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Four hours to kill tonight

I have four hours to kill on my bike in San Jose tonight. Which gaping hole in my heatmap should I color in?  Who wants to join me 6 PM to 10 PM?
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It's not too far

I bumped into San Jose Deputy City Manager Kim Walesh this evening. This Harvard educated economist says "It's not too far" to walk or bike for many everyday tasks.
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sometimes it's not even far enough... we ruled out neighbourhoods because they were too close to work...
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Lupe the Mammoth

I commute past this newly installed public art on the Guadalupe River Trail at Trimble Road in San Jose, CA. Lupe marks the discovery of a set of Columbian Mammoth fossil bones found by Roger Castillo along the riverbank near 10 years ago. The bones are on display at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose.
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That is beautiful
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SF Bike Coalition Bylaws Change

I'm not a member of the San Francisco Bike Coalition and have no skin this game, but I'm watching this as an interested observer and invited  Mark Eliot  to post this guest opinion piece of Cyclelicious.

As Mark writes, the SFBC is a true membership organization, with dues paying membership who select the board. Under California law, membership organizations must allow individual members to contract the membership. This can be done via the organization itself, or the organization can just hand the member roster over.

One member (Ed Hasbrouk http://hasbrouck.org/) asked to contact the membership via proxy. SFBC gave the roster to Ed, Ed used the information to contact the membership, and several members reportedly reacted negatively to what they believed was a breach of privacy.

In response to this, SFBC went with this nuclear option of changing their bylaws to eliminate member voting rights and create a self-perpetuating board. That is, with the by-laws change, only the board-of-directors can select board members.

I personally suspect the mailing was used a  pre-text. SFBC's new Executive Director, Noah Budnick, comes from Transportation Alternatives in New York City, which has a governance structure similar to what SFBC seeks in this by-law change. The League of American Bicyclists has also changed their board structure over the past decade to block the influence of vehicular cyclists.

This proposed governance selection process does have advantages. It ensures organization policies remains consistent with the founders' intentions and prevent a hostile takeover of the group by outside interests. This type of governance is common in many advocacy and religious organizations which seek to limit outsider influence.

The  Sierra Club is perhaps one of the better known examples.  In 2004,  white supremacist groups urged their followers to join the Sierra Club and directly influence that year's board election, which had a number of anti-immigration candidates on the ballot.

 The Sierra Club is still a membership organization, but this episode struck a little fear into those who run similar activist non-profits. A number of advocacy groups have changed their board selection process to ensure their policies remain untainted.
 
My name is Mark Eliot. I’m a long-time bike activist on the San Francisco peninsula and more recently in the City of San Francisco. As a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, I’m directing this post to other members of SFBC. It’s a bit long, but…
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Less responsive, I believe. I'm voting no.
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Sights and sounds from @SJBikeParty July 2015 - the Obon Ride
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+Ian Emmons​ this is the video.
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What's In the Box, "China, People's Republic" Edition

Delivery guy placed it on my shoe rack at home.
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+John Bump yes it was during Clinton when the Chinese were dumping steal. Though the reason given was that they infected California citrus trees.

We talked to a Chinese grocer when we had run out and were in need. He said FDA came in and took them all off the shelf.

+Richard Masoner​ you can get them through spicebarn.com, or china town. 
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Bicycle Fighting Tactics

"How to defend yourself with a bike" but it's mostly a couple of guys goofing off in the backyard as they experiment with using martial arts moves while astride a bike.
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As in Judo, you take your opponent in the same direction he is already moving just at an accelerated pace. You can usually get away. If he's pushing you, you pull him too you and "bam" "socko" etc.
If you're riding things get a little stickier. Remember, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction!
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American cultural hegemony at a strip mall in Sunnyvale, California USA 
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+Brendan Casey when friends visit me here they never fail to smirk at the "Kum And Go" gas stations.
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I couldn't resist

Regarding this funky bike lane in Colorado Springs, CO.

 http://www.koaa.com/

This looks like it could be a jughandle turn, but it's not.  It's to cross a high speed turning lane at a surface street intersection.
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I think people are missing the concept here, given it's already one common in Australia and Canada.
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San Jose Bike Party - Taiko begins as the cyclists show up
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Yeah they were awesome
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San Jose Bike Party Obon Ride

I'm beginning to upload photos as I process video from tonight's ride.

#cycling   #sanjose   #bikeparty  
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yes you did but it's still kinda creepy :)
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Put those kids to work! Tyke-sized cargo bikes from Republic on sale to Amazon Prime members while supplies last.

http://www.cyclelicio.us/shop/cycling-bikesets/child-size-cargo-bike/?B00UKVLVNE
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Nice find!
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When I was 14 I wrote a single pass 6502 assembler in Atari BASIC (yes, really). In college, while my peers had modern 286 PCs for their assignments, I had a hand-me-down Heathkit 8086; I rewrote the BIOS so it would be PC compatible enough to run MS-DOS 3.0, Wordstar, Lotus 123, and Borland's Turbo C IDE. Everything since then is a corporate trade secret.
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