Taking in the sites, roads and trails in California’s Eastern Sierra with a smorgasbord of places to go and things to see.
The Cannell Plunge is probably the most famous of the downhill rides, a 32 mile journey that starts in the pines of the southern Sierra and drops into what feels like a desert landscape in the khaki foothills. The Just Outstanding trail lives up its name; flow, flow, and more flow on a loamy ribbon through the green trees and then on through the manzanita tunnels.
This three-part article addresses the question of what legal remedies exist for the surviving family of a bicyclist who is killed by a negligent driver. Part one of this article discusses proving fault, and the distinction between wrongful death claims and a survival action. Part two discusses the classes of plaintiffs who may bring a wrongful death action. Part three explains the types of damages that are available to them.
To celebrate the shorter rides that can be accomplished on a single speed, we highlight a few favorites in San Diego, including trails in Balboa Park. These trails are perfect for anyone who wants to work on fitness while enjoying quietude on a single speed in San Diego.
Memorable outdoor getaways that will have you counting down to sleeping under the stars, and riding on the trails. This kind of caravan camping eliminates many of the challenges of a traditional campsite, but benefits from the features that make camping so popular.
Power meters can be segmented into two types, single-sided and dual-sided. This can also be considered single-leg or dual-leg. I would typically recommend dual-sided power meters over single-sided.
One of the upfront differences between U.S. and Italian gran fondos is cost and swag. U.S. events are pretty pricey and you’re lucky to get a water bottle and wrong size polyester t-shirt. Italian events on the other hand are only about €35 ($40) and come with a bag chock-full of Italian goodies. But the best part of an Italian gran fondo is the people. Italians love cycling like Americans love baseball.
Traumatic brain injury cases are some of the most complex civil personal injury cases today, both because of the amount of money at stake, and because of the scientific and medical complexity involved.
The Revel Propulsion produces 60NM of torque making it slightly less powerful than most OEM combinations. Additionally, the system has a very expensive torque sensing bottom bracket, one of the few DIY products with this feature. This will increase the seamlessness of the transition as the motor’s power is incorporated.
The Gilco formulation of Columbus steel was a high-point for frame-building, but the vintage drivetrain of the era left much to be desired. We built up a vintage Colnago Master frame with an assortment of carbon fiber trim and modern components to keep the performance high, and the price down low. A few tricks are required to make the adaptation, but well worth the entry fee.
The dreaded accident type of riding into a parked car door is often referred to by the frequent colloquial, ‘getting doored.’ The following tips and advice may help you in avoiding careless drivers who don’t pay attention to the bike lane when they are getting out of their cars.
Richard Duquette of 911 Law provides a summary of the procedural hazards plaintiffs face when they try to assert a claim against a government entity, and the steps to take if you find yourself in these circumstances.
Are charity cycling events a lost cause? Not yet, at least at the Tour de Palm Springs. Since 1999, the nonprofit group behind the event, CVSPIN (Coachella Valley Serving People In Need), has given more than $3.2 million to charities including Boy Scout troops, homeless organizations, high school bands, Desert AIDS Project, United Cerebral Palsy, and countless others.
Gooseberry Mesa sits at 5,200′ elevation to the north of Zion National Park, a jewel of Southern Utah. The panoramic views of the desert mesas are internationally famous, though the crowds are relegated to the National Park and left behind from the perch of the bicycle. Solitude is a few pedal strokes away.
California has the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, which includes plants that can be toxic to humans. Interaction with these toxic plants is avoidable so long as you’re aware of what to look for.
HawkEye Road Hazards is a mobile-optimized site with an interactive map of dangers to bicyclists, (pot holes, debris, construction and more). On the site, a bicyclist can create a free account to report the location of road hazards with GPS coordinates.
The classic cross country riding in Prescott includes 100+ miles of fast and fun trails that extend around the town, making it a destination riding place. It is classic cross-country riding, with loads of flow trails.
Part I of this article discussed how lost earning capacity works as a general matter. This second part explores the unique challenges of making a lost-earning capacity argument with an injured plaintiff who is in active military service.
Careful thought of how to make changes to your setup or riding style can provide dramatic improvements to your endurance and average speed. If you want to go faster, more aero rider positioning and component selection far outpace weight reduction efforts.
Coming across wildlife while riding can be a rewarding reminder of the benefits of traveling at ‘bicycle speed’; fast enough to cover significant ecological diversity, slow enough to bear witness and observe the animal kingdom all around us. Keep nature wild, look don’t touch (you knew that right?)
Pedaling through Coyote Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,I contrast the current landscape experience with the historical travels of explorers centuries ago in the desert, an early spring highlight of east San Diego county.
The Bike Coach’s final installment in “Stretches for Before and After the Ride”. These two gentle lower back stretches will help to warm the body before a ride, or stretch out the muscles after.
There are two basic categories of damages in a personal injury case: special damages and general damages. Special damages refer to the direct, quantifiable pecuniary loss that can be traced to the accident. General damages, on the other hand, refer to other, less readily quantifiable losses such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and emotional distress.
Although I’m a die-hard roadie, I do enjoy getting a little dirt on my cleats. So when Yamaha invited BICYCLIST to preview the Wabash on the legendary SoCal Belgian Waffle Ride course, I put my snow shovel away, packed sun tan lotion and headed west for an e-adventure.
SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho was a fully supported, 15-mile scenic tour through Rancho Guejito, a 36 square-mile private ranch that has been altogether closed to public access for over its more than 150 year ownership. All manner of bikes were on display, gravel and mountain bikes, as well as some electric-powered.