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Blast from the past

A few people were disappointed that I didn’t architect an April Fools joke this year. Last year, I, Carlton Reid, Arleigh Jenkins and Tim Grahl created the April Fools Joke heard ’round the world (literally! – Morgan Hill got hundreds of phone calls from concerned dealers and suppliers in response to this “news”, and more read more »

Manic Monday

It’s going to be a super busy week for me, so here’s a shotgun blast of bike news. Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors seen in Urbana, Illinois. Team Abu Dhabi? Ina Reinders poses for a photo during a press conference announcing the creation of this Triathlon team created by the emirate’s tourism authority. More here. Bicycle Design: read more »

Bikes May Use Full Runway (Not)

As a teen I shared the road with military aircraft. This story of a guy who was knocked from his bike by an American Airlines flight at LAX reminds me of my own personal encounter with jet blast on a military base.

Weekend traffic forecast

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 read more »

Defensive riding

In my categorization of More Vulnerable Users, tractor trailers are more dangerous than delivery trucks, which are more dangerous than pickups and SUVs, which are more dangerous than cars, which in turn are more dangerous than motorcycles, which are more dangerous than bicycles, which are more dangerous than people on foot. The higher you are read more »

Don’t try this at home, kids

File this under Stupid Bike Tricks. Surveillance video at a railroad crossing near Waterbeach, England shows a woman on a bike blasting past the barriers at an active railroad and stopping her bike in the nick of time as a train zooms by inches from her front wheel. She seems to take stock of her read more »