Waterproof cycling socks

I’ve mentioned SealSkinz waterproof socks a couple of times on these pages. They’re thin socks with a waterproof, breathable lining and are a favorite among kayakers and winter cyclists.

I recently discovered similar socks branded “Dexshell” from a Chinese company. I’m still reviewing them but I’m already impressed.

waterproof cycling socks

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Tweaks to my old map app

After several years of inattention, I’ve finally tweaked my old online bike routing application.

Cyclelicious Map with MapQuest bike directions

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Dogs vs bike in Thailand

Attention California: Expect cold rain Tuesday afternoon, so don’t forget your rain jacket before leaving the house in the morning.

I was just riding along this morning when I saw a woman in a yellow jacket walking her late 1980s Diamondback trail bike. She had her first ever flat tire five miles away from home and happily accepted my offer to help.

strava route Guadalupe River Trail San JOse

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Free parking on Black Friday at 49 California state parks

To avoid the mess of Black Friday shopping traffic, the Save the Redwoods League of California encourages you to #optoutside and drive your car to any of 49 California State Parks the day after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2015 with free parking passes when you sign up for their mailing list.

49 California State Parks free parking Black Friday #optoutside

Although the long range weather forecast shows a possibility of rain (and maybe even snow) across my part of California for next Wednesday and Thursday, Friday should be clear and crisp.

Unlike the National Park Service’s policy that favors auto access, those who are fortunate enough to be ambulatory can bike or walk into any California State Park for free on any day of the year.

For your free parking pass, fill in your deets and download your pass.

Hump Day bike news: SF bike politics, Sondors in the wild, Accidental Argyle

Happy Happy Hump Day. We had another wonderful San Jose Bike Train this morning, with three of our seven riders wearing argyle with absolutely no pre-planning whatsoever on our apparel because we’re so awesomely in tune with each other. I also learned from Janet that the Mountain View City Council approved a new city bike plan at their meeting last night.

Find more bike news below the photo of our cycleliciously argyle-clad gams.

San Jose Bike Train argyle ride

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San Jose Bike Train rolls on Wednesday, and a question

The outside temperature should be around 50°F / 10°C when San Jose Bike Train rolls at 8 AM Wednesday morning from Diridon Station. Per usual, we’ll stop by Bel Bacio in Little Italy shortly afterwards to round up those who would like to wait for their train in the comfort of a cozy cafe.

San Jose Bike Train meets at Bel Bacio Cafe

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