Last San Jose Bike Train of 2014

Rain is maybe forecast for Wednesday morning. Conditions on the Guadalupe River Trail are challenging from Santa Clara Street south, and at Montague Expressway. Note this tree, for example, wedged across the entire undercrossing at Montague Expressway.

Shoulda brought my chainsaw. This tree is wedged across the entire trail under Montague  Expressway.

As of this morning, the trail is clear north of Santa Clara Street, past the airport, under Highway 101 through Trimble Road.

So who’s in? I’ll have baked sweets for the good boys and girls who meet me at San Jose Diridon Station or Bel Bacio Coffee at 8 AM.

San Jose Bike Train is a slow pace group ride from downtown San Jose to destinations north (towards the Bay) along the Guadalupe River Trail.

Remember, you can check South Bay trail conditions here, which tracks water hazards but doesn’t work well for debris leftover from the previous day’s flooding.

Should I wash my bike?

This is my bike this morning. It’s filthy with mud from my cyclocross skills drills commute this morning.

Muddy bike.  #commute #cycling #sanjose

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Waze to create a better world for me and you. But mostly for me.

Modern disruptive innovations based around mobile technology applications implicitly promise a move towards the “pure” capitalism theorized by (paradoxically) 19th century economists. Informed consumers can theoretically compete more effectively on price.

But what happens when the commodity — in this case, road space — is free?

They say bikes get in the way of traffic

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What’s going on in District 7?

I attended yesterday’s vigil for victims of traffic violence yesterday at San Jose City Hall. Representatives from San Jose DOT, Transform, California Walks and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition came to listen to those who lost loved ones to automobiles.

Jaime Fearer of California Walks prepared this map showing San Jose traffic fatalities for 2014.

San Jose Traffic Fatalities 2014.v3a_12-5-14

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Thursday forecast: PRs and KOMs if the widowmakers don’t get you

Everybody’s talking about the Flash Flood and High Wind Warnings for the San Francisco Bay Area. Do you see what I see in the Thursday hourly forecast for San Jose, California?

San Jose CA hourly forecast for Thursday, December 11 2014

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Italian Mob Death Threats vs the All Powerful Bike Lobby

Ignazio Marino Rome Mayor rides a bicycle

You might remember the Mayor of Rome, Italy, Dr. Ignazio Marino (formerly of Philadelphia), is an avid bike commuter. His daily bike commute apparently creates headaches for his chief of security, Giuseppe Pecoraro, who urges the mayor to ride in a car with police protection.

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