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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Public safety and the bike commute

An online acquaintance was mugged while riding his bike home from work the other evening, prompting a discussion on personal safety while bicycling. Curtis Corlew, a 61 year old college professor in Antioch, CA, was just riding along when a pair of young thugs with a gun (a GUN!) rolled him hard and stole his read more » Continue reading »

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Bicycle bedfellows in East Bay development dispute

The SummerHill development proposal in Danville, CA has stalled because opponents claim the development failed to properly account for bicycle safety in the project environmental review. SummerHill homes wants to build 69 homes on the 410 acre Magee Ranch off of Diablo and Blackhawk Roads in Danville, with about 270 acres set aside as open read more » Continue reading »

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An ozone alert, skin cancer, and sun sleeves

Skin cancer is a thing for people (such as cyclists) who spend a lot of time outdoors. But first, allow me the opportunity to inform you that the second San Francisco Bay Area Spare the Air Alert of 2015 has been announced for Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Ozone concentrations will be especially high in the read more » Continue reading »

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A cargo bike rodeo in Brooklyn

718 Cyclery in Park Slope, Brooklyn will host New York City’s first cargo bike rodeo on Saturday, August 22nd from 9 AM to 6 PM. The event will include a cargo bike race, raffle and free BBQ lunch, as well as a group test ride on the streets of Gowanus. “There is no denying that read more » Continue reading »

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SF Bay Area Spare the Air Tuesday July 28 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced the first Summer Spare the Air Alert of 2015 for Tuesday, July 28 2015. Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow. Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use tomorrow and every day so pollution levels are lower, read more » Continue reading »

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Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring

I’ve never been interested in long-distance touring, but Peter Rice’s practical philosophy and light humor in his Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring: How to ride long distance, the cheap and easy way might convince me to give it a try. At only 104 pages, this book isn’t a complete how-to manual, but more an encouraging manifesto read more » Continue reading »

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A decade of Cyclelicious

Ten years ago tomorrow, Cyclelicious was born with a post gushing over Lance Armstrong’s seventh consecutive Tour de France win. I’m so embarrassed. As you can see from my screenshot of this site from November of that year, my web design skills have advanced approximately nil over that time span. That embarrasses me, too. Why read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose: Two opportunities for involvement tonight

San Jose cyclists, you have two choices for participation tonight: The San Jose Local Team meeting at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and the Branham Lane Streetscape Improvement community meeting. Branham Lane The first is a community meeting with San Jose DOT to discuss the Branham Lane Streetscape Improvement Project, which begins 7 PM tonight, read more » Continue reading »

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“Bicycles must pull over” bill passes California legislature

California Assembly Bill 208 passed both the Senate and the Assembly and currently awaits a concurrence vote before heading to Governor Jerry Brown for his veto. The intent of this bill is to clarify the existing slow-moving vehicle law so that bicycles along with any other slow moving vehicle must pull over whenever five or read more » Continue reading »

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Imagine Dragons ride Bike Friday bicycles

The members of Imagine Dragons saw a video producer rolling around on the Bike Friday Haul-A-Day bicycle and loved it so much they wanted it in their new music video. From the Bike Friday Blog: The wildly popular band Imagine Dragons recently spent most of their time shooting their latest Shots (Broiler Remix) music video read more » Continue reading »

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