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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Crazy eBike race at Sea Otter, 2nd Edition

Bosch eBike Systems invites racers to participate in the 2017 Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21st at the Sea Otter Classic. This year’s eMTB race looks to be bigger and better than ever, with a new race course that will test even the best read more » Continue reading »

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Secure bike storage in the garage or shed

Bike theft from a garage, shed, or the back porch inside of a fenced yard is a fairly common problem around these parts. One solution is to install a floor anchor to which you can cable your bike. Later this week at the Sea Otter Classic, Hiplok will introduce another option: the “Airlok,” a secure read more » Continue reading »

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My Kickstarter rules and a GPS bike

When Kickstarter became popular shortly after its 2009 launch, I and many of you were amazed and thrilled with the awesomely creative crowd-funded bicycle projects available. Before long, however, we began to see funded projects that failed to deliver, and I cringe at some projects from folks with little to no obvious background in bicycles read more » Continue reading »

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Faster and farther on the MVMT Carnelian

Taishan Sports manufactures bikes for several second tier bike brands, and they designed and manufactured carbon-fiber bicycles under the Pardus brand for the 2016 Chinese Olympic team. They’re now launching a new, direct-to-consumer brand — MVMT (pronounced “movement”) — for the North American market, launching models for road and mountain enthusiasts on April 15, 2017. read more » Continue reading »

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CHP dispatch logs and cop jargon

I maintain a few maps that show California Highway Patrol dispatch activity. My Highway 17 tracking map got super popular this week, and a few people have asked how to decode the CHP jargon. Let’s start with an example: Sr17 S / Sr9 E Ofr, San Jose FSP: State Route 17 (i.e. Highway 17) soutbound, read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose’s first cyclist fatality for 2017: Leigh and Coit

On Tuesday afternoon, San Jose Police reported the city’s first fatality of a person riding a bicycle. SJPD currently investigating a fatal collision involving a vehicle vs. bicyclist at Leigh Ave and Coit Dr. Please expect traffic delays. — San Jose Police Dept (@SanJosePD) March 21, 2017 According to the Mercury News, the crash occurred read more » Continue reading »

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SF Bay Area bike events Spring 2017

Many bikey opportunities are coming up for you over the next couple of months in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Biking With Babies seminar TONIGHT, March 15. San Francisco. Visit the SF Bike Coalition calendar for more events. Sanctuary and Resistance Bicycle Tour, March 25. Oakland. Bike East Bay Event Calendar for more read more » Continue reading »

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Thank you to trail volunteers, road reports, & rain next week?

20 people showed up last Saturday to clear the Guadalupe River Trail under Montague Expressway. Thank you so much for your efforts. Thanks to your help, the Mid-March San Jose Bike Train can roll Wednesday morning from Bel Bacio Cafe at 8:15 A.M. I and hundreds of other people can now enjoy the trail for read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Trails report, and a South Bay creek trail cleanup this weekend

Many of our creekside trails have been underwater for several weeks after this season’s epic winter storms. The rivers are finally subsiding, exposing a mess of mud and debris. Maybe you can’t donate $5 million in flood relief like self-made billionaire Kieu Hoang did last week, but you can spare ten bucks for a shovel, read more » Continue reading »

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Guadalupe River Trail mud clearing day

Update: The Guadalupe River Trial under Highway 101 is (more or less) passable. The real problem spot now is the trail under Montague Expressway. We’ll work there this Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This chart from the United States Geological Survey shows the level of the Guadalupe River underneath Highway read more » Continue reading »

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