Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Mount Tam Bombr Bike

Mike in San Francisco was underemployed a couple of years ago, so he taught himself welding via YouTube videos and built what he calls the Bombr Bike. More photos below, because there’s more here to this frankenbike than initially meets the eye.

Sriracha cycling socks

How did I not know about these Rooster Sauce wool blend cycling / running socks from Sock Guy? Buy from Amazon. Sockguy sizing: S/M fits men USA shoe size 5-9, women size 6-10, or Euro sizes 37-42. L/XL fits men sizes 9-13, women 10-14, Euro 43-48.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Bogota’s “Cycling Fever”

Back when the recently deceased Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a journalist for El Espectador in 1955, he reported on the scofflaw cyclists who endangered ordinary citizens.

Kim Kardashian rides a bicycle

    Kim Kardashian was seen riding a bike during a photoshoot in which she’s apparently emulating Audrey Hepburn. More at Yahoo Celebrity: Kim Kardashian Falls Flat While Channeling Audrey Hepburn. Via Mark Volpe of Arizona. See more photos of notable people on bikes at my Celebrities on Bikes section of Cyclelicious. Steven Rea’s coffee read more »

#ReplaceBikeWithCar Portola Valley California

Portola Valley, California is a wealthy town nestled in the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. With an average median income of $244,000 per year, it’s the sixth wealthiest community in California with the ninth most expensive housing in the nation. It’s also a great place to ride. Residents of Portola read more »

The President of Turkey rides a bicycle

Turkish President Abdullah Gul (wearing the dark track suit) rides a bicycle before the start of the Presidential Bicycle Tour, in Ankara, April 11, 2014. Photo: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images