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Happy Hump Day, all! I took my bike into a refreshing drizzle in the Santa Cruz Mountains this morning. The National Weather Service says we can expect under quarter inch at the very very most between this morning through Friday, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts. Find ICYMI bike news below the photo of read more »

New video: How does a bicycle stay upright?

Have you ever wondered why some bikes are easier to ride than others? I’ve discussed a few times on these pages the physics of bicycles, but this new video from Minute Physics is by far the best explanation I’ve seen that answers the frequently asked question, “How does a bicycle stay upright?”

Use cases for Garmin’s new traffic radar

In case you missed it, Garmin announced their Garmin Varia rearview bike radar, which signals the rider of traffic approaching from the rear. There’s tremendous interest in this gizmo and I’m sure I’ll see at least a few on-bike radar devices after this product launches in October, but I’m curious: what is the actual benefit read more »

Strava FlyBy button: New?

I know the Strava “missed connections” feature has been around for a while now, but somebody recently pointed this out to me: Is this “Go To FlyBys” button new?

Visit Caletti Cycles new digs in Santa Cruz CA

Local frame builder Caletti Cycles has moved to the live/work Delaware Project on the west side of Santa Cruz, CA. They invite you to their open house this weekend, Saturday, April 25, at 104 High Road from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New barbed wire on a bike path

What do you think of this newly installed barbed wire fence immediately adjacent to the Ralston Bike Trail in San Mateo County CA?