Monthly Archives: February 2014

Crossing Curves

Empires fall, and other empires rise…and sometimes, if you’re very very lucky, you get that messy democracy that so frightens those who wish fervently to think of themselves as a natural eilte. The “Best and Brightest,” for example, who brought the world to the brink of economic dissolution, or the pollutocrats who feel that piling […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 10 a.m. On Sunday, February 23, 2014 for a slow paced ride to Chez Antoine in Highland Park. We are going for crepes! The ride departs at 10:30 and returns around 1 p.m. Any questions?

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Look, Ma! No Bike Shorts!

A recent “Voice of San Diego” article explored one particular business owner’s opposition to bike lanes because the project would take away a few parking spaces. This article is notable for the comments, several of which point out that there remain plenty of unused parking space available 24/7 in the area of the restaurants whose […]

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Who pays for Cedillo’s inaction on safe streets & #fig4all?

What does it cost Gil Cedillo to delay and “study” the North Figueroa Street bike lanes and road diet? So far, it’s only cost him some bad press in the LA blogosphere. What does Gil Cedillo’s stalling mean for the people living in his council district? If you’re the daughter of the man pictured above […]

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To Build a Neighborhood

On my way home from NELA, I often take Rollers’ Wiggle out of Chinatown to Sunset Boulevard. In doing so, I pass near the intersection of Sunset and Figueroa. And that has set me thinking of the metaphrical intersection of those two streets: Sunset Boulevard, through Echo Park and Silverlake, a thriving valley of successful […]

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Los Angeles cycling caps back in stock at Flying Pigeon LA

We just got another bunch of Los Angeles cycling caps in stock at the shop. They come in two sizes: L/XL and S/M. They shrink a little bit once you wash them so you’ll probably want to buy one that’s a teensy bit loose. These were manufactured down in San Diego (quelle horreur!) but we […]

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20% to 30% off Bikes & Helmets Sale

The weather is bad and everyone’s looking for a deal – so look no further than the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop! Come and buy one of the bikes on our shop floor and we’ll knock 20% off the sticker price. In-store & in-stock items only. Our helmets are all marked down 30%. In-store and […]

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Just a bike lane? What #fig4all really wants is …

  It has been an exciting couple of weeks for Figueroa For All (or #fig4all as it is known on Twitter): going after Councilman Gil Cedillo for answers about the delayed North Figueroa Street bike lanes and coming together in solidarity at rides and meetings. What is clear is bike lanes are not enough for […]


Studies Have Shown….

The cold glass atrium at CalTrans District 7’s building downtown may look futuristic,however, its tenants’ policies are anything but…. “Studies have shown” is a much-maligned phrase among those of us who “create our own reality,” as Shrub’s lackey Karl Rove once said. But the truth is, that the truth isn’t revealed by guessing, wishing, hoping, […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, February 8, 2014

Join us this month on another Spoke(n) Art bike ride on Saturday, February 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a slow-paced, monthly, tour of galleries open for NELAart’s Second Saturday – a special night when area galleries and studios open their doors to the […]

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