Cruising in Saturday traffic, is way different than commuting during the week. 18 casual miles without a bike lane in sight, is not for the faint of heart. When we first started pedaling, 3 plus years ago, I thought it would be nice to pedal with music. I made a small speaker system for my… Continue reading Traffic
Remind me once again why we thought pedaling to a campground at night after work, was a good idea. OMG the potholes! We had to stop a couple of times to temporarily fix the lights. Because of all those potholes we couldn’t see and actually hit last night, it jarred a few connectors loose. After… Continue reading So we went bike camping
Well this is going to be interesting. After work we're pedaling 15 miles, probably in the dark and stopping at Costco for a hotdog. Then we'll pedal a little further to the campground. We've only got the medium sized tent, because we can’t find the smaller one. I have a feeling it’s with one of… Continue reading It’s a lazy man camping trip
Living in California we don't think about rain much. But today and all this year so far I've been wanting a windshield wiper for my crazy recumbent bike. I pedal an ELF by Organic Transit. It's open and fun. But with the nasty weather we've been having I built side shields for it. The clear… Continue reading I love my ELF “Shelby” but in the rain, I wish, I had the PEBLs windshield wiper.
When the fear of going into the Costco veggie dept is greater than pedaling your ELF in the SoCal traffic and rain to get there, you know it’s really cold inside that giant fridge.
This mornings pedal was nothing different then normal, but this afternoons was great. I stayed right with a 4x4 truck for almost 5 miles. Granted he took off faster and got to the signal before me, but we traveled thru town side by side. He started taking off faster and faster, each red light. But… Continue reading With a wave and a smile I kept pedaling!
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