Sunday, February 16, 2020

Wine loop around Comanche and Pardee

We ride a lot out our front. We like not having to drive to get to ride, but the same old routes get old. So in honor of our three day weekend we decided to actually have some fun. We had wine club wine to pick up at Klinker Brick in Lodi, so we took the bikes to the nearby tiny town of Clements to ride around Comanche Reservoir  and across the damn at Pardee Reservoir before collecting our Zinfandel. 



The day was beautiful, though cool, and the wine was a delight. We did have a few closer passes than we would have liked, and one jerk.. well, watch the short video. But overall, it was a win, and our first "away" ride of the year.




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I know just what it's like to riding on a rumble strip

We’re not willing to compromise on bicyclists’ safety when it comes to rumble strip installation, and transportation officials shouldn’t either.
Yet they continue to install rumble strips on popular bicycle routes and roads with minimal or no shoulder. The national guidance provided by federal agencies specifies that rumble strips are only safe for bicyclists when there is a clear, four-foot minimum shoulder available to the right of the rumble strip. This is the standard that should be followed by every state.
Many agencies assume, with limited data, that bicyclists aren’t riding these roads and that rumble strips don’t contribute to bicycle crashes. We know this isn’t true, but we need your voices - the voices of the Adventure Cycling community - to tell them to do better.
Signing this petition allows us to show transportation agencies and elected officials that the cycling community supports prioritizing bicycle safety when installing rumble strips. Once you sign, we’ll send you safety action alerts so you can stay engaged on these issues in your state.
Learn more at www.adventurecycling.org/advocacy/safety-advocacy/rumble-strips/.  

Can you join me and take action? Signing this petition allows Adventure Cycling to show broader support from the cycling community in rumble strip advocacy efforts.