Archive for August, 2017

East Bay Road Update – August [Updated 9/5]

Monday, August 28th, 2017 by tony

News has been quiet on the various East Bay/Contra Costa road closures. But there have been some updates. Palomares Road: “Alameda County Public Works Agency is extending the closure of Palomares Road to all traffic between Palo Verde Road, Castro Valley, and Niles Canyon Road, Fremont, through September 22, 2017. Crews have completed the slide repair, removed […]


Fun With Tubeless Road Tires [updated 9/10]

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by tony

  Last September I got a new tubeless wheelset for my road bike. This is a report on my experience for those of you who have been mesmerized by all the current hype on tubeless road wheels yet are not ready to make the leap. The bottom line is: it’s been a mixed bag—some good, […]


SMART Start, Finally!

Monday, August 21st, 2017 by tony

This Friday, August 25, the Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit  or SMART train will finally commence services. After a lengthy delay SMART received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration for its Positive Train Control system, which is designed to prevent accidents. There will be an opening ceremony at the downtown Santa Rosa SMART station at […]


August East Bay Road Update

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 by tony

It’s well into summer, it hasn’t rained in months, and you’re thinking, “All those closed roads in the East Bay should be open by now!” Unfortunately that is not the case and for some roads, if the end is in sight the counties are being very mum and not willing to announce an expected completion […]