Interested in visiting bicycle cafes–defined broadly as shops that are for bike sale (or repair or event) + some sort of food or drink. Visited: I’ve been to Cyclismo in Redwood City. It’s awesome, totally worth the trip. Wanted to try going by Caltrain but the day we went we had some car-centric events planned so […]Read More Bay Area Bicycle Cafes?
This post may be relevant to an audience of one–myself–but I’m posting in case it’s helpful to anyone else. I’ve biked to the airport but I don’t go there frequently enough to consistently remember where the access point to the Guadalupe River trail is, so here are my notes. SJC’s website mentions bicycle and pedestrian […]Read More How Do I Bike to and From SJC Airport?
Last fall, I went shopping for e-bikes after getting sick of bike+train. Given the upfront investment I wanted to find a way to test my commute and day-to-day riding without buying an e-bike first. I tested a large swath of my commute on test rides and test-rode numerous nice ebikes but needed a longer term […]Read More DIY E-Brompton
If you’re me, you’ve been secretly worried that you’ll get a flat tire on your cargo bike. I’ve taken the kr8 1000+ miles with no problems until today. It’s right to be ready since flats are inevitable but worrying is overrated. I was worried it will happen when I was out without my tools. It did […]Read More FAQ: Oh no, what if I get a flat tire on my cargo bike?
It started out great enough: croissants and pourover coffee at B2 – Bellano Coffee at San Pedro Square. The weather was cloudy and it was nice and quiet. The kids even behaved long enough for me to drink almost half my coffee. Both halves of my coffee Kids behaving. Wish my dog was that […]Read More #coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 3 – Pourover, Pumpkin, and Poked
I have DOUBLED my #coffeeneuring performance this year by remembering to continue coffeeneuring. Today’s stop was an on-the-fly attempt to grab espresso on the way to catch the train at Diridon (a little in-between coffee to supplement the coffee I had at home this morning before I drink additional coffee on the train). Also, I actually […]Read More #coffeeneuring 2017 – Ride 2 – Express Espresso to Diridon
Fancy hi-tech gear review: the Brompton Basket. I like it. Basket showing packing cube of commute essentials and a cooler bag for shopping As Mumford so eloquently put it in “Technics and the Nature of Man” (Technology and Culture, Vol. 7 No. 3 (Summer, 1966)): Even in describing only the material components of technics, this […]Read More Brompton Basket Review