Search Results for: Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

Last week it was cold and rainy I was thinking about writing a winter cycling primer. Today, we’re supposed to be over 40° C (about a bazillion degrees F) in some parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a dry heat, though, and it really isn’t too bad. Keep yourself well hydrated and you read more »

Bike to work day weather and pollution forecast

Here’s the Silicon Valley forecast for Bike to Work Day 2008. In a nutshell: sunny, hot, and with elevated ozone levels. The “USG” in the graphic means “Unsafe for Sensitive Groups.” I still encourage you to ride your bicycle as fewer cars means less ozone, but stay hydrated, take it easy if you’re not heat read more »

Hump Day

Parts of Texas is into day 40 with high temperatures above 100 degrees, and they’re well on track to beat their previous 42 day record set in 1980. When a strong high pressure like the one over Texas occurs, instability around the edges of the system can results in storms along that periperhy. That’s why read more »

Recreational computing while commuting

Happy Hump Day. I hope your Wednesday has been as free of flats as mine as been so far. I began the day writing and running my first ever Android app — a trivial “Hello World” program — during my 30 minute bus ride over the Santa Cruz Mountains. After that, I rode seven uneventul read more »

Heat acclimatization

You can bike in hot weather if you take it slow and easy. While parts of the U.S. Midwest and South have suffered high temperatures for several weeks now, cyclists in my part of northern California finally get to experience temperatures in the 90s as summer begins this week. Summer 2012 Update: Heat acclimation tips read more »

Happy Hump Day

Sunny with mild temperatures in the SF Bay Area, which is perfect biking weather!