29 July, 2014

Mt. Tam

Hiking on Mt. Tam with Jacob!


27 July, 2014

Martinez, love that Open Space!

Quick loop around and over some open space that is nearby and new to me!

GPS Map

Later that day I was riding around Diablo Valley College when I hit a patch of goatheads!

2 flats, end of ride
 

25 July, 2014

Martinez

How to make your street quiet, safe, and more valuable?
Close it to through traffic!  I just found my new bike route.

a neighborhood not a shortcut!

23 July, 2014

Gerbode Valley, Headlands

Headlands loop with some foggy mist to keep me humidified.

Gerbode Valley looking at Rodeo Lagoon/Beach

19 July, 2014

Corral Trail Plus

I just enjoyed some wicked south lake trails.  No biggie.
Corral Trail has been in the spotlight recently.  It lived up to the hype!

 a paved climb to the trail at 7,800 feet



18 July, 2014

South Lake Tahoe

Vacation with my sister's fam and our new baby!





17 July, 2014

South Lake Tahoe

Riding around town in South Lake Tahoe.


GPS Maps 1, 2

13 July, 2014

Paso Nogal Park

Firsr ride to Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill.

Diablo view
GPS Map

12 July, 2014

11 July, 2014

Canal Trail to Heather Farms

I spun down to Heather Farm and back along the canal trail.  I love these paths, but this intersection shows a lack of commitment.  When the path needed to cross a major road they simply gave up!

Beautiful dead-end path requires a large detour to cross the road.
GPS Map

07 July, 2014

Safe Routes

bikes bikes bikes!

hope my neighbors don't think I'm another Marin chop-shop!

02 July, 2014

Cargo Bike Baby

Great ride around the bike paths with Heather and Jacob!


Most Americans are cyclophobic and biking with a baby just makes it worse. Occasionally strangers feel the need to express their concern for my baby. The main problem is that humans are horrible at assessing risk.


haters gonna hate, you're still my baby bike rockstar!

Corte Madera Summit

A short lap up the 960 feet next to my dwelling. I'm not ashamed to say I walked a bit.

mt tam and blithedale ridge from corte madera ridge

01 July, 2014

Advocacy

School is out for summer and I'm on leave with my baby!


Interesting In the news:

Paris launches first kid bike-share.


Yet again research shows the biggest indicator of bike safety is popularity.
Denver law enforcement realizing why:

1. Drivers need to expect cyclists. You don't see things simply because they are "visible" you see what you are actively looking for.
2. More bikes sharing the road "calms" or slows the top speeds of drivers.
3. Reducing the top speed of drivers saves lives and injury to everyone!

Research confirms "build it and they will come" applies to highways and bike paths alike...