Monthly Archives: January 2014

Los Angeles Bicycle Commuter Festival & Summit

AIDS/Lifecycle and the Bicycle Culture Institute announce a day-long festival and summit to entertain, educate, connect and inspire bicycle commuting in Los Angeles. February 16, 2014 The Village At Ed Gould Plaza 1125 North Mccadden Place Los Angeles, Ca 90038 Festival environment to connect with rides, community groups and brands. Indoor and outdoor workshops on […]

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Regime Change vs Messy Democracy

On January 22nd, a full week ago, I emailed CD1 Council Member Gil Cedillo’s office to ask after the bike lanes on North Figueroa. These lanes have been approved by the city council, and LADOT, previous council member Ed Reyes, and the community have attended numerous public meetings on the matter—I believe seven all told. […]

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Gil Cedillo freezes out #fig4all bike lanes

Is Gil Cedillo going to crush the legally approved, officially funded, North Figueroa Street bike lane project? Maybe. It is hard to tell since phone calls, emails, Tweets, Facebook posts, and several personal visits have yielded 0 responses from anyone on his staff over the course of the last two weeks. According to one city […]


Hot Tweed Action

You’d have to say that the weather had the laugh on last Saturday’s Tweed Ride in NE Los Angeles: there they were, three hundred people and their bikes, and most of them dressed for a cold day in the Scottish Highlands. It was 85°F, hot even for LA in January, but somehow fitting: after all, […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 10 a.m. On Sunday, January 19, 2014 for a slow paced ride to Chez Antoine I’m Highland Park. We are going for crepes! The ride departs at 10:30 and returns around 1:30 p.m. Any questions?

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The Other Bridge

We’ve paid a lot of attention to the Glendale/Hyperion bridge, connecting Silver Lake and East Hollywood to Atwater Village and Glendale. This is only right, as the bridge is a vital connection for cyclists (and pedestrians) needing to cross the river and freeway between the two areas, which are already bike-rich neighborhoods with attractive shopping […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on January 9, 2014

More wandering around the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop showing of our stock – which is almost all refurbished bikes at this point. From an early 2000’s Sparta Delphi Stadsfietsen to a rebuilt Raleigh Sports 19.5″ 3-speed from 1975, we’ve got a pretty nice line-up of city bikes to fit most budgets. I spend some […]

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Old Dynamo Light Repair at Flying Pigeon LA

I tried re-wiring, checking the bulbs, checking the dynamo, and wasting about a day trying to get this thing to work. I finally went out and bought a continuity meter at the local Home Despot and found out that the light mount wasn’t allowing electricity to flow through the shell of the light due to […]

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After All That Fuss. . . .

Last Sunday, on my way home from the Vélo Rétro ride through the San Gabriel Valley, I decided to head west on Colorado Boulevard, rather than follow my usual route through South Pasadena and Highland Park. I wanted to see the new bike lanes that had finally been installed, after so much contention, so many […]

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No Brewery Ride Today

Sorry folks, I have some family commitments today and can’t do the Brewery Ride on January 4, 2014. See you on the Spoke(n) Art Ride next Saturday?

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