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.
I turn right and go on around the top of the ride, where La Cima morphs into the California Riding and Hiking Trail. Undulating, classic, cross-country riding amidst the iconic golden meadows with views of the Cuyamacas, including Stonewall Peak, keep the energy level up – along with electrolytes pulled through the hose of the hydration pack strapped to my back.
Rouvy, a platform for cyclists and triathletes, has released its latest course for its augmented/mixed reality mode, IM Kona. The 40 km course is part of the iconic route for the triathlete world, which summits in Hawaii each year.
An experiential guide using the Poseidon ‘X’ adventure bike as the muse for a 24-hour overnight trip over suburban landscapes, steep grades, fire roads and wilderness trails. Wherever your journey will take you, please consider these suggestions for making the most of your time in the saddle.
SDMBA continues its strong alliance with the proud team of City of San Diego rangers at Black Mountain. Shovels finally hit the ground on the Black Widow Trail on December 1, 2018. This first work day attracted almost 80 volunteers, many of them first timers! There will be many more work days before this project is complete so check SDMBA channels for updates.
Studies have shown that improved sleep correlates with better performance at high intensities. One paper, authored by Cheri Mah, a researcher at Stanford, showed that increased sleep improved sprint times of basketball players by 5%. In the context of elite sports, 5% is much more than a marginal gain.
Bicycle injury lawyer Richard Duquette obtained a substantial money settlement for Mr. Murff who was “cut off” by a negligent motorist on July 25-2017 when she made an illegal “right hook” turn on southbound Carlsbad Blvd. (PCH) in Carlsbad, CA.
The BAT (BICYCLIST Adventure Team) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to informing, guiding and promoting ‘personal-transportation options’ for recreation, competition and as a viable means of sustainable transportation for the individual.
In ringing in the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular posts of 2018 on BICYCLIST. Following is a list of posts, starting in January, that were read and listened to by the majority of BICYCLIST readers and members.
The BAT (BICYCLIST Adventure Team) is a non-profit social-enterprise dedicated to informing, guiding and promoting ‘personal-transportation options’ for recreation, competition and as a viable means of sustainable transportation for the individual. The BAT uses your contributions to further the mission of our organization; championing sustainable transportation and travel by bike for sport, recreation, and transportation.
With the grueling job of riding, reviewing and writing about road events, I have the opportunity to experience many, especially in my backyard – Western USA and Canada. Here are my top picks for 2018’s Best of The West Gran Fondos.
Why not electrify the bike you already have? Technologies for motors and batteries have changed significantly in the past couple of years, and an add-on drive is a less complex affair, with much better results.
A multi-day mountain bike ride report with friends traversing the Pisgah National Forest for a week of autumnal riding in western North Carolina. On this trip we had dry, sunshine-y, warm afternoons followed by cool, crisp overnights, which was nothing but perfect for five days of pedaling up and down the topographic folds that lie in the vicinity of the Davidson River campground.
In getting a front row view to the ways in which bad drivers drive, I made a conscious effort to be a better driver, and to be more alert and aware while behind the wheel. It is not possible to be a perfect driver, and in certain situations, it may seem that breaking traffic laws/norms is worth the trouble.
The various immunities to liability that governments enjoy, and the pitfalls imposed by substantive law make it a complex and difficult landscape to navigate. Of these, the biggest pitfalls are the statutory public entity immunities.
Since the advent of the bicycle, two-wheeled outdoor adventures have been part of bicyclist culture. With today’s access to public lands, developments in multi-surface terrain bikes, and the electric variants cropping up exponentially, more and more adventure seekers are capable of riding up steep mountains and through forest roads.
The Art Institute of Chicago made more than 50,000 hi-res images of artwork available on their site this past week. When viewed through the optic of the bicyclist, many interesting details emerge about some of the foundational actors who defined the methods of their chosen mediums for centuries to come.
The tribalism within the world of riding bikes has existed at a much higher pitch for a much longer time than what we’re seeing in the national politic. So in the same vein, but without that SNL budget, we bring you first stanzas of the in-progress BICYCLIST Unity Song.
With much needed rain in the forecast, including the possibility of thunderstorms, the spirit in the air for the weekend-long SDMBA Mount Laguna Trail Fest presented by Zoic Clothing was nothing but positivity and cheer.
Though many have trusted a static fit for their fit needs, a dynamic fit that includes real-world power conditions provides a more accurate portrait of how your body interacts with your bike while riding. The benefit? Comfort and efficiency.
After 21 individual qualifying events on four continents, the best amateur riders from 60 countries are in Varese, Italy to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Today, 2,500 amateur racers and me, a journalist pretending to be a racer, are ready to start with rainbow-striped world champion jerseys on the line.
The situational controversy with Bird, Lime and Skip dock-less electric scooters continues. Several cities in SoCal including Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Culver City and Los Angeles have now banned the scooters from being ridden altogether for six months.