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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 »

Charity rides

Turning Wheel for Kids cycling team wants to raise $60,000. This Bay Area group build bikes for kids in need, and they’re using the July 10 Death Ride as a fundraising opportunity. (Via Jodi in the Bay Area)

Happy Friday Bike News

Last night I ran into Carlos Babcock (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition), Pat Giorini (Bike San Mateo County) and Shirley Johnson (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition) at a Caltrain station handing out bike tags and taking photos of people boarding the train bike car. Carlos seems amazed that he’s seen me all around Silicon Valley and the read more »