(…and no, I’m not talking about a collision!)
I sometimes catch the 1st Street trolley to whisk me from downtown San Jose to River Oaks Station, which in turn is a little over a mile from the office. The trolley normally travels at something like 40 MPH down 1st street north of Japantown, but it makes frequent stops that drops the average speed to maybe 25 MPH. I think taking the light rail is a little bit fast than biking, but I’ve never actually compared the times.
This morning, I just happened to turn onto 1st on my bike just as the trolley left the station, so I race the train to see which is faster.
Who won this short 4 mile race? Me or the train? Answer below Wednesday’s bike links.
Farewell to Yehuda Moon.
Minnesota DOT in the process of drafting their 50 year transportation plan. Public input is solicited.
Bikes For the Rest of Us looks at Terry’s new Burlington upright bike.
Steamboat Bike Summit begins Thursday.
Carlton rewrites an old song.
One of a kind, hand painted bicycle helmets.
Oh, the irony: Scott Walker’s $25 million highway interchange to nowhere in Wisconsin.
Married couples at Interbike.
San Francisco cyclists like the new Volkswagen Beetle, or something.
Joey’s Okay tees. Ha!
I’ve seen people with these dollar store air horns on their bikes.
Zombie Bicycle Girl is a star.
Crime rate in Ashland, OR jumps 8% because of a huge increase in bike thefts.
The Single Witness Suicide Swerve strikes again! This time, it’s a guy on a bike who swerved into a motorcycle cop.
PowerPoint, Christian faith and learning to ride a bike.
I just barely kepts up with the San Jose 1st Street trolley this morning. The trolley jumped ahead two or three blocks. I’d catch up as the train stopped for passengers, then the train jumped ahead again. Trolley vs bike, for me, is mostly a draw. Since I must wait four or five minutes for the train anyway, the bike will almost always win. I sweat a lot less in the train, of course. The train is also handy for rain days or when I don’t feel like exerting myself.