Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Silicon Valley bikey events this weekend

The Los Altos (CA) History Museum began exhibiting “Pedal Power: From Wacky to Workhorse” last April. As part of this summer-long bike theme, the museum has two special events over the weekend.

Look at me! Look at me!

You’ve seen bikes covered with glow-in-the-dark and reflective surfaces. They look cool, but they might not provide the eye-popping visibility that you really expect. What if there was a captivating coating for your bike that increases your conspicuity while looking sexy? Darkside Scientific has developed an electroluminescent (EL) coating system that can be painted onto read more »

Parking in Santa Cruz California

Ramona Turner’s “Street Smarts” column in the Sentinel addresses the issue of storing private property on public rights-of-way in Santa Cruz, while also discussion the multitude of scofflaw cyclists. It occurs to me that a solution to the first issue presents itself.

Team Sky rests in style

How’s a Jaguar F-Type CoupĂ© grab you as a team support vehicle? How long before a Specialized team runs with McLaren autos for their team support vehicles?

Why everybody rides the train in Japan

Video shows what driving a car looks like in Yokohama, Japan.

A teaser video for … a new bike lock?

Kryptonite released this video about a new “Messenger Collection” of bike locks designed with input from New York bike couriers. I initially ignored the video because “Collection” almost sounds like a stylistic change. I like Kryptonite’s colored sleeves for their u-locks, but producing this pre-announce video two months before product launch probably signals something a read more »