Manic Monday bicycle news

Sorry for the super late post. I’m late sending a review of the Schwinn Tailwind ebike to Momentum Magazine and I’m running late. Watch for the review there in the March / April issue (assuming I get it to them in time!)

Schwinn Tailwind electric bicycle

Heavy snow brings transportation to a crippling halt in the UK. The >Guardian says biking in the snow is too hard. London Mayor Boris Johnson congratulates the ‘hardy’ drivers getting to work while he mentions non-chalently that “I came in here by bicycle; it is possible to get around.” Via.

Bike commuters take fewer sick days. Via.

Hugga: What are your bike ride roadside finds?

Fenders on George Hincapie’s custom built racing bicycle. Via Velo Orange.

The Sacramento Bike Kitchen has moved to a new location: 1915 I Street. Sac Bike Kitchen is a community bike shop offering tools, classes and repair space for the do it yourselfer.

Winter Biking Wiki — contribute your expertise.

Guide to promote cycling on Federal lands.

Open Street Map Mountain View Mapping Party, Saturday February 7th and Sunday February 8th, 11am-4pm at Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro Street, Mountain View , CA. OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth. They will loan out GPS devices to attach to your bike to help with the mapping.

Holier Than You is a fan of Lance Armstrong.

Next week: Get ready for the Ride of Your Life.

I’m taking this Thursday, February 5 off to attend the Caltrain Joint Powers Board meeting. Bike capacity on the trains is on the agenda. The meeting starts at 10 AM. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll bike all the way from San Jose (or even from Santa Cruz) Thursday morning, or if I’ll take the train and look a little more professional and presentable. Forecast is rain for Thursday, so it’ll be a fendered bike either way. Which way should I go, bike friends? Sweaty like a cyclist? Dressed in slacks and button shirt like a professional office dweeb? Or even a tie and sport jacket?

8 Comments

  1. Hah – TWEED was exactly what I was thinking before I came to the comments page. Fritz, I have a 38 tweed look-alike if you want to borrow.

  2. Hah – TWEED was exactly what I was thinking before I came to the comments page. Fritz, I have a 38 tweed look-alike if you want to borrow.

  3. Heh, Tweed sounds like a great idea.

    THanks for the offer, Jerry, but it's supposed to rain Thursday so I think I'll avoid borrowed threads for that day. I was near your neighborhood this morning, BTW — took #23 bus to the church, picked up a bike I left there Sunday night, biked on Williams/Bollinger to De Anza, past Apple, to Homestead and onto Foothill.

  4. Heh, Tweed sounds like a great idea.THanks for the offer, Jerry, but it's supposed to rain Thursday so I think I'll avoid borrowed threads for that day. I was near your neighborhood this morning, BTW — took #23 bus to the church, picked up a bike I left there Sunday night, biked on Williams/Bollinger to De Anza, past Apple, to Homestead and onto Foothill.

  5. Looking forward to the ebike review. Just one of the things that will help get more people on bikes.

  6. Looking forward to the ebike review. Just one of the things that will help get more people on bikes.

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