Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Santa Cruz: One of a kind stolen bike

Local businessman Rafael Ortiz is on the board of directors of the USA Cycling Board of Directors. He owns a one-of-a-kind USA Cycling team Olympic bike. It was, sadly, stolen, and he asks the public to keep an eye out for it.

Seen in the wild: Bicycle Safety Wing

I saw this guy with his Bicycle Safety Wing on the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose, CA the other day.

Kaci Hickox rides a bicycle

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and defies quarantine orders after her return home to Maine, went for a bike ride this morning.

Japan’s mahogany bikes in the news

Some of you might remember the mahogany laminate bicycles built by shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano and shown at the Japan Handmade Bicycle Fair in 2010. Sano and his “Sanomagic” bikes are once again making in appearance in the mainstream media. #457982948 / gettyimages.com

Strava labs KOM maps

A few days ago, Tom in Brazil told me about Strava Labs new KOM map tool. You can look at a map of the segments for which you own the KOM and QOM. “Segments” are user-defined routes in Strava by which Strava users can compare themselves against other riders who bike the same route. Whoever read more »

Waterproof renewal

The U.S. National Weather Service tells me to expect rain all day on Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’ve discovered that your rain jacket isn’t as waterproof as it used to be, you can rehabilitate the waterproofing with various products.