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My winter cycling cred

I’ve been a year round utility cyclist since the 1980s. Whilst living in Illinois and Colorado, that meant cycling to work in occasionally extreme weather. You just deal with it. Six years in California, however, has softened me.

Why the winter bike commute is fun

Warren asks “WHY?” about his bike commute today when it was 19°F (-7°C) outside. I live in sunny and warm California now, but some benefits that I recall: I don’t worry about a dead car battery. I don’t shovel my entire driveway just to back the car into the street. I don’t sweep snow off read more »

Prepare for flooding

Dust off your raingear, California cyclists: rain is likely this winter throughout most of California. Predictions have firmed up considerably for epic rain due to El Niño conditions beginning in December or January for Northern California.

Friday’s Pro Tip: Don’t try to bike through a police barricade when a maniac in the national capital starts shooting. Even Canadian law enforcement will take you down, albeit politely and with utmost professionalism. More bike news below the photo of cyclist Bernard Desgagne on the ground. #457676706 /

Specialized Globe Source Eleven

Specialized now sells the ‘multitasking’ Source Eleven for commuting and touring.

Since my office move from Menlo Park to Santa Clara I intended a weekly bike ride over the Santa Cruz mountains to work. That plan fell victim to my sloth, until today.