Archive for February, 2017

Velo Love Ride 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by tony

Chico Velo is well known for putting on the Chico Wildflower Century every April. It’s a huge event they’ve made successful despite being a “backwater”. A large number of SF Bay people, including quite a few Spokers, annually head northward to take part. What isn’t as well known is that Chico Velo has for many […]


Be Careful What You Wish For

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by tony

I just looked at the weather forecast for this coming weekend and guess what it says: yep, rain both days. Is our epic winter a good thing or a bad thing? There’s an old Buddhist (or Taoist) story that you may have heard before. An old farmer, who had worked his crops for many years, […]


Free Is Not Free

Monday, February 6th, 2017 by tony

  What I’ve learned from the Internet is vast and voluminous! It’s great having all that “knowledge” at your fingertips. For example, I recently had to learn how to bleed a Shimano hydraulic disc brake and in seconds there it was, a completely detailed video on YouTube. Problem solved for free! But the most important […]


Road Closures: Inquiring Minds Would Like to Know

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by tony

  Our recent historic rains caused a lot of road closures due to debris flow and water damage. has a nice summary of the closures for the South Bay as of the most recent storm. We are bound to have more rain this winter, and to keep up with road closures throughout the Bay […]