THE TRAIL Courtesy of: Ride the Hiawatha The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky-high trestles. The ride starts with a trip through the 1.661 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, also known as the Taft Tunnel. It is a highlight of… Continue reading THE “CROWN JEWEL” OF RAIL-TO-TRAIL ADVENTURES
IT'S NOT A LOOP OR A CIRCLE. IT'S NOT AN OUT AND BACK. IT'S A 55-MILE DESTINATION RIDE WHERE YOU JUST KEEP GOING, ONE WAY, ALL THE WAY TO SACRAMENTO. Have you ever gone out on a bike ride and wanted to just keep going? Everything is clicking, you're feeling great yet you have reached that point… Continue reading Bike Lodi: Beautiful 55 Mile Delta River Ride
A sweet little pedal along Mission Bay. By the time we packed up the fog was definitely there. Now it’s 18 miles home to the heat.
March 20, 2013 by Carolyn Szczepanski Guest post by Marya McQuirter Years ago while working on her dissertation on the social history of blacks in D.C. during the first half of the 20th century, McQuirter came upon an article about five black women who biked from New York City to Washington in 1928. She is trying… Continue reading WOMEN’S (BIKE) HISTORY: 3 DAYS, 5 WOMEN, 250 MILES
The thing to remember there’s a real difference between the needs of a cyclist, general fun touring, and a commuter. Most larger towns build for the tourist or casual fun biker. They build scenic paths through parks and areas of interest. Then retail and restaurants give the paths destinations for the biker to pedal to.… Continue reading What kind of bike lane do you need?
What the heck. Honestly, I said a lot more than that at the time! A driver just tried to kill me. They saw me and purposely swerved and pushed me into the curb. I have a rear view camera, guess who’s going to be checking that video. I even have a loud horn they heard… Continue reading I almost got killed: The bike and I are fine!
May 2020 As the riots continue just a few miles away, the smoke from the buildings that were set on fire fills my house. I can hear the sirens, I can see the helicopters. The bank where we had a safety deposit box was burnt to the ground. Tonights conversation at home was, “did we… Continue reading Covid-Lockdowns-Protests-Riots-Curfews
by Kevin Schrader Just my thoughts ….As of today there have been over 60-thousand deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.For some perspective on this, consider the following:58,220 Americans lost their lives in the Vietnam war between 1966 and 1973 (7-years)38,800 Americans lost their lives in Auto Accidents in 2019 (1-year) We have been tracking… Continue reading COVID-19 the facts and numbers