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54 miles per hour

54 mph is the fastest I’ve ever gone on a bicycle. This personal record was wind and gravity assisted on St. Vrain Road in Boulder County, Colorado as I zoomed east toward Longmont out of the Rocky Mountain foothills from Highway 36. If I recall correctly, the speed limit on St. Vrain Road is 40 read more »

At least one person didn’t make it over the hill this morning

I was on my way to the office sitting on the bus when the driver of a gravel truck lost control and demolished five or six other vehicles a couple of miles in front of me.

Why land use matters for cycling advocacy

Stephen and Kate Downing live in Palo Alto, California, where they split the rent with Stephen’s sister and her family. Kate works as an attorney in Santa Clara, while Stephen is a software developer in downtown Palo Alto. They probably have a combined income well north of a quarter of million per year, but they read more »

Caltrans studies bicycle crash risk

Alert: Wonky stuff ahead. Although the absolute numbers of bicycle crashes in California have long been available through the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), evaluating crash risk has been difficult because of poor exposure data — we don’t track the number of miles people ride on a daily basis like we do for automotive read more »

SF Bay Area bike events

Don’t forget – the 8th Annual San Francisco Bicycle Expo takes place Saturday, November 21, 2015, 11AM to 5PM at the Cow Palace in Daly City. There’s lots more going on before the heavy rain begins in a month or two.

Entering Tsunami Hazard Zone

People in Santa Cruz County California were stuck in gas lines and traffic for hours after the 2011 Tohuku earthquake struck Japan. What’s your plan if there’s a real tsunami, and you have minutes to evacuate? Tsunami Awareness Week apparently began yesterday. People who live in, bike through, and visit coastal California should be aware read more »