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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Levi’s Stadium pilots trail entry for Cal – Oregon game Friday

After meeting with community representatives and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition board member Scott Lane, the city of Santa Clara and Levi’s Stadium management agreed to a limited trial to open the San Tomas Aquino Trail between Agnew Road and the south side of the Great America lot near Gate C. For events with over 20,000 read more » Continue reading »

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Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop

Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop covers the history and the work for bicycle mechanics who work the professional pro peloton. Written and photographed by the road cycling loving nerds behind Roleur Magazine, this 272 page book includes about 150 pages of workshop and tool porn. Author Guy Andrews devotes two pages read more » Continue reading »

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Golden Gate Bridge considers sidewalk toll for walkers, cyclists

Golden Gate Bridge District staff float a proposal to charge a toll for walkers, skater and cyclists who cross the iconic span between Sausalito and San Francisco. From the Marin Independent-Journal: On Monday the [Golden Gate Bridge] district released a 45-point plan to keep the agency solvent in the next five to 10 years as read more » Continue reading »

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Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more » Continue reading »

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Amgen Tour of California announces 2015 host cities, 4 days of women racing

The Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, announced it will make its grand return to Sacramento, the capital of California, to kick off the 10th anniversary of America’s largest cycling race. The eight day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and read more » Continue reading »

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25 years since Loma Prieta

I attended colleage in far away Texas when the Loma Prieta quake shook the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay areas on this day in 1989. Disaster preparedness officials and local media are using the opportunity of this quarter century anniversary to remind people of the day when shaking famously interrupted the World Series game read more » Continue reading »

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Typhoons and bikes

I rode a bicycle during a typhoon in Tokyo once. I don’t recommend it. #457151900 / HIMEJI, JAPAN – OCTOBER 13: A cyclist wears a rain poncho in the strong wind and rain delivered by Typhoon Vongfong on October 13, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Vongfong surpassed Genevieve read more » Continue reading »

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STARS — the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System — created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education provides a way for participating colleges and universities to evaluate their sustainability efforts and compare themselves against similar institutions using a standard set of tools. I don’t know when I first heard about read more » Continue reading »

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Dutch app rewards phone-free cycling

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment partnered with Internet and phone companies to create the Fiets Modus app to encourage people to stay off of their phones while they bike. In lieu of fines, the Dutch government agency hopes this app encourages cyclists to watch for road dangers by offering movie tickets, t-shirts read more » Continue reading »

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I’m the weirdo with the camera

An animated Lego mountain bike adventure, in case you missed this over the weekend. It’s pretty funny because it pokes fun at people like me who shoot photos of people like you. I don’t usually shoot photos of people catching big air on their bikes, but when I do they turn out like this. Continue reading »

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