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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 »

Effetto Mariposa bicycle tire sealant and inflater

Cantitoe Road is a small importer and distributor of specialty products for bicycles. They sent me a sample of the “Espresso” bicycle tube inflator and sealant that they import from Effetto Mariposa (“the Butterfly Effect”) in Italy.

My winter cycling cred

I’ve been a year round utility cyclist since the 1980s. Whilst living in Illinois and Colorado, that meant cycling to work in occasionally extreme weather. You just deal with it. Six years in California, however, has softened me.

Specialized Globe Source Eleven

Specialized now sells the ‘multitasking’ Source Eleven for commuting and touring.

Heat acclimatization

You can bike in hot weather if you take it slow and easy. While parts of the U.S. Midwest and South have suffered high temperatures for several weeks now, cyclists in my part of northern California finally get to experience temperatures in the 90s as summer begins this week. Summer 2012 Update: Heat acclimation tips read more »

Friday roundup

Happy Friday, all! Rain and cool weather have arrived in Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area. By March or so I’ll be sick of it, but for now it’s a refreshing change as I ride my bike on wet roads.