Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Waterproof cycling socks

I’ve mentioned SealSkinz waterproof socks a couple of times on these pages. They’re thin socks with a waterproof, breathable lining and are a favorite among kayakers and winter cyclists. I recently discovered similar socks branded “Dexshell” from a Chinese company. I’m still reviewing them but I’m already impressed.

Tweaks to my old map app

After several years of inattention, I’ve finally tweaked my old online bike routing application.

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 »

Free parking on Black Friday at 49 California state parks

To avoid the mess of Black Friday shopping traffic, the Save the Redwoods League of California encourages you to #optoutside and drive your car to any of 49 California State Parks the day after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2015 with free parking passes when you sign up for their mailing list. Although the long range weather read more »

Hump Day bike news: SF bike politics, Sondors in the wild, Accidental Argyle

Happy Happy Hump Day. We had another wonderful San Jose Bike Train this morning, with three of our seven riders wearing argyle with absolutely no pre-planning whatsoever on our apparel because we’re so awesomely in tune with each other. I also learned from Janet that the Mountain View City Council approved a new city bike 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.