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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

3 foot law today and the yellow centerline

Note: Don’t forget – San Jose Bike Train rolls Wednesday morning, 8 AM from Diridon Station. California’s three foot passing law takes effect today. In spite of the predictions by a few dozen malcontents who predicted gridlock on California roads, nothing much happened. As of this writing, three bicycle crashes have been called into the read more »
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Caroline Kennedy rides a bicycle

The only surviving child of JFK and current U.S. Ambassador to Japan joined 2,800 people in the Tour of Tohoku charity ride in Northeastern Japan. #455420174 / gettyimages.com The Tour of Tohoku in Miyagi Prefecture raises funds to aid in the region, which is still recovering from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated the read more »
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Police impersonator pulls over teen cyclists, brandishes weapon

The Palo Alto, CA police department ask the public to watch for a man who impersonated a law enforcement officer when he ordered two children to stop their bikes before brandishing a weapon at them. According to the Palo Alto Police Department, two high school students were just riding along in the bike lane on read more »
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San Jose Bike Train is Fast, Cheap and Easy!

New and improved Bike Train with two departure times! San Jose Bike Train rolls again next Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from Diridon Station for destinations towards north San Jose along the Guadalupe River Trail. The regular 8 AM train departs at 8 AM. We now also have a conductor for a 6:30 AM train, which read more »
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San Jose Bike Train is Fast, Cheap and Easy!

New and improved Bike Train with two departure times! San Jose Bike Train rolls again next Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from Diridon Station for destinations towards north San Jose along the Guadalupe River Trail. The regular 8 AM train departs at 8 AM. We now also have a conductor for a 6:30 AM train, which read more »
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ZJay’s Saddle Sore Soother

ZJay’s in Boulder Colorado sent a sample of their Saddle Sore Soother in exchange for consideration. This unscented soothing gel is applied to your personal problem spots after your ride and shower. This is not a chamois cream for use pre-ride, but is applied post-ride to help provide relief for your pain in the posterior. read more »
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I am not at Interbike and California 3 foot law

My Instagram feed is full of photos from the huge bicycle industry show at Las Vegas. I see a lot of interesting new stuff, but I’m not there. Read below the striped socks dude for bicycle news, both local and far flung. California’s Three Foot Law takes effect next Tuesday. As word gets around, several read more »
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San Jose sidewalk riding ban under discussion (again)

The city of San Jose DOT invites one and all to attend their “Prioritizing Sidewalks for Pedestrians Pilot Project” workshop next Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The state of California authorizes local jurisdictions to regulate bikes on sidewalks. Currently, the city of San Jose does not restrict sidewalk cycling in any way at any location. Downtown read more »
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CHP press release: We expect more from children than from adults

Administrivia: This site might be down for a few days beginning after midnight tonight. My hosting expires tomorrow, and my son and I both lost our debit cards this weekend and await replacements. Hence, no way for me to pay for another year of hosting until after I get my replacement card. Please feel free read more »
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Another reckless driving prosecution in Santa Cruz County

Props to the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, which once again defies the conventional wisdom when Assistant District Attorney Greg Peinado charged Brenda Alcala-Velador with a crime after she ran over a ten year old boy in Watsonville, California last March. Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge John Salazar ruled in a preliminary hearing yesterday read more »
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