Gradients and cycling: an introduction theclimbingcyclist.com If you’re at all interested in cycling uphill (or even if you’re not) you would have heard people refer to a climb’s gradient (or steepness) as a percentage. A climb might have an average gradient of 3% or 5% or even 10% but just what do these numbers mean?… Continue reading How steep is that hill?
When biking the California Coast the only way to get from LA to San Diego is thru the marine Corp base. For decades it has been allowed and accessible. But on October 1st every rider must have a pre screened biometric ID. Which means a trip to the base before attempting the pass thru. While… Continue reading Cycling thru Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton becomes almost impossible
It's 6pm we've worked all day. The car is packed and we're ready to go. Go where you say? Sacramento to repair an ELF trike for a 94 year old man. It does seem like a long ways to go, 536 miles to be exact just to fix a bike but he needs help. It's… Continue reading It’s a bike repair Road Trip
Well, my little Mango colored ELF trike, "Shelby" has had grinding brakes for a short while. I kept having to adjust the tension at the handle. That should have woke me up and told me that I needed new brake pads on my ELF. But no just like so many other people I didn't bother… Continue reading When is it time for new bike brake pads?
In what world is this a bike lane? Traffic is moving at 60mph. Why would the traffic authority even consider making this a bike lane until the construction was done. I understand the need to prove to higher authorities that you need funding for projects, such a bike lanes, but this is just insane. Just… Continue reading Riding a bike makes you a second class person