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For those about to ride, we salute you

A salute to Ian, David, Dan, Karen, Brent, Karl and Vinny, who joined this morning’s San Jose Bike Train.

South Vietnam Flag

Vinny, a regular bike train participant, is a Vietnamese guy who routinely bikes to his technology job in Santa Clara. This morning he rode his Bianchi San Remo, a lugged CrMo touring bike. In his heavily accented English, Vinny told me about AC/DC’s upcoming tour of Vietnam.

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Online bike registration for Santa Cruz CA residents

The city of Santa Cruz Police Department announced their online bicycle registration last week. Registration is free and and never expires. See details at the Santa Cruz Police Blog, which includes stories of successful stolen bike recovery because the owners registered their bikes.

California Bicycle License

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250 miles by bicycle rickshaw in “The Grey Escape”

“The Grey Escape” is an uplifting film about a group of Danish elderly people who go on a 250-mile road trip by bicycle from Denmark to Norway to deliver rickshaws to their elderly Norwegian neighbors.

The Grey Escape : Denmark to Norway by bicycle rickshaw

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Pedal faster for safety!

You know when you’re just riding along at 20 MPH and some guy in a car at the cross road glances briefly past you before he blows through the stop sign and cuts you off?

Apparently, research shows that pedaling cadence is one of the factors motorists use to judge your speed.

PEDAL FASTER

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Rules of the road vs local custom

While vacationing in Colorado earlier this month I biked through Garden of the Gods, a magnificent public park in the city of Colorado Springs where I encountered this combined pedestrian / bicycle lanes on the right side of a one-way road.

Juniper Loop Road Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs CO

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San Mateo County California BPAC: First meeting Thursday night!

The San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee was established by a Board of Supervisors Resolution in September 2015 to advise the Board of Supervisors on policies, plans, and programs that affect people walking and bicycling for transportation in unincorporated parts of the county. The first meeting of the newly established citizen committee takes place Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 7 pm, in City of San Mateo City Hall, Conference Room A.

Informal bike path

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