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Alpine and Portola

Spring is in the air, which means huge groups of cyclists running the stop sign at Portola and Alpine in Woodside, California.

Residents in Woodside complain (including the CEO of my company) and San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputies come out on the weekends for enforcement actions targeting only cyclists.

The thing is, everybody runs this stop sign, not just cyclists, but cyclists are the only ones getting the tickets.

#ReplaceBikeWithCar   Video from +Lee Slone 
 
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View from this morning's commute across the Santa Cruz Mountains California. 
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I am definitely jealous.
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Do you see anything funny about this bike?

Gold star to the first person who identifies the distinctive features of this French  gravity bike.
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About 7yrs ago I read in one of the industry mags that Shimano was testing a Honda made gearbox on DH racers. I haven't seen one on the road yet, until now.
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San Jose Bike Train rolls Wednesday morning.
 
Dear South Bay Friends

San Jose Bike Train rolls this Wednesday morning from Diridon Station in San Jose, California USA at 8 AM.  We go north (i.e. towards the Bay)  on the Guadalupe River Trail.

SJ Bike Train  is a low-speed, casual, social bike commute ride. I welcome all body shapes, apparel and bike styles and I'd love to see you Wednesday morning.
Our next twice-monthly social bike commute that we call the San Jose Bike Train takes place this Wednesday, April 16, 2014. We depart 8 AM from Diridon Station for points north (towards the Bay and North San Jose) along the Guadalupe River Trail. San Jose Bike Train is a casual, social, low-spee
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+John Wardlaw's speculation on what might happen if he flatted during a high speed descent reminds me of this crash video.

Penny farthings use solid rubber tires. In this crash, the tire separated from the rim 
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nailed it
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Why did I do this?

Detail from my Strava this morning. I'm northbound (towards the top of the map). +Chris Davies asks why I made that right onto Hamilton Ave and came back.

What's your guess?  


If you need a hint: I was doing better than 20 MPH approaching Hamilton
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Is there a tall building at the intersection, suddenly reducing the numbers of GPS satellites within line-of-sight?
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When your paying yourself you learn to so yourself.
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Bike Friday Haul A Way

Finally grabbing the photos from my good camera I took to Sea Otter.
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The frame is length adjustable as is the "stem". They claim it will fit on a bus rack in the shortest configuration.

Technically, AirFridays aren't foldable either. So....
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Dear South Bay Friends

San Jose Bike Train rolls this Wednesday morning from Diridon Station in San Jose, California USA at 8 AM.  We go north (i.e. towards the Bay)  on the Guadalupe River Trail.

SJ Bike Train  is a low-speed, casual, social bike commute ride. I welcome all body shapes, apparel and bike styles and I'd love to see you Wednesday morning.
Our next twice-monthly social bike commute that we call the San Jose Bike Train takes place this Wednesday, April 16, 2014. We depart 8 AM from Diridon Station for points north (towards the Bay and North San Jose) along the Guadalupe River Trail. San Jose Bike Train is a casual, social, low-spee
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+Richard Masoner Yeah, I will be meeting y'all at the cafe again this week after biking in on the spur line from Willow Glen (Virginia Light Rail station).  
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Some kind of box laying around at the train station. I wonder what's in it.
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HAY, that's where my bike went.
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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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    Computer Science, 1985 - 1990
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    Aerospace Engineering, 1984 - 1985
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