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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Bogota’s “Cycling Fever”

Back when the recently deceased Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a journalist for El Espectador in 1955, he reported on the scofflaw cyclists who endangered ordinary citizens. “Rampant cycling fever and especially reckless cycling plaguing the city in recent days has led to numerous accidents because of the Tour of Colombia bicycle race,” reports read more »

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Kim Kardashian rides a bicycle

    Kim Kardashian was seen riding a bike during a photoshoot in which she’s apparently emulating Audrey Hepburn. More at Yahoo Celebrity: Kim Kardashian Falls Flat While Channeling Audrey Hepburn. Via Mark Volpe of Arizona. See more photos of notable people on bikes at my Celebrities on Bikes section of Cyclelicious. Steven Rea’s coffee read more »

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#ReplaceBikeWithCar Portola Valley California

Portola Valley, California is a wealthy town nestled in the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. With an average median income of $244,000 per year, it’s the sixth wealthiest community in California with the ninth most expensive housing in the nation. It’s also a great place to ride. Residents of Portola read more »

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The President of Turkey rides a bicycle

Turkish President Abdullah Gul (wearing the dark track suit) rides a bicycle before the start of the Presidential Bicycle Tour, in Ankara, April 11, 2014.

Photo: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Taxing Day

Today is the deadline to file my (and your) U.S. Federal tax returns. I filed some time back. For purposes of full disclosure, I’ll reveal that I netted a whopping $86 from affiliate sales and advertising on this website in 2013. Woo hoo, I’m rich! Bicycle news, links, etc below the photo of the 70-year-old read more »

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Bike lanes and traffic congestion

Via Streetsblog comes this look at traffic volumes in Minneapolis before and after bike lanes are installed. Minneapolis measures AADT [Average Annual Daily Traffic] on the same roads every few years, so we have data from before the bike lane installation (in 2008 or 2009, depending on the road) and after the installation (in 2012). read more »

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San Jose Bike Train this Wednesday

Our next twice-monthly social bike commute that we call the San Jose Bike Train takes place this Wednesday, April 16, 2014. We depart 8 AM from Diridon Station for points north (towards the Bay and North San Jose) along the Guadalupe River Trail. San Jose Bike Train is a casual, social, low-speed group ride. All read more »

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Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty rides a bicycle

Malcolm Dougherty, who manages the largest state department of transportation in the United States, encourages his workers to “consider swapping out your car trip for a bike ride” for Bike to Work Month in May.

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Fat bikes everywhere at Sea Otter 2014

Every style of bikes are available to demo as the Sea Otter Classic wraps up today. The standout this year: fat tire bikes from numerous vendors. Shown above is On One’s Fatty with their new hot pink “Floater” four inch tires.  I overheard this brand ambassador tell her colleague that this was the first time read more »

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Gates belt drive on a gravity bike

Gravity bikes isn’t my scene, but I had to mention these French downhill machines from Cavalerie Bicycles utilizing the Gates carbon belt drive and a bottom bracket gearbox. Shown is the Cavelerie Falcon, a 200mm downhill race machine utilizing the Effigear gearbox. That’s a no-dish light weight fixed gear hub on the rear wheel; the read more »

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