Author Archives: David

Witness to a Bicycle Theft

I drive from Oakland to San Jose on Tuesdays to spend the afternoon with my son. I’ve been using Zipcar to make the weekly trip for the past few months, and It’s working well for me. My trips are usually uneventful. The end to last Tuesday’s trip was an exception.

Pedalfest 2011 @ Jack London Square

“Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm at Jack London Square. Pedalfest is for everyone –from the recreational rider and casual observer to the seasoned cyclist– to share in the joy of riding.” Take your bike on the East read more »

Bruce Gordon’s ABSHWDD, this Sunday

I’m takin’ the day off Sunday, June the 26th, so I can attend the esteemed Mr. Gordon’s ABSHWDD (Another Big Stinkin’ Handbuilt Whoop-de-Doo) in Petaluma.

The Actual Ride

One of my favorite destinations, for so many reasons.

San Francisco Wiggle PSA

“San Francisco has too many hills and too much traffic to be enjoyable and safe for cyclists.” Or: “The Urban Myth that desperately needs to be exposed for what it really is: a myth.” San Francisco has long been a great place to ride, and broad-spectrum bicycle infrastructure upgrades have made it even better in read more »

13-year-old Cyclist Killed in Traffic Accident

The city of Alameda, California, is known for its flat topography, low traffic volume, a near city-wide 25 MPH speed limit, and bike-friendliness. Alameda is my home, and I feel quite safe riding around town with my 9-year-old son. My sense of safety is shaken today. The life of Brandon Sorensen, a well-liked student at read more »