Cycling

I don’t do resolutions

  I don’t do resolutions. At least not the New Year kind.   Goals? Not really. Bucket list? I have three buckets in the shed but they’re not on any list. ...

Life in the Bike Lane

December in Placer County can be wet, which presents some problems for the avid cyclist. If you are fortunate to have some flexibility, it is a good idea to wait for the stree ...

Green lanes would help

  Back in the day, “the day” being the late 1800s, the bicycle began to get popular.  But, oh! Those dirt/mud/cobblestone roads! “Hey,” someone ...

CYCLING THROUGH PLACER COUNTY

It has gone from “cool” to “cold” in Placer County, especially if you are up early for a bike ride. Days that start in the 30s and don’t make it mu ...

Stuff that I wonder about

    Like you five loyal readers, I wonder about stuff. Some of the stuff about which I wonder have actual answers, and deep down, I might know those answers.   Bu ...

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 ...

Say hello to your trusty bike

Vic Freeman doesn’t need to be told that May is National Bike Month to jump on his 18-year-old bike. The Lincoln resident, now 84, has been riding his preferred transportati ...

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

While the rainy weather has been good for the drought, it is tough on avid cyclists.  Finding time to get out between rainstorms can be a challenge, especially when family, b ...

Cyclocross comes to Rocklin Oct. 8-9

On Oct. 8-9, Sacramento Cyclocross will kick off its cyclocross race season with exhilarating events in two Rocklin locations, both are first-time venues for the organization.  ...

Cycling In Placer County

On alternate weeks, this column will feature photographs from Placer County (and maybe some neighbors) taken while riding my bike.   My hope is that the reader will be i ...

The bias against cyclists

Remember the cycling boom of 1970?  No, me either, but apparently (I read about it in a book) way back then, cyclists were seen as healthy and environmentally conscious good g ...

Bike column

Today, we start at the McBean Pavilion for an up-and-down ride through the outskirts of Lincoln. As always, check over your bike. Be sure your cell phone is working and have plenty ...

Hooked on triathlons and none too soon

As men age, some take up golf, others tennis and a few softball, but not many choose triathlon – unless you are Gary Ferris. Now 70, the Lincoln Hills Sun City resident deci ...

USA BMX State Finals at Oak Creek in Roseville

The USA BMX Northern California State Finals are coming to Roseville's Oak Creek BMX again. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19-21. Oak Creek BMX has a long history of hosting ...