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Bikes, traffic lights and video detection

I’ve been out of pocket for several days due to the American Memorial Day holiday weekend. I hope your weekend was as nice as mine. There was a lot of interest in last Friday’s post about bicycle detection for traffic lights at intersections, in which I uploaded a report about the state-of-the-art in 1985.

Up Chuck on Revolights City v2.0 Wheels

Revolights sent me a set of their City v2.0 Wheels a few weeks ago. These are wheels with Revolights light rings riveted to the rims. The v2.0 City Wheels come available with a fixed gear hub, a singlespeed hub, or a Shimano 9/10 speed compatible freehub with 36 spoke 2 cross. I am testing the read more »

New VTA ads highlight expanded service El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) began longer hours during the week and Sunday service on the popular 522 “Rapid” bus line, which connects East San Jose to Palo Alto along Alum Rock Avenue, Santa Clara Street, The Alameda, and El Camino Real. The 522 bus now runs until 10:30 PM during the week read more »

Free light & helmet giveaway downtown San Jose

The city of San Jose active transportation program has announced a free bike helmet and light giveaway just in time for this Friday’s Ugly Sweater Ride. Like the graphic says: adults only, must have bike, first come first serve in front of the MLK Library on San Fernando Street. My wife tells me I’ll be read more »


If you regularly commute by bike, you’ve likely figured out by now that you might need lights, especially for your evening commutes. I’ve had a couple of my meat-world friends ask for my specific recommendations, so here they are.

MJ-880 2000 lumen light

Last April I had the chance to ride around the Mazda Racetrack in Monterey at dusk testing out Magicshine’s 2000 lumen MJ-880 light. ┬áIt was… impressive, though that impressiveness comes at a cost, both monetarily (it’s around $200) and engineering. The unboxing is a little underwhelming – everything is fairly well packed but once you read more »