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Talking about bicycles

In 1946, author C.S. Lewis published his short essay “Talking about bicycles,” in which he describes the simple happiness of riding a bicycle, even for utilitarian trips. C.S. Lewis never bought a car and never learned to drive “very well.” Click through to read Lewis’s essay. “Talking about bicycles,” said my friend, “I have been read more »

Bicycles

Momentum Magazine issue 43 pushed to the web this morning. This issue includes a 2010 Gear Guide which includes my review of Sanyo’s Eneloop bicycle. I’ll post a little more about this bike here later, but for now: Mostly, it’s a pretty cool electric bike. Butterflies and flowers optional. Report: Cycling is bigger than hunting read more »

Immigrant laborers on bicycles

I don’t know about your area, but where I ride the vast majority of cyclists ride cheap flea market bikes and speak Spanish. The areas around Home Depot are littered with their bikes chained to trees and fences. These cyclists hug the gutter, go the wrong way, often ride without lights or any other safety read more »

Notes from the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

I attended the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit last Wednesday along with about 200 other people, which Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Director Shiloh Ballard tells me is the largest crowd they’ve had.

Sunnyvale: NIMBYs threaten Stevens Creek Trail extension

The cities of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos and Cupertino in California plan to extend the Stevens Creek Trail, connecting Mountain View’s popular five mile long trail with the one mile Stevens Creek Trail south of Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. An obstructionist group euphemistically calling themselves “Citizens for Responsible Trails” have packed the first read more »

Wind, cold, rain, bike-to-shop, and Sea Otter

Those in the San Francisco Bay Area no doubt noticed the cold front that whipped through our region over the Easter weekend. We’re pretty excited about the trace rainfall associated with that weather system. A second, stronger storm should arrive overnight, with a half inch or more of rain expected Tuesday morning. Remember, you can read more »