October Surprise

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We decided that a six day tour through the Central Coast would be a good practice for our future boarder to boarder tours. We hope to do first the Pacific Crest from here to Canada and then the Pacific Coast back. But we need to get our equipment sorted and learn what it takes to […]

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S240 Ramona Camping Trip April 11-12, 2015

Paul and I hatched a plan about a month ago to do an overnight bicycle camping trip. Paul arrived at my house shortly before 9:00 AM Saturday morning, raring to go. I was excited too. This was a test for equipment and practices. I have new camping equipment pared down to fit inside the velomobile. […]

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What is a velomobile?

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A velomobile, or bicycle car, is a human-powered vehicle (HPV) enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions. Nearly all velomobiles are single-passenger vehicles. They are derived from recumbent bicycles and tricycles, with the addition of a full fairing (aerodynamic shell).

What is a Velomobile?

The Quest is a a […]

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Do you know the way to San Jose (It is what it is.)

The title for this ride is because the original plan was to take the train to San Jose, then ride from there. Later we decided that driving would shorten the trip almost two days.  The challenge was to find a place to park the car, while we toured. I asked on the bicycle touring mailing […]

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San Diego Backcountry Tour – Velorambler plus one

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Our plan was to ride four days with three overnight camps. Thursday, the first day, would be the toughest. We would ride from Poway to La Jolla Indian Reservation Campground. The distance is 40 miles, […]

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2013 Velorambler Three Amigos Sideways Tour

Home to Santa Fe Station Wednesday April 3rd Mileage estimate: 25 miles from home

We wanted to make this a no car trip, so I started riding at 7:30 from my home in Poway and met Dennis about an hour later. We rode together through Kearney Mesa, Linda Vista, Old Town, then straight down Kettner […]

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4th Annual San Diego Tweed Ride

Sunday December 9, 2012

I estimate there were more than 100 people participating. This little bike was painted up just for the occasion. It was both and advertisement and a road marker for people looking for the ride start.

Cargo Bike painted up for the ride

This was one of the more […]

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Safety Quiz

I found this cool safety quiz. The answers are based upon facts and data from various sources.

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No Foolin’ 60 for 60

Sunday was my 60th Birthday, so I decided to ride my bicycle 60 miles to celebrate. Last month wasn’t a big ride month so I wasn’t in optimal condition to take on a challenge like this.

I had originally thought about taking the train from Escondido to Oceanside, ride to Dana Point and back, […]

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Copenhagenize, cult leader

I was recently lead to this page on copenhagenize.com and decided that I needed to answer it. I’m not prone to diatribes against other cyclists, but this page irked me. I doubt the author will ever see this but here it is.

Do advocates for separated bicycle facilities believe in fairies, trolls and ogres? I […]

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