Bike column

Riding without a license

There are some people, mostly non-cyclists, who feel bike riders should be licensed in much the same way drivers are.  Logically, forcing a cyclist to have a license would no ...

Gladding Road -W.Wise-N.Doud-Nicolaus Road Loop

We meet again at the McBean Pavilion to take a ride in northwestern rural Lincoln over a level route. As usual, check your bike, including your tire pressure. I always carry a han ...

Bike column

Our start today is at the McBean Park Pavilion. As always, check your bike and tires. Have your charged cell phone with you and be sure you have plenty of water. Put on your helmet ...

Today, we take the 13.1-mile Gladding-Fleming-McCourtney Loop ride

Today, our ride starts from McBean Pavilion. As always, check your bike over and be sure your cell phone is on and you have plenty of water. Put on your helmet and let’s go. ...

Become a morning person

Maybe the hardest part of doing stuff is getting started doing stuff.  You know, taking that first step, or in this case, pedal stroke.  You say you’re going to ex ...

Highway 193 - Sierra College - King Road Loop

Starting at McBean Pavilion, we will take a 15-mile-plus ride today over an up-and-down route. After inspecting your bike and checking your cell phone and water supply, put ...

Joiner Parkway - Athens - Nelson Lane - Nicolaus Loop

For a change today, we will start our ride at the Lincoln Hills Community Church parking lot at Joiner Parkway and Del Webb Boulevard. As a ...

Gladding Road-Wise Road-Lincoln Boulevard Loop

We start our ride at the McBean Park Pavilion. Today, the ride will take us into northern rural Lincoln over flat terrain. Do your routine check of your bike and be sure you have a ...

It’s a two-wheel love affair

Almost all my bike riding is with a group of five to 10 other riders. But because it had been several days since I rode (weather, grandkids), I recently took a solo ride, loosel ...

So you want to start riding

In my last column, I wrote about the benefits of cycling vis-a-vis aging. I am guessing many of you have become inspired and want to start riding a bike before it’s too la ...

We look good on paper

“When will you be back from your bike ride,” she asked.  “We leave at 8 and will be riding 50 miles. See you at 1” was his confident reply.  ...

Cycling resolutions for a more pleasant ride

I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions.  If one needs to be better about doing something or changing something or learning something, do it now.  W ...

Responsible and educated goes both ways

As I said in a previous column, no driver wants to hit a cyclist and no cyclist wants to get hit.  It is stating the obvious that cyclists want more dedicated street ...

Nicolaus, Joiner, Aviation Drive - Santa Clara loop

We begin our ride today at McBean Pavilion. Check your bike and be sure you have water and a cell phone. Put on your helmet and let’s go. Today’s ride will be ...

An open letter to cyclists

In last week’s edition of The News Messenger (Oct. 23, page A6, “Bicycle riders are also arrogant”), one letter to the editor highlighted four things non-rider ...