Major public policy failures occur routinely all around us. Demand for transit has continued to increase yet budget and services are being cut, particularly in buses. Bicycles gaps remain unfilled- we are cognizant of the choke points over freeways, San Carlos Ave over the railroad tracks in San Jose, Stevens Creek entering San Jose from Cupertino (more at the bottom).
Gaps persist... read the whole blog post.
On Tuesday a cyclist told me that the 9:15 train coming in to MP southbound was going to have only one bike car! She said twitter told her.
It's easy to sign up for the twitter feeds.
1) Create an account at twitter.com and set it up the way you want it. 2) Follow "bikecar" (http://twitter.com/bikecar) for bike car info. (There is also a "caltrain" (http://twitter.com/caltrain)... read the whole blog post.
Our calendar is looking kinda bare for this next month. Here is a friendly reminder that if you have information to share with the cycling community you can submit it directly to the site (by logging in) or by sending your info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure that if you have an event you include the date, time and location. The more information you can provide the... read the whole blog post.
If you follow the general RSS feed you may have noticed some spam popping up. That is because the forums are included there, and that is the one place that posts are added to the site without a moderator looking at them first.
I just activated reCAPTCHA, which will hopefully curb the amount of spam accounts that get created. The CAPTCHA will only show up on the create accounts form, so... read the whole blog post.
Well, I didn't have any to begin with, so there are no old cards to compare to. But you get two photos anyway!
Business cards are hard to take photos of!
It's simply amazing to me how much we've been accomplishing the last couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone, it seems like we are on a fast track towards complete mission fulfillment!
Our staff especially have simply amazed me... they've been working together very well gearing up for Bike to Work Day as well as the Tour of California and all sorts of other interesting opportunities.... read the whole blog post.
I signed up for the Death Ride. Oh dear, what was I thinking? Now my partner and I are talking about doing a century every month to help prepare. Thanks to Andy C, one of my member riding buddies, for that idea. Whereas Andy C just went out and rode 100 miles at least once a month in 2008, my partner wants to ride a supported century once a month. Thus I am hoping for some help from all of you... read the whole blog post.
This video is a continuous stream of amazing. The cyclist is dancing, using her bike more as a partner than a tool. To the very end it is utterly fascinating. So, watch it.
Multi lane streets are streets that have more than one lane in a direction. They create problems for cyclists because of left turns. However there are other problems with sharing multi lanes streets:
One is that higher speeds are sustained on these streets- ten or more miles per hour higher. Any speed over 20 mph is a problem for the average cyclist and multi lanes streets can get as... read the whole blog post.
Special Yoga for Cyclists Workshop, January 11th in Palo Alto - Improve strength, flexibility and endurance.Jan 08, 2009 This just popped up in my inbox and I wanted to pass it along to my fellow cyclists with back maladies and the like - I've taken similar courses from other instructors and found them to be very helpful - greg
Special Yoga for Cyclists Workshop, January 11th in Palo Alto - Improve strength, flexibility and endurance.
What to expect
Learn easy stretches to do before and after... read the whole blog post.