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The Invisible Riders of our Bike Community

I’ve been reading a book on the history of bicycle advocacy in my spare time and I came across what the author described as a ground breaking article written in Bicycling Magazine in 2006. It’s called...

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Gotta Catch ‘em All! — Bike Thieves on the UC Irvine Campus

You’ve maybe seen it in this week’s New University, but here it is without all that paper stuff: The most recent results of the UCI Police Department/Parking and Transportation efforts to crack down on...

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National Transportation Bill Seeks to Limit Bikes

It’s been a rather hectic month of 3-day work-weeks, but we’re back, people. We’re back. There’s a lot to talk about, so I’ll just get to it. One of Congress’ many sub-committees on important things is...

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Ready for the Rain… but not the Cold.

A few weeks back, I bought a Patagonia rain shell from a great online deals sit. I’m genuinely surprised at the quality and foresight of the design. It’s “gecko green” which is pretty darn visible for...

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Ramon – Bike Hero

So I’ve convinced a co-worker to bike commute in from Corona del Mar. She’s opted to add 1.5 miles to her route so she can take Bayview Drive and go around the massive hills. Yesterday, at 4:45pm, I...

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The Carbon Footprint of Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber. It’s light. It’s strong. It’s expensive. It’s what all the EXTREME riders want. But here’s a warning: it’s not so green. Where a standard steel or aluminum bike can be recycled for its...

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METROLINK – Free Round-Trip to LA & Food & Raffle for Lunar New Year

OC Metrolink is at it again, doing their best to get people on the train. And they’re kinda rocking it. First, they have “Woo! Woo!” Fridays where they give food/drink discount incentives to ride from...

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I am Realistic. I Know Myself. I am a Fat-lete.

I have been intending to write this post for some time. I was inspired to use and possibly coin the term “fatlete” with my partner’s reading of the book “Slow Fat Triathlete”. It was a book we found...

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The Motorist is Absolved of Fault!

Time and time again, the actions of bad drivers are supported by the inaction of law enforcement. We all see tons of people using their cell phones while driving and we’re all aware of the danger that...

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Cycling Advocacy – Is it Possible to Over-Incentivize and Over-Amenitize?

The Research There is a theory in the economics and social psychology (*cough* same thing) that says that if you use extrinsic incentives to affect behavior before allowing intrinsic incentives to...

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