Archive for April, 2016

Electric Bike Expo at Stanford

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by tony

This past weekend Stanford Shopping Center hosted the Electric Bike Expo, one of six taking place in the western US. Roger and I found out about it quite by chance and made last-minute plans to drop in on its final day, Sunday. The Expo hosts bikes by about twenty different e-bike manufacturers as well as […]


New Different Spokes Southern California Kit!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by tony

  Our brethren in Los Angeles have redesigned their club jersey. If you’d like to support them while sporting some fashionable duds, then zip over to their website to place an order. DSSC is offering two jersey designs, a limited edition “L’Orange” and an always-fashionable black club jersey. You can get either design in short […]


Ride Recap: Morgan Territory

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by tony

David Gaus had such a good idea to ride Morgan Territory. The backside of Mt. Diablo can be a bitch during the summer when it’s insufferably hot, spring and fall being the best times to have a fun romp on the Rump. A wet winter made the grasslands lush and verdant but time was running […]


The Mystery of Volunteerism

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by tony

Roger and I belong to several cycling clubs including Different Spokes. All of them seem to struggle at one time or another with finding enough people to step forward to fill essential club roles such as producing a newsletter, plan events, do outreach, and lead rides. In the case of Valley Spokesmen and Grizzly Peak […]


Ride Recap: Social Ride-Lunch at the Prolific Oven

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by tony

  Almost all of our Social Rides taking place in the immediate Bay Area originate at BART stations in order to make it easy and convenient for you all to get to the start without having to jump into a car—if you even own a car. Last Saturday’s ride started at Union City BART but only […]



Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 by Sal Tavormina

It’s a fact of life that all good things must come to an end. So it is with the 2016 March Saddle Challenge. If you signed up for this year’s Saddle Challenge, please finish entering your miles cycled during March within the next few days. You can use the Saddle Challenge link in the menu […]