June Gloom

While those of you in the U.S. Midwest and South swelter with record heat, La Niña cold water conditions in the Pacific Ocean coupled with a crazy jet stream delivering arctic air straight to the California coast has resulted in cold and rain for us in California. The radio weather forecaster began laughing like a crazy man and lost it on the air this morning. Me, I’ll just get on my bike and ride.

La Niña is now weakening and the jet stream is shifting back north to Canada, so we should begin to see a little sunshine in California soon.

Bicycle news

There was a bicycle race in Philadelphia this last weekend.

Bicycle Retailers and Industry News also did a dealer tour in Philly.

Ron and Alex

Bike valet parking volunteer writes about his fun experience in Hermosa Beach, CA.

DC Seersucker Social photo gallery by a professional photographer.

Pedestrians gripe about scofflaw cyclists in … Copenhagen?

This is extremely nerdy: Creating letter shaped GPS tracks in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Fashion model Hanneli Mustaparta rides a bicycle in a little white lace dress and huge black heels.

Do you want more cash? Live in a neighborhood with good transportation options.

Urban Velo reviews the Continental Contact 700×32 tire.

London Cycling Diary reviews Grip Lites handlebar lights.

Industry Outsider will review a Carbon Comfort Saddle.

Bike Hugger reviews Eider Jacket raingear.

Sister Sprocket upskirt.

Yet Another Bike Blog: The Deadly Nightshades: “Canadian all-girl midnight bike gang & design collective combined. We encourage ethical and sustainable design, as well as general mischief.”

June is Colorado Bike Month, and Bike to Work Day is coming up on June 22 for Colorado! High temperatures across the Front Range means potential record river flows as record high country snowpack melts and increases flooding danger.

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