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Folk cycling

“Folk cycling” is the antithesis of “vehicular cycling.” While vehicular cycling is the practice of bicycling in a visible and predictable manner in accordance with the principles of driving any other vehicle on the road, most cyclists don’t believe the rules of the road apply to them. They either don’t care about the law, don’t read more »

Live wires on the road and neighborly mountain folk

If you ride in the hills around the Bay Area during high winds, be prepared to find closed roads due to fallen trees and live power lines.

Cycling in Benin: Donation Drive for Benin National Team

Our favorite former pro racer turned Peace Corps Volunteer and blogger, Christoph Herby, has stirred up tremendous interest in supporting the Benin National Team with his recent “Cycling in Benin” posts. His most recent post is “Dreaming of the Champs Elysées.”

Bike consultation and cycling trends

If the number of folks that I’m consulting on building their first real transportation bikes is any gauge of trends in culture then good times lie ahead for cycling!!! In the last 3 months, I’ve mostly designed new bike builds for 5 people here in Colorado, (the CTO of the company where I work, a read more »

Counterpoint to Cohen’s ethical scofflaw argument

Ethicist Randy Cohen’s essay on the ethics of running red lights has gone viral over the weekend. Cohen argues that cyclists who run red lights (after ensuring the intersection is clear) cause no harm, so there’s no ethical breach when they do so. Financial journalist and New York cyclist Felix Salmon argues that cyclists who read more »

California Central Coast, single file riding, and the 3 foot law

Remember way back in 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown vetoed California’s second attempt at a three foot passing law? That version of the bill included a provision allowing passing drivers to cross the double yellow line on substandard lane widths when it’s safe to do so, as demonstrated by the passing Nissan SUV in the read more »