bike riding

MMAMILS

The term “MAMIL” can actually be found in new dictionaries. It is defined as “a middle-aged man who is a road cyclist, typically one who rides an expensive bike a ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

If you regular readers (five) will check your archives, you will find I traveled down this bike path almost exactly four years ago. But since then, I have gained a reader (and one ...

Life in the Bike Lane

You five (by recent count) regular readers will recognize that I have often waxed poetic (OK, maybe not poetic and there has been minimal waxing) about the glory of riding one&rsqu ...

Life in the Bike Lane

As further proof of Placer County’s position as one of the great cycling regions in the state, I submit these photos, all taken on the same 50-mile ride last month.  St ...

Life in the Bike Lane

The astute reader will recognize it has been raining around here.  While I don’t recommend that anyone start a casual ride in the rain, I have certainly set out when th ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  We were on our usual Monday ride a couple of weeks ago. In the course of the morning, we were in bike lanes, on bike paths and shoulders along the roadway.  We also sp ...

Life in the Bike Lane

This time of year, between the heat of summer and the sometime sub-freezing mornings during the winter, is a wonderful time to be out on your bike.  You may need to brea ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  Last week, heading south on Newcastle Road, I turned left on to Powerhouse.  Around the first turn, I encountered a cyclist coming the other way.  It was downhill ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  Last week in this publication, Ed Carper, a long-time Loomis resident, laid out exactly why bike riders enjoy riding in Placer County, in a well-written piece (Another View ...

Another View

I think we need to consider revising some of our “rules of the road” for cyclists, at least in the Loomis countryside. I understand why people like to ride in Loomis b ...

Mamas, don’t let your babies ride bikes without helmets

  I don’t understand why bike riders don’t wear helmets.  A friend with whom I used to ride didn’t want to mess up her hair. I pointed out it was 5:30 ...

Life in the Bike Lane

    Section 21202 of the California Vehicle Code states, in part (and I paraphrase): When riding a bicycle slower than automobile traffic, a rider must stay as far to ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

Every other week, when I do these photo essays, I try to find a theme, such as “hills to climb” or “animals we have seen.” This week, the theme is &ld ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

In my experience, the novice road bike rider fears traffic – cars – more than any other aspect of bike riding in the real world.   A reasonable amount of tre ...

Life gets ‘complicateder’

  It may surprise you readers to know that I do a draft of this column before submitting it for publication.  Just for fun, I often type it (thank you Mrs. Blunt &ndash ...