Life in the Bike Lane

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

  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

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

Your dog, my bike and the leash law

Dogs.  I love ‘em. Recently, one of our club members had a run-in (literally) with a friendly (aren’t they all?) black lab. Briefly, here’s what happened.& ...

Life in the Bike Lane

One of the joys of cycling in this area, especially in the more rural areas, is the opportunity to see animals close up.  Whether it is the common, like a herd of goats, or m ...

Life in the Bike Lane column

I have never been on a bike ride without at least one driver waving me or my group through a stop sign, in effect, making the stop sign a yield sign for the riders.  I find i ...

Life in the Bike Lane

If you take a bike ride in Placer County that is much more than 15 to 20 miles long, you are going to have to ride on some narrow country roads, many with nothing more than a doubl ...

Life in the Bike Lane

  Most bike riders (wisely) don’t head out on a ride when it’s wet.  Even avid cyclists have the sense to come in out of the . . . well, you know.  Bu ...

How to make a right turn

Driving to the store, you approach an intersection and notice a small group of bike riders headed the same direction.  They are properly in the bike lane but arrive at ...
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