An open letter to East Bay Cyclists on the occasion of the opening of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

East Bay cyclists – Welcome! The bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge opens up lots of wonderful connections and riding for cyclists all over the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re starting to explore riding in Marin County via

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An open letter to East Bay Cyclists on the occasion of the opening of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

East Bay cyclists – Welcome! The bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge opens up lots of wonderful connections and riding for cyclists all over the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re starting to explore riding in Marin County via

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Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a well-deserved reputation for being a bike-friendly city.  I spent a week there recently, riding over fifty miles (80 kilometers) in the city over the course of several days.  (Here’s a typical ride)  Here’s what I noticed. Every

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Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a well-deserved reputation for being a bike-friendly city.  I spent a week there recently, riding over fifty miles (80 kilometers) in the city over the course of several days.  (Here’s a typical ride)  Here’s what I noticed. Every

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Every Generation Gets the James Bond Theme It Deserves

Did you know that the iconic James Bond theme song is a little bit different in every movie?  I didn’t.  I figured that they just nailed it in Doctor No and stuck with it. Is there a better, more iconic

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Every Generation Gets the James Bond Theme It Deserves

Did you know that the iconic James Bond theme song is a little bit different in every movie?  I didn’t.  I figured that they just nailed it in Doctor No and stuck with it. Is there a better, more iconic

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$119 Frame/Fork build

I enjoy building bikes up from parts, and I’ve been frustrated with some newer bike designs that use proprietary parts and standards. While it’s still true that the frame is the most important part of choosing a bike, these days

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$119 Frame/Fork build

I enjoy building bikes up from parts, and I’ve been frustrated with some newer bike designs that use proprietary parts and standards. While it’s still true that the frame is the most important part of choosing a bike, these days

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Essential Marin Road Cycling Map

A friend just moved to San Francisco so I wanted to make a map for her of the essential cycling routes in Marin that are accessible from San Francisco and the names and markers that we use to talk about

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Essential Marin Road Cycling Map

A friend just moved to San Francisco so I wanted to make a map for her of the essential cycling routes in Marin that are accessible from San Francisco and the names and markers that we use to talk about

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The Simpsons, actuarially

The animated series “The Simpsons” has been on television since 1990.  This remarkable run made me wonder, “What were the odds in 1990 that the main voice actors for the show would survive to 2017?” I did some actuarial analysis

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The Simpsons, actuarially

The animated series “The Simpsons” has been on television since 1990.  This remarkable run made me wonder, “What were the odds in 1990 that the main voice actors for the show would survive to 2017?” I did some actuarial analysis

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How to display horsepower on Wahoo Elemnt and Bolt

I’m a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer and its new smaller sibling, the Bolt, but I never found much use for the color coded LED display on the units.  That changed when I figured out how to configure the

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How to display horsepower on Wahoo Elemnt and Bolt

I’m a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer and its new smaller sibling, the Bolt, but I never found much use for the color coded LED display on the units.  That changed when I figured out how to configure the

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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Raise the Torch

I suggest that we adopt the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of patriotic support for a free, open, diverse country. For the next few years, and possibly beyond, Americans are going to need a symbol of dissent and opposition to

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Raise the Torch

I suggest that we adopt the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of patriotic support for a free, open, diverse country. For the next few years, and possibly beyond, Americans are going to need a symbol of dissent and opposition to

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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