SVBC teamed up with Silicon Valley Leadership Group and SAP yesterday morning to host a breakfast for the Captains and Big Wheels of teams that participated in the 2011 Company Bike Challenge (CBC). The point of the morning was to bring together bike enthusiasts from a variety of Silicon Valley... read the whole blog post.
The office has been fairly quiet this week, with Corinne exploring the great frozen North and Ernesto in Minnesota at the Safe Routes to School conference. With nobody to boss around, I've been trying to get out of the office as much as possible.
On Monday, I trekked all the way down three flights of stairs for an El Camino Corridor advocates meeting hosted by TransForm and Greenbelt... read the whole blog post.
I was bicycling in South Campbell yesterday, on my way home from work, when I was startled by a rude fire engine! Or more correctly, the driver.
I had taken the light rail to the Winchester station, and was proceeding south on Winchester. There is a really sketchy section where Winchester goes under San Tomas Expressway, and cars in the on-ramp and off-ramp from San Tomas have... read the whole blog post.
Last week I returned to SVBC recharged from a vacation in northern Spain and southern France. While riding in the Pyrenees and south toward Barcelona, I was again struck by the difference between riding in Europe and here in Silicon Valley. I've heard that Spain is the capital for serious crashes on the interstate--and they do rather drive like maniacs who aren't paying any attention on the... read the whole blog post.
I'm back! Two weeks into marriage, I can finally say I've bested Britney Spears at something (that was MY Mouseketeers slot!). The wedding was great, as was the honeymoon in Puerto Rico. But enough about me - let's get to the topic you all want to read about: What's the cycling like in Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is hot, humid, and crowded in the city. We stayed in San Juan, which has... read the whole blog post.
I was in Boulder recently. The weather was wonderful, despite a few thunder showers. Lots of folks riding their bikes. You don't have to be there long to sense what a bicycle friendly town it is. For one thing, there are many, many signs warning motorists about bicyclists. They even have them at crosswalks where riders may be exiting separated bike paths. (By the looks of them, they operate... read the whole blog post.
Gary Richards has an interesting and informative piece about road diets and other traffic-calming efforts in the Merc right now. Check out the article and leave a comment voicing your thoughts on slower car speeds and more bike lanes!
Read the article at http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_18561104?nclick_check=1
I'm skipping town for the next couple of weeks to get married and then take a Caribbean honeymoon. What a summer!
Ernesto will take over website duties while I'm gone, but the e-bulletin will take a vacation next week and be back the week of the 25th. I'll miss you dearly, handful of anonymous readers (and Mom). Would you like a souvenir? Perhaps a seashell with some googly eyes? A... read the whole blog post.
As all 12 dedicated readers of this blog know, I recently graduated from my local underfunded exceptional institute of higher education. Now, I've been working for this here outfit for close to two and a half years, but I've never quite been able to work full time except for summer vacations and such. Graduation meant that I was not only a hot-shot with a highly prized four-year degree... read the whole blog post.
Went to the on-bike education class hosted by SVBC and the City of Mountain View and taught by John Ciccarelli, a very able LCI (League Cycling Instructor) and transportation planner. It was so worthwhile. I had taken a similar class a few years ago when I was just starting out with street bicycling, and that was very helpful, but it was good to have a brush-up and pick up some pointers that I... read the whole blog post.