Life in the Bike Lane column

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 column

Placer County has good cycling weather all year. If you’re not afraid to ride in weather below 40 degrees, the only days you might miss on the road are when it rains.  ...

Just back away

A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found about 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression or road rage” at least once in the past ...

Life in the Bike Lane

If you are a cyclist who rides often, you are always looking for new places to ride, either as a destination to find a donut, a road that has just been repaved or a completely ...

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 column

  We usually start in Lincoln, but every so often, we load up the bikes and travel out of town for a special ride.  Such was the case Nov. 1, when 10 riders started in ...

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

Placer County has many creeks, canals and a couple of rivers running through it.  It seems even during the drought years that there was always water flowing.  For some ...

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 ...

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

I borrowed a friend’s e-bike for a little test ride. Barely around the block. Unfortunately, I liked it. I could go faster on the flat with less effort. A couple of “sh ...

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 ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  Last week, I wrote about the sometimes contentious relationship between dogs and bike riders.  But we love dogs.  Like drivers, the vast majority of dogs we enc ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

  With great power comes great responsibility or so said someone from the French Revolution or was it Churchill?  FDR? We know Spiderman said it in 1962.  It is a ...