Archive for July, 2010

Single Speed Gearing (part 2)

Posted on July 27th, 2010 · Posted in Bikes, Gear

My previous post on single speed gearing covered all of the convoluted ground of figuring out the “gain ratio” to compare gearing between different types of bikes.  But it can.. read more

Single Speed Knee Pain

Posted on July 26th, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

A couple of my neighbors are hardcore cyclists, riding STP in a day, doing the RAMROD, etc. One was telling me the other night that doing longer rides single speed.. read more

Rancho Bravo Bike Drive-Thru?

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

My favorite source for local-local news, Capitol Hill Seattle, posted today that Rancho Bravo is considering putting in a drive-through. Traffic is already crazy on that block – the crosswalk.. read more

Bike Licensing

Posted on July 19th, 2010 · Posted in Dumbness, Laws

July’s Momentum magazine features an article on bike licensing that goes over the well-worn reasons why bike licensing is a bad idea.  There are many, but we really need only.. read more

A Suggestion on Where You Might Put Your Horn

Posted on July 17th, 2010 · Posted in Dumbness, Roads

I ride on Capitol Hill every day; the drivers are generally polite and accustomed to sharing the roads with bikes. It may be that this general amiability, familiar as it.. read more

No Bike Lane Needed

Posted on July 16th, 2010 · Posted in Bikes

. . . if you’re riding the Big Dog. Not sure this would make the most practical commuter, and doubtless this beast is geared, but it would be fun to.. read more

San Francisco Cycling

Posted on July 13th, 2010 · Posted in Travel

I’ve been traveling in northern California, including spending much of the last week in San Francisco, a city where I lived throughout the 90′s. Lots of folks on bikes here;.. read more

Commuting Progress

Posted on July 1st, 2010 · Posted in Commuting

I try to ride to work every day.  As I’ve noted before, this is less of an accomplishment than it might seem – after all, it’s the fastest way for.. read more