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What does a 250 watt bicycle motor mean?

Electric bicycles are rated in terms of the power rating of their motors. But what does it mean to have a “250 watt” motor on your bike?”

Bicycle careers March 27 2012

Spring is here and I see dozens of bike shop job openings for sales help and mechanics on Craigslist all around the nation. I don’t normally post these kinds of jobs since they’re very local and you’re not likely to relocate for something like that, but I’ll make an exception for this one since my read more »

Bicycle stuff

You might remember the 83 year old woman who rode her bicycle to safety when a tsunami hit Hachinohe, Japan. Taylor Anderson, who was last seen riding her bike in Ishinomaki, wasn’t as lucky: She’s the first known American casualty from the disaster in Japan. The 24 year old school teacher from Virginia worked for read more »

45 MPH!

Maybe I should try this competitive Strava stuff all of the middle aged cyclists I know are into. Last week, I hit 45 MPH on a flat straightaway on Central Expressway, and kept it above 40 mph for the one mile from Shoreline Boulevard to about Whisman Road. That’s Mark Cavendish’s speed when he sprints read more »

Pedal faster for safety!

You know when you’re just riding along at 20 MPH and some guy in a car at the cross road glances briefly past you before he blows through the stop sign and cuts you off? Apparently, research shows that pedaling cadence is one of the factors motorists use to judge your speed.

Sea Otter Classic 2016 begins in 10 days

The Sea Otter Classic and Festival 2016 begins Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Laguna Seca Raceway outside of Monterey, CA. This is mostly a mountain biking event, but there’s a good amount of road action and even a tiny bit of utility cycling in the consumer show area. Here’s what I’ll look for this read more »