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Rainy days

While Canada and much of the northern half of the USA have had sub- sub- sub- sub-freezing temperatures, I’ve been having to suffer through drizzly rain all week in California. Here’s the news and oddball stuff from around the world of bicycle blogs. Warren found this unusual unicycle. Amgen Tour of California adopts “adopt the read more »

Bicycle commuting and international business travel

Rented Kona Ute at Bristol terminus of Bristol & Bath Railway Path On a recent business trip to Bristol, U.K., I decided to stay in the city center and bicycle-commute to the company site on the city outskirts. Local co-workers direly predicted that I would be instantly killed by hostile drivers, demonstrating if nothing else read more »

Don’t panic and carry a towel

Lady Fleur gives advice on cycling during those spring showers we so desperately need. The only thing I’d add for eyeglass wearers: bring a rag or small towel. I carry mine in my back pocket. More bike stuff below the good advice.

Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist

Among the 13 stories published in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes is “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist,” in which a Victorian gal on a bike is stalked by a fixie riding hipster.

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Ellen Fletcher, Holocaust survivor

Many San Francisco Bay Area cyclists know about Ellen Fletcher’s long history of promoting cycling in and around Palo Alto. She served on the Palo Alto City Council in the late 70s and as Vice Mayor in 1980-81, where she worked to promote cycling through changes in city code, and was instrumental in lobbying Caltrain read more »

Recovery

I think I’ve recovered from my four day weekend and I’m back in the swing of things. I spent the holiday playing around with MapQuest’s new bike route API to create this bike route application. It works in all of North America (yes, including Mexico and Canada) and Europe and even crosses national boundaries. It read more »