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Richard Masoner
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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream carts in the parking lot means we should expect a "surprise" fire drill later this morning.
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Ice cream is a good fire retardant after all.
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This "stylized" photo created by Google Photos makes riding alongside 60 MPH traffic look almost pleasant.

Taken during the evening commute, San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, California USA.
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I read about the fatality. RIDE BIKES 
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The Grey Escape

This video highlights the good work of Cycling Without Age, an organization which works to help the elderly get back on their bicycles in spite of their limited mobility, through a romance story between Finn, 81, and Marie, age 96 as they ride bicycle rickshaws from Denmark to Norway. Finn wants to marry Marie, but Marie thinks Finn, at 81, is far too young for her.
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oh my - this is so beautiful. A must share.
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City of Portland, OR issues parking tickets to motorists illegally parked in the bike lane.
 
Nice to see Portland stepping up and ticketing cars parked in bike lanes. Hopefully they will use the $6,640 revenue from tickets toward improving bicycle infrastructure.
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they should have totalled 83 cars ... ;)
towing is way too nice
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Good stuff, via +William Robison 
 
Protected bike lanes will increase our transit capacity and move more people on our streets.
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Juvenile Side Blotched Lizard

These little ones are all over the place in Western Colorado. The males famously come in three different colorations and have a mating strategy commonly compared to the rock, paper, scissors game. Orange dominates both blue and yellow varieties. Blue males have smaller harems than orange and can beat only yellow males. Yellow males don't have harems of females, but they sneak into the harems of orange and blue males.

You'd think that orange males would eventually out-compete the other colors, but there's this interesting interplay that can be illustrated with a finite state machine. The Wikipedia article describes the interaction pretty well https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_side-blotched_lizard
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As promised to +Dan Saunders#coffeemoldwars
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+Robert Clark - Just close your eyes and imagine it's raw tofu... <grin>
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FOR THOSE ABOUT TO RIDE, WE SALUTE YOU

+Ian Emmons,  Yours Truly, David, Dan, Brent,  Karen and +Karl D  in this morning's San Jose Bike Train as we depart from Caffè Bel Bacio this morning.

He's not in this photo but I was talking with Vinny Huynh during this morning's commute. In his heavily accented English, he told me about AC/DC's upcoming tour of Vietnam in 2017.

Me (who hasn't followed the band since the late 1980s): "AC/DC? They're still around?"

Vinny: "Yes, of course, very active!"

Me: "Why Vietnam?"

Vinny: "Because AC/DC leader Tony Le, he Vietnamese."

Me (thinking to myself): When did AC/DC replace Brian Johnson?
Me: "I imagine metal might be popular with younger Vietnamese."

Vinny (who's my age, rides steel & titanium bikes): "I like my bikes, but kids have carbon fiber."

Me (confused by this non-sequitur but pressing on anyway): "So Tony Lee, did he settle in Australia or something?"

Vinny: "No no, he come from America."

Me: "What kind of voice does he have? When did he start singing for AC/DC?"

Vinny: [ pause, then a smile ] ACTC! Not AC/DC, AC *T*C! They do Vietnam cycle tour next year. Tony Le is president AC*T*C.

Me: [ Realization dawns that Vinny is talking about the Almaden Cycle Touring Club ]

Photo by Janet Lafleur at https://twitter.com/ladyfleur/status/755785751632105472
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Bike riding raccoon

I think somebody's posted video about this guy before. Now on a MSM news broadcast.

Sorry for two quick posts in a row, but you know, raccoons on bikes!
Melanie Raccoon gets her exercise in by riding a small red bike.
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+Jeff Hendricks I've been blown off my bike by a military cargo jet as I biked across what was supposed to be a clear runway on a military base. Bastards up in the tower did it on purpose.
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We've had one mountain lion attack in the Santa Cruz Mountains in a century -- a six year old boy was attacked while hiking on a trail with his parents in Cupertino on September 7, 2014. The parents fought the cougar off and the boy survived his injuries.

The big cats are spotted frequently in my town, but the only cat I've seen was on Highway 17 as it got hit by a car.
 
Hiking, biking, or camping, know what to do when wild animals attack. http://nyti.ms/297S12F
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+Kenneth Combs I suspect our forebears fell victim to wild cats, too. http://www.livescience.com/10416-sabertooth-cats-feasted-early-humans.html
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Met new friends in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. 
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+Fen that guy in front of me? He's probably 15 to 20 years older than me, and I was pushing hard to keep up. The good news: after a week of sleeping at 6500 feet, I should feel supercharged riding at the coast for the next couple of days.
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    Computer Science, 1985 - 1990
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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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