Author Archives: Richard Masoner

National Bike Challenge begins Sunday

TL;DR Summary: Click through to the National Bike Challenge, login or register, and link your account to Strava, MapMyRide, or Endomondo so your stats are automatically updated. If you don’t use these tracking apps, you can log your miles manually. It’s easy, and it’s kind of fun. Keep reading for more details.

Bike school: Should people on bikes be required to use bike paths?

Happy Friday, all. I occasionally participate in the weekly BikeSchool Twitter conversation that takes place every Thursday night beginning at 6 P.M. California time. A “professor” asks a series of questions to generate discussion on bike-related topics. Last night’s guest professor, Matthew Dyrdahl, is the Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for the city of Minneapolis, MN. read more »

More keyless bicycle wheel locks

After posting about the Kyrptonite keyless wheel security devices yesterday, I learned similar products have been on the market for years. Zefal’s “Lock’N Roll” locking skewers and seatpost clamp have apparently been on the market for about a decade. Unlike the Kryptonite WheelBoltz and WheelNutz, these are quick-release levers, so no tools are required.

Keyless security for your bike wheel

Bicycle wheel security without special keys using Kryptonite Gravity WheelNutz and WheelBoltz Kryptonite announced these products a couple of years ago and I completely missed them because I was so focused on their then-new “Messenger Mini+,” which is the Kryptonite Mini with a rear wheel shackle designed specifically for quick locking and unlocking. Kryptonite also read more »

10th Anniversary SF2G Bayway Ride on Thursday

10 years ago yesterday, Brett Lider of Google announced the first Bayway ride to an internal bike discussion list at Google that would eventually morph into the public SF2G ride announcement list. Ride leader Brett Lider (still of Google) says “We should celebrate by riding bikes.” The ride departs 6:30 A.M. from Ritual Coffee on read more »

How to enable bike mode on Fitbit Surge

Fitbit was at the Sea Otter Classic last weekend handing out their Fitbit Surge “Fitness Superwatch” to media folks. Like their other fitness watches, the Surge monitors your activity during the day to help you achieve your fitness and health goals. Unlike their other watches, however, the Surge includes a GPS receiver. This watch is read more »