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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

San Jose District 4 candidate questionaire 2015 special election

The I Walk I Bike I Vote Board of Directors sent the five questions below to candidates Tim Orozco and Mahn Nguyen for District 4 City Council Election on June 23. District 4 encompasses Berryessa, Alviso, and North San Jose. The deadline for the candidates to submit answers is Friday, May 22 at MIDNIGHT. Answers read more » Continue reading »

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City council member car-free experiment

Raul Peralez represents the 3rd Council District in the city of San Jose, CA. He’s not a bike person, but during last year’s campaign for the council seat, members of the All Powerful Bike Lobby convinced Peralez to make a crazy promise: If he wins, he would give up his car for a full month. read more » Continue reading »

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Attention Bay Area: Rain for Bike to Work Day

Strap on your fenders, biking boys and girls! The National Weather Service tells us to expect up to a quarter inch of rain beginning Thursday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area, with nearly a half inch expected along the coast. If you organize or volunteer for an Energizer Station, you’ll want a tent to read more » Continue reading »

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Yowamushi pedal anime replica bicycle jerseys

Did you know you can buy knock-off jerseys from the high school bicycle teams shown in the Yowamushi Pedal manga and anime series? I saw this guy with the rocking the Sohoku Bicycle Club jersey on the trail in San Jose, CA last night. You can buy it here from Amazon.com. This might make a read more » Continue reading »

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Whole lotta biking going on

Happy National Bike Week in the USA and the San Francisco Bay Area. I was talking with a friend yesterday and discovered it can be hard to follow what’s going on. Here are some choices for you in the SF Bay Area this week. TODAY Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 starts and finishes in read more » Continue reading »

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End of the stage: Lodi

Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan started side by side in Nevada City, and they complete Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California side by side and knackered after their sprint to the finish line in Lodi, CA today.

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Before the race: Nevada City

View image | gettyimages.com These two are still next to each other after the end of today’s stage in Lodi. Continue reading »

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My race to the top of Mount Hamilton

Stage 3 for the Amgen Tour of California starts and ends in the city of San Jose on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. I have a press pass and need your help deciding where to park myself for photos. Can I make it to both the start and to the top Mt. Hamilton for photos? The read more » Continue reading »

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Cycling podcast: My show notes

I participated in the latest edition of The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast that David “Fredcast” Bernstein uploaded last Saturday. We recorded this show during the 2015 Sea Otter Classic with Carlton Reid, Paul Skillbeck, Chipps Chippendale, Julie Kelly, and Gary Fisher. Paul and Julie are both newcomers to the show. It took us perhaps twenty read more » Continue reading »

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Bono and his bike crash

Happy Monday. Bono of U2 appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week, where he discussed his infamously gnarly bicycle crash. Opinions may differ, but I think an arm bone poking through the jacket qualifies as “gnarly.” Bono also participated with Fallon in some exposure therapy to help the singer get past the read more » Continue reading »

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