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Dogs vs bike in Thailand

Attention California: Expect cold rain Tuesday afternoon, so don’t forget your rain jacket before leaving the house in the morning. I was just riding along this morning when I saw a woman in a yellow jacket walking her late 1980s Diamondback trail bike. She had her first ever flat tire five miles away from home read more »

San Jose Bike Train rolls on Wednesday, and a question

The outside temperature should be around 50°F / 10°C when San Jose Bike Train rolls at 8 AM Wednesday morning from Diridon Station. Per usual, we’ll stop by Bel Bacio in Little Italy shortly afterwards to round up those who would like to wait for their train in the comfort of a cozy cafe.

Live wires on the road and neighborly mountain folk

If you ride in the hills around the Bay Area during high winds, be prepared to find closed roads due to fallen trees and live power lines.

Speed over safety: Impeding traffic on a six lane boulevard

By now you’ve seen the news about the Google autonomous car that was pulled over for driving too slowly. This happened on El Camino Real at Rengstorff Avenue in the city of Mountain View, CA. Guess which area of Mountain View is the most dangerous for pedestrians?

California bike politics and transportation funding

California State Senator Jim Beall, the powerful head of the California Senate Transportation Committee who happens to represent most of Santa Clara County (aka “Silicon Valley”), is well known around these parts for his long-time friendliness to bike advocates going back at least 20 years to his time serving as a Santa Clara County Supervisor. read more »

Sandy Plenty rides a bicycle

Sandy Plenty was diagnosed at age three with primary pulmonary hypertension, which leads to shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing and other symptoms that limit physical exertion.