biking

Life in the Bike Lane

  Cooler weather has come!  By leaving at 8 in the morning, riders can still get home before it reaches 80 degrees, even after a 50-mile ride.  Many roads have tre ...

Cycling through/near Placer County

Here are some more photographs from rides outside Placer County that can be started by loading your bike in your SUV and driving for about an hour. One of my favorite rides ...

Seeing the world from a bike

  We cyclists see things differently. I’m not talking philosophically, albeit there may be something to that, too. But the real world looks a little different from a b ...

Cycling through or near Placer County

  You five loyal readers know I find riding my bike in Placer County just great.  But I have to admit there are other places to pedal too.  Here are some pictures ...

Can you prove you rode today?

  It’s 7:10 a.m., I’m in my garage, helmet on, head and taillights blinking, Garmin on “pause.” I open my phone and hit “allow” to the not ...

Cycling through Placer County

  One of my favorite roads to cycle is Millertown, 2.3 miles connecting Wise and Mt. Vernon Roads, just west of Auburn. It roughly follows the North Canal (it doesn’t l ...

Separate, restricted, shared and buffered

As jurisdictions work toward greater public safety on streets and highways, we have begun to see more signage, special lanes and special paint designed to keep bicycle riders and a ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  Every year since 2010, the group of folks with whom I ride plan a 100-mile ride, just because we can.  It started as an opportunity for those of us who, even at our a ...

A morning on the inaugural MandaRide

Up before dawn to don my Lincoln Hills Cyclists kit to represent the ’hood at the inaugural MandaRIDE on Saturday in Loomis. I have decided to stretch the 30-mile charity rid ...

If they hadn’t invented bicycles

I can remember my dad running behind me, holding on to the seat of my sister’s hand-me-down bike, as I wobbled down the sidewalk, trying to find my balance on what seemed lik ...

Cycling through Placer County

One of the favorite routes for cyclists from the Lincoln area is to Camp Far West Lake via McCourtney Road but I have met riders from all over the area there.  McCourtney Roa ...

We’re all quirky

Anyone who is an avid anything has a few quirks, habits or special language related to that avidocity (I may have just made up that word).  My wife is an avid quilter. She ha ...

Life in the Bike Lane

Do you know what the temperature is at 8:30 a.m.?  Sub-freezing, that’s what it is.  Plus, add a 15-mph wind chill factor because we’re on bikes.  But ...

Cycling through Placer County

While dry weather this time of year is bad for the environment, it is good for cycling.  These pictures were all taken in one week this month on three separate rides.  ...

Clips, arms and butter

Just a couple of weeks ago, I digressed in a column to define “kit” (generally, the cycling clothes worn by road bikers) for the non-cyclist.  It made me think (ac ...