The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Regions, with temperatures expected well into the 90s today and through the weekend.
The high pressure system stalling out means traffic to area beaches will look like this tonight through Sunday.
Bikes will be a great way to get past all of that.
More bike news and links below.
We have a new pump track in Scotts Valley, CA in Santa Cruz County. A grand opening ceremony takes place Saturday morning at 10 AM. I was concerned that track construction would block off a popular social trail connecting Skypark with the KMart parking lot. I’m happy to see the volunteer trail workers preserved this informal shortcut.
Sacramento cargo bike families.
TED Talks: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?
Bikes invade the White House.
Shhhhh… don't tell the Secret Service. pic.twitter.com/SdyaNzSM39
— Bike Lobby (@BicycleLobby) September 30, 2014
Did you know the U.S. Secret Service has a bike patrol?
Cranky bike lane critics.
You might remember I ordered my first pair of prescription sports shades earlier this year through SportRX. When I called to talk about my order, the customer service guy I reached was riding his bike inside the office. For real. Their brick and mortar showroom in San Diego is known for the sag stop on the Rose Canyon Bike Path. It’s normally well stocked with food, water, electrolyte drinks and other goodies, but they’ve had a problem with people cleaning out their supply. Inside the store, supplies and tools for minor repairs are available for anybody who needs a break.
It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that Outside Magazine named SportRX among the best places to work for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll find a few other familiar names like Strava, Camelbak and Patagonia on that list, along with several interesting businesses of all sizes that you’ve never heard of.
NY Times Op Ed: Why drivers get away with murder.
Well Dallas has been installing several bike lanes over the last couple years and now they have Ebola. Maybe they'll learn from this.
— Bob Gunderson (@Bob_Gunderson) October 1, 2014
Security consultant Bruce Schneier periodically runs a “Movie Plot Threat” contest. Try this submission on for size: Terrorists pack enough explosives into a subway under Beverly Hills High School to blast through thick concrete walls and 100 feet of rock to decimate the hopes and dreams of hundreds of students. Uh huh.
Have a great weekend a keep cool!