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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Win a one-of-a-kind, carbon belt drive titanium bike

Budnitz Bicycles is giving away this custom titanium city bike for free. This piece of work features a 3.5 lb titanium frame created by Budnitz of Burlington, Vermont. This Budnitz Model 1 also includes Budnitz titanium riser handlebars, fork, seatpost and badges, ultralight Formula R1 hydraulic disc brakes, greaseless belt drive and more. Much more. read more » Continue reading »

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1001 Bicycles

I ran across this crazily thick and heavy book the other day: 1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding. This hefty, 960 page book weighs in at nearly five pounds — more than many high end bike frames — and is chock full of descriptions and illustrations of what the publisher says are the world’s most read more » Continue reading »

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Cycling for Cosplayers

Cosplay Mode magazine shows how you, too, can pretend to be the teen road cyclists of “Yomamushi Pedal”! Cosplay (from “Costume Players”) is the art of dressing up like characters from comic books, graphic novels, role playing games, and other visual media such as video games, and animated and live action television shows and movies. read more » Continue reading »

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Santa Clara Expressway meeting tonight

Santa Clara County Roads wants to expand lanes for more traffic, more pollution, more emissions, more noise, and more danger for county residents. The county plans in particular to give Lawrence Expressway more interstate highway style features, with grade separation, high speed entry and exit ramps, and higher speed limits. Plans for San Tomas Expressway read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Bike Train Wednesday

Tomorrow is the third Wednesday of January, which means San Jose Bike Train rolls from Diridon Station to points north along the Guadalupe River Trail on the morning of January 21, 2015. The map above shows the route and stations. To learn about San Jose Bike Train for 2015, please read here, but to summarize: read more » Continue reading »

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Will Vehicle-2-Vehicle Communication improve cyclist safety?

Summary: US NHTSA will likely require Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication systems for new light vehicles in 2017 to improve vehicle safety and decrease travel time. So far, we have seen very little discussion on how V2V will impact safety or convenience for cyclists and pedestrians. Although cyclist and pedestrian safety is rarely addressed in current V2V read more » Continue reading »

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Light & Motion Sidekick action camera flood light

Light & Motion has launched a Kickstarter to fund their new “Sidekick” flood light, which is designed to attach to a GoPro action camera mount. They’re already most of the way to their $50,000 goal but they still have a handeful of early bird specials left. I’ve already kicked in my $100 for the Sidekick read more » Continue reading »

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Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life

Here’s the book for me: Endurance coach Joe Friel draws on current research on aging and sports performance to show how the middle-aged cyclist can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance. Friel and other read more » Continue reading »

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June-uary mid-month mid-week bike rollup

This wonderful weather we’re experiencing in California is great for riding but bad for our water supplies. Cyclist hit by truck in West Oakland; thieves rush over not to help the poor stricken cyclist, but to rob him as he lays unconscious on the road. Matthew Beaudin was hit from behind while riding near Boulder, read more » Continue reading »

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Santa Cruz update: Green lanes, Arana Gulch, hit and run update, and more

Ribbon cutting Wednesday, January 14, 2015 for the long-anticipated Arana Gulch Multi-Use Trail project takes place at the trailhead in the parking lot for Santa Cruz Bible Church on Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, California. Event organizers point out the ample parking. Santa Cruz People Power will be on hand for valet bike parking, too. More read more » Continue reading »

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