biking

Life in the Bike Lane

  The observant citizen will have noticed by now it is hot.  But even on days when the temperature will climb to 100, one can still get in a good ride.  Start earl ...

‘Share the Road’ means follow the law

I remember the first time I saw a “Share the Road” sign.   It was near Fort Bragg, a popular area for bike riding.  Actually, my wife saw it first and t ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  During the flooding we experienced earlier this year, my wife and I were driving back to Lincoln from Woodland, taking “the back way” from Highway 99.  Be ...

A few words and pictures about bike lanes

  Cycling in Placer County is not all narrow country roads.  Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin and most other towns in the area have bike lanes to make it safer for cyclists t ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  Some people I know (and hate) can get on virtually any bike and ride it comfortably for miles, without making any adjustments.  I can trace nearly any pain I have whe ...

Life In the Bike Lane column

Part of the joy of being a recreational road bike rider is finding routes that include isolated roads, routes that make you feel like you are the only ones who know about them (nev ...

Do we need special clothing?

If you will go back into your archives, where you have saved my previous columns for future reference, you will find one from February 2016 about how expensive it can be to get int ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  Taking a bike ride with your kids is a great way to spend time with them. I love seeing parents delivering or picking up their kids at school using bikes as transportation ...

Life In the Bike Lane column

There is something special about group bike rides with a bunch of people you enjoy. Groups can be any size; rides can be any length. Pace and route can be determined by vote. Alw ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  There are several reasons why one should not start riding a bike.  None of them are good. First, you might think you are not athletic enough, or you won’t be a ...

Cycling through Placer County

Horses.  A symbol of the West and early California.  And there are many of them in rural Placer County.  They usually ignore us as we ride by but sometimes they w ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

I now have proof that at least two people read this column.  I had a very nice e-mail chat with a woman who enjoyed one of my photos.  I also had an angry voicemail fro ...

Cycling through Placer County

On alternate weeks, this column features photographs from Placer County (and maybe some neighbors) taken while riding my bike.   I have often used this space to point ou ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  It’s a great feeling to set a difficult goal for yourself and make it happen, even if you end up dirty and exhausted. Maybe that makes it even better.  A long- ...

I want to inspire you

  It has happened more than once.  My bike group will be sitting in the outside seating area of some café in Auburn, when a customer walks by, cronut and latte in ...