Archive for the 'Bike Clinic' Category

Ottolock: A Fool and His/Her Money Are Soon Parted

Friday, December 14th, 2018 by tony

  Unfortunately I am one of those fools: I put down $65 at REI for one of these locks, the 30-inch model a month ago. It’s really light, lighter than one of those inexpensive cable locks you see at Ace Hardware (don’t you just love that name?) for about $15 and which I have been […]


Continuing Lessons on Road Tubeless Tires

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 by tony

  I recently got a flat tire on a road tubeless tire. How is that possible you say? I’d love to tell you it was because Jason slashed my tire with his chainsaw leaving me hapless by the side of the road. But it was much more mundane and humiliating. Whatever caused the puncture was […]


Disc Brake Hype

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 by tony

If you are contemplating purchasing a road bike or you perhaps fervently peruse cycling magazines and websites for the latest bike porn, without doubt you have been exposed to a deluge of hype about road disc brakes. I’m here to disabuse you of the marketing drivel and share a real world user’s experience. My experience […]


Road Tubeless Update

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 by tony

  For almost two years I’ve been running road tubeless tires on my bike and I’ve commented about my experience here and here. It’s been an experiment on several fronts. In addition to using tubeless tires I have also been using sealant, which is optional although often recommended. I have the tires set up on […]


Tubeless Update

Monday, February 5th, 2018 by tony

I wrote about my early experience with tubeless road tires last year; you can find that article here. Since last August I’ve put another 700 miles on those wheels and I experienced my third puncture a few days ago. As I mentioned before, one of the downsides of running sealant in tires (tubeless or otherwise) […]


Shiny New Things: Garmin Edge 25

Monday, October 5th, 2015 by tony

  Garmin recently released two new GPS cyclecomputers, the Edge 20 and 25, which might interest those of you who are looking for a simple cyclometer but with the ability to record a GPS track to post to Strava or other online fitness/mapping sites. By Garmin standards the 20 and 25 are “bare bones” cycling […]


Medicine of Cycling Six Week Class

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 by David Gaus

Evan Kavanagh passes along this flyer and information about a six week class for the public called “The Medicine of Cycling” featuring expert physicians, psychologists, trainers, and specialists covering important concepts for cyclists like bike fit, metrics, psychology, nutrition, and of course aches and pains! The course was adapted from professional education programming for sports […]


Climbing & Descending clinic

Sunday, May 11th, 2008 by David Gaus

While it was foggy in the City and on the drive up from Hollister, it was nice to see this pocket of sunshine in Palo Alto, as a group of us met at Gunn High School on Arastradero (right off Foothill Expressway) for the Velo Girls Bike Skills 201: Climbing & Descending clinic. Stephanie, Nancy, […]


Get Paid to Bicycle to Work

Monday, September 4th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

Pic from Want to get paid to ride your bike to work? You may be able to, if Congress passes the Bicycle Commuters Benefits Act which was recently introduced to committee. The proposed legislation would give employers the option of reimbursing their bike commuting employees up to $100 per month tax-free. Commuters who use […]


Bike Contest Answers

Monday, August 7th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

Thanks to everyone for participating. Erika H. and Don D. tied for most correct answers: 18 out of 20. I’ve decided to have two winners instead of drawing one of their names at random, so Erika and Don will both receive a prize, either a copy of “Bay Area Biking” or a one-year subscription to […]