Autumn showers

What a marvelously rainy weekend!

We had an honest to goodness rain storm over the weekend where in live in the Santa Cruz Mountains, complete with lightning and thunder! This storm even knocked the NOAA Doppler weather radar up on Mt Umunhum out of commission. NOAA station KMUX provides Nexrad Doppler for the entire San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay regions; local weather forecasters are using KDAX in Sacramento as a backup until the Santa Clara county radar comes back online.

California autum

Monday bike news

Oakland North wet weather cycling tips.

MAKE Magazine gets all empirical with the parasitic bike pump and runs into a surprise.

Akihabara news: Kyocera’s electric bike solar charging station in Japan.

Sarah @ Grist looks more deeply at the “Commission of 100 on the Federal City” and “Greater Greater Washington” generation gap: Older urban preservationists risk becoming urban fossils.

Cycling Is Good For You: Colorful clothing brightens up the day in an otherwise gray winter in Vienna.

Change Your Life Ride a Bike enjoys the sunshine before the storm in San Francisco.

Mama Bicycle enjoys the fine fall weather in Kyoto.

A light dusting of snow at Bike Hugger.

Jill in Alaska embraces the cold.

Yet Another Pedal Powered Snowplow. This one’s a trike.

Kent had a dark and stormy night, too. He looks at a mysteriously broken rim.

After another day of scattered showers tomorrow, we’re supposed to have cool, clear weather through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Trailsnet asks what do you have to be thankful for?


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