30 July, 2013

Biking, Hiking, Advocacy

Biking, hiking, and advocacy.

Got in a quick lap over Camino Alto and back via dirt. GPS Map.

Went for a couple loops around King Mountain.


Read this great article on the success of non-motorized pilot programs that include Marin County and Minneapolis, MN.

Marin putting their feet/tires on the asphalt.

26 July, 2013

Tam Road Loop

Heavy commuter wheels + steep hills + double crankset = ugh!

pushing hard gears
 through the fog mist on Bolinas Ridge

23 July, 2013

Advocacy

Many people don't believe me when I tell them what drivers get away with.

For example, in Palo Alto a driver hit a boy and severely injured him.

  • the driver had a suspended license
  • the driver was speeding
  • the driver swerved into the bike lane
  • the driver had meth in his system
Certianly this driver must be in jail, right?  Nope.  
He faces misdemeanor charges for driving on a suspended license.  

That's all folks. Surprised?  
This is business as usual in a country that protects drivers at all costs.



Yet let's be clear that if you injure somebody with your bike, they will throw the book at you.  In SF a cyclists that knocked down an elderly man (who died of his injuries) after running a red-light was convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter.

“Cyclists need to understand that they’re held accountable to the same standard as anybody else operating any other type of vehicle” Gascón said. ”Often, bicyclists feel they are above the law.”  Gascón stated his goal was to “send a message” to cyclists.

22 July, 2013

Tam Road Loop

I rode a loop around the Tam on a skinny tire bike.  I can be Tour de France too!

here's looking at you Pacific

18 July, 2013

Mt Tam

Top of Tam and back in 2 hours, love this mountain.

above the clouds, or the fog anyway...

17 July, 2013

Advocacy

I'm doing the annual maintenance check on our elementary bike fleet!

our bikes have company

Thanks to George Lucas the new park is open in San Anselmo.

notable Marin residents

NEW!

15 July, 2013

Hoo Koo E Koo

Quick loop to Hoo Koo E Koo after work.

Distant fog keeping it cool and sunny, best of both worlds!

11 July, 2013

More Cargo Bikes!

Cargo bikes have been discovered for the 3,148th time. This week it was the Wall Street Journal who broke the story, Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon

Extracycle, based in Oakland, is one of the first US cargo bike companies.
Now they have a new bike called 
EdgeRunner that many people like...

05 July, 2013