BY SELENE YEAGER AUG 6, 2018 bicycling.com Evan Hoffmeier, 29, of Sioux City, Iowa is really clear about one thing. He was not interested in riding a bike. “To be as frank as possible I did not want to buy a bike, but my wife Kelsey was adamant that she thought it could be fun.”… Continue reading HE HATED BIKING, BUT A SIMPLE MINDSET TWEAK CHANGED HIS MIND FOR GOOD
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
Have you ever come across a bike lane and said why? Who in the world would put it there? Well just today I said the same thing while out pedaling. First a little background on the area. I live towards the edge of a town in San Diego, California. In the 1990's large house suburbia… Continue reading Why would you put a bike lane there?
This feature originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. To receive nine issues a year as well as a host of other benefits, join Adventure Cycling today. Sora has visited more countries than most people. Twenty-four, for those keeping track. Having lived on the streets in her youth after a series of… Continue reading If we go she goes.
So many cities are reworking their transit system and including more bike lanes in the plans. Bike advocates are out promoting their cause. I commend them. Something needs to be done. Narrow bike lanes in the gutter with dead animals and broken glass is not acceptable. Nor is having the bike lane directly against a… Continue reading The Bike Lane
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