Monterey Bay region Complete Streets policy request for comments

Published / by Richard Masoner / 2 Comments on Monterey Bay region Complete Streets policy request for comments

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) in California requests comments for their draft of a Complete Streets policy to guide transportation planning and spending in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. AMBAG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Monterey Bay Region, and is responsible for allocating certain Federal and State funds […]

UL: DIY box fan filters are probably safe

Published / by Richard Masoner / 2 Comments on UL: DIY box fan filters are probably safe

You’ve seen the formula: 20 inch box fan ($30) + 20 inch furnace filter ($10) + duct tape ($5) = a quick, effective, DIY home air purifier for under $50. How effective are they? I measured my homebrew filter (made with a MERV11 filter), and it dropped the indoor air quality AQI from 57 to […]

What do you wear for this cool weather riding?

Published / by Richard Masoner / 5 Comments on What do you wear for this cool weather riding?

In my part of California, we have at least another couple of weeks of unseasonably cool weather. After several years of heat waves and drought in the Golden State, I forgot how to kit up for riding when it’s 55 degrees Fahrenheit. My upper body is fine — a windproof vest or jacket feels about […]

Public comments open for Santa Cruz Rail Trail Segment 12 Draft EIR

Published / by Richard Masoner / 1 Comment on Public comments open for Santa Cruz Rail Trail Segment 12 Draft EIR

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will hold a public hearing to solicit community input on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (DEIR/EA) for the proposed Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project and Highway 1 Auxiliary Lane/Bus-on-Shoulder project. The proposed project includes construction of northbound and southbound auxiliary lanes between the State Park […]

Chargel: A different kind of sports beverage

Published / by Richard Masoner / 2 Comments on Chargel: A different kind of sports beverage

I routinely receive media invites to try various sports recovery supplements and almost deleted an invite to try “Chargel Gel Drink” when I noticed an interesting detail. This recovery drink comes from a Japanese candy company? Of course I have to try it! Morinaga is famous for its HI-CHEW fruit-flavored chewy candies. I love Hi-Chew […]