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
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
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
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