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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Levi’s Stadium bike access pilot continues

The city of Santa Clara pilot to allow some cyclists access on the San Tomas Aquino Trail to Levi’s Stadium continues this Sunday, November 2 for the San Francisco 49ers game with the St. Louis Rams. Because of insurance reasons, city policy had been to close the popular path between Tasman Drive and Agnew Road read more » Continue reading »

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GIVE ME THREE FEET, Serbian Edition

I mentioned the Bicycle Safety Wing yesterday, which is a reflective stick that extends 12 inches from the bike. Here’s how they do flash flags in Serbia. California law, incidentally, stipulates no maximum width for bicycles and their passengers or cargo. Photo grabbed from this Serbian news site that invites participant contributions. Continue reading »

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GIVE ME THREE FEET, Serbian Edition

I mentioned the Bicycle Safety Wing yesterday, which is a reflective stick that extends 12 inches from the bike. Here’s how they do flash flags in Serbia. California law, incidentally, stipulates no maximum width for bicycles and their passengers or cargo. Photo grabbed from this Serbian news site that invites participant contributions. Continue reading »

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Santa Cruz: One of a kind stolen bike

Local businessman Rafael Ortiz is on the board of directors of the USA Cycling Board of Directors. He owns a one-of-a-kind USA Cycling team Olympic bike. It was, sadly, stolen, and he asks the public to keep an eye out for it. Ortiz offers a modest reward. More details at the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Reward read more » Continue reading »

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Santa Cruz: One of a kind stolen bike

Local businessman Rafael Ortiz is on the board of directors of the USA Cycling Board of Directors. He owns a one-of-a-kind USA Cycling team Olympic bike. It was, sadly, stolen, and he asks the public to keep an eye out for it. Ortiz offers a modest reward. More details at the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Reward read more » Continue reading »

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Seen in the wild: Bicycle Safety Wing

I saw this guy with his Bicycle Safety Wing on the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose, CA the other day. This is a pop-out plastic shaft with a reflective panel that extends about 12 inches, or about handlebar width. Our good friends at Cantitoe Road distribute these to your local bike shop, where they read more » Continue reading »

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Kaci Hickox rides a bicycle

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and defies quarantine orders after her return home to Maine, went for a bike ride this morning. There’s no word on if those hordes of reporters were cited for impeding traffic or not. Story and slideshow over at the Portland Press Herald. H/T to read more » Continue reading »

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Japan’s mahogany bikes in the news

Some of you might remember the mahogany laminate bicycles built by shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano and shown at the Japan Handmade Bicycle Fair in 2010. Sano and his “Sanomagic” bikes are once again making in appearance in the mainstream media. #457982948 / gettyimages.com Sueshiro Sano owns a 200 year old business that handcrafts stunningly beautiful ocean read more » Continue reading »

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Strava labs KOM maps

A few days ago, Tom in Brazil told me about Strava Labs new KOM map tool. You can look at a map of the segments for which you own the KOM and QOM. “Segments” are user-defined routes in Strava by which Strava users can compare themselves against other riders who bike the same route. Whoever read more » Continue reading »

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Waterproof renewal

The U.S. National Weather Service tells me to expect rain all day on Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’ve discovered that your rain jacket isn’t as waterproof as it used to be, you can rehabilitate the waterproofing with various products. Most rainwear have a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating to keep water read more » Continue reading »

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