Archive for the 'Safety' Category

Different Smokes

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 by tony

  [Thanks to Jerome for the title; I was going to call this “Summer of Smokes” but both last year’s and this year’s gigantic fires actually took place during the fall and early winter. Most of you are probably old enough—although you may not have been living in the Bay Area at the time—to remember […]


Sign Of The Times: Respro Mask

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by tony

  If you insist upon riding when the air quality is bad or if you regularly ride next to major roads or freeways, you should consider riding with an anti-pollution mask. During “red” alerts the Bay Area Air Quality Management District suggests that people wear N95 masks. These masks block some of the particulate pollution […]


BART: Promises, Promises

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 by tony

Did you see this article in the SF Chronicle? BART is behind schedule on rolling out the new Bombardier cars. Are you surprised? No, neither am I. There isn’t a timeline in history that BART hasn’t optimistically projected and missed. We are now looking at 2020 before the Milpitas and Berryessa stations will open—only three […]



Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 by tony

  Many of you may not know that our club has a liability insurance policy. This is an insurance policy to protect the club in case an accident occurs during a club event such as a ride or weekend trip. If one of the participants is involved in an accident, for example colliding with a […]


And Another One Bites The Dust!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by tony

Redwood Road over near Castro Valley from the Marciel gate to the EBMUD Chabot staging area is now closed to all traffic. Winter storms had led to erosion of the edge of the roadway, which falls precipitously into San Leandro reservoir, but the area was only coned off and the roadway was narrowed to one […]


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 […]


El Nino Cycling

Monday, November 30th, 2015 by tony

  We’re finally getting some storms out of Alaska. If the weather forecasts come to fruition, we should have a very wet winter here in Northern California. El Nino continues to strengthen, and the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge and the “Blob” are fading away. Alaskan fronts coupled with tropical moisture mean rain and very likely lots of […]


I.C.E. … A “cool” link

Saturday, October 7th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

David Gaus shared an interesting website (Help – Bicycle Accident) which provides useful information about what to do when bicycle accidents and emergencies arise. One tip they provide is to have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) entry in your cell phone address book. If you are incapacitated, emergency personnel are trained to look for […]


DSSF Safe Bicycling Quiz!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 by Patrick Heryford

How safe are you on your bike? Do you know bicycle laws? Take the Safe Bicycling Quiz and find out! The Spoker that gets the most correct answers will get her/his choice of “Bay Area Biking” by Ann Marie Brown or a one-year subscription to Bicycling Magazine. If more than one Spoker has all the […]