to a parking slot, and buy cheap crap at corporate stores, just to give it to other people who have been buying the same cheap crap at identical stores somewhere else. You can turn […]


#fig4all NELA Holiday Parade Ride, Sunday, December 1, 2013 #bikela invited

Figure 1. Example from previous, slightly skeevier, bike entry. The Flying Pigeon LA bike shop, LACBC’s Ride Figueroa, Stan’s Bike Shop, East Side Bike Club, the Bike Oven, Crank LA, and lots of other local groups, lone wolves, and friends are going to ride bikes together in the NELA Holiday Parade taking place in Highland […]

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Learning from Others

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an extended complaint about the City of LA’s preferred choice for bike corrals, which we the taxpayers have sprung for twenty of. It’s a three-sided box which the LADOT has decided to place with the open side against the curb, making it tedious to maneuver a standard bike […]

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You Pays Your Money, and You Takes Your Choice

A couple of years ago, I wrote an essay called Who Pays, Who Plays: the Gas Tax Fallacy, which explores the cherished delusion most drivers desperately cling to that they pay for the roads through the gas tax, and that no one else—especially not cyclists!—merits even one square inch thereof. Now, this wasn’t true even […]


Flying Pigeon LA inventory on November 8, 2013

This 4 minute and change video is a brief walk-through of the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop on Friday, November 8, 2013. In the video I talk about our helmet selection – mostly Bern Watts, Berkeley, and Brentwod helmets at the moment. I walk past our rear pannier basket display – with rear baskets from […]

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Boxed In

The city of Portland, as you may have heard, recently installed its 100th bike corral—by which we mean real onstreet bike corrals that replace one or two curbside car parking spots with racks for twelve to twenty-four bicycles. Streetfilms celebrated the event with the delightful little video you see below: If that went by a […]


Ride bikes in the 2013 NELA Holiday Parade!

The 2013 NELA Holiday Parade is slated to take place on Sunday, December 1, 2013 and plans are afoot to prepare the largest, most coordinated, bike-group entry in NELA history. We want to show ourselves what we can do, with bikes, in a parade. The combined efforts of the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop, the […]


Ribbon-Cutting for LA’s 2nd Bike Corral

Council District 13 is hosting a ribbon-cutting for LA’s second bike corral tomorrow, Saturday, November 2nd, in Atwater—at Kaldi Coffee, 3147 Glendale Boulevard, at Madera. Just past the foot of the Glendale-Hyperion bridge…. Anyway, LADOT buried the announcement in a Facebook post put up just this morning—maybe they were afraid that actual cyclists would show […]

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