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Santiago Oaks/Irvine Regional Park

It took me a while, but I finally realized why I enjoy riding on dirt and gravel more than I do pavement. If you’ve been following the Spokes vBlog, you’ll see me on more of the latter, less of the…

Die-in cycling protest in NYC

Nearly 1,000 bike messengers, bike commuters, delivery cyclists, bike share riders, and teenagers on fixies had laid their bikes and bodies on the ground in a mass “die-in,” meant to bring attention to the steadily climbing rate of cyclists and…

The Cycling Bank Robber

Between 1998 and 2002, Tom Justice robbed 26 banks in California, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  Impressive, right?  But what does that have to do with cycling?  Well, he performed all of these robberies without a getaway vehicle. That’s right. He got…

Sorry, not sorry.

I’ve been going on about the quiet war between cyclists and automobile drivers for a few years now. Suddenly, it’s not so quiet. My news feed is speckled with stories of drivers getting into altercation with cyclists, both physically and…

Paul Sherwen

When Paul Sherwen unexpectedly passed away last month, it sent shockwaves down the spine of anyone who has been a fan of the Tour de France for any length of time. He and his partner Phil Liggett were the voices…

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.

Matt Reyes and the boys at MashSF have it all figured out. While I don’t condone some of the antics that play out in front of traffic (both cars and foot), the idea of forgetting about the pomp and circumstance…

The World’s Dumbest Bike Thief

Tip for aspiring bike thieves: When choosing the right environment to steal someone’s bike, always remember the first rule of real estate: Location, Location, Location. 26-year-old Adam Valle, an Oregonian, was arrested late last month while attempting to steal a bike….

Eat. Race. Win.

EAT. RACE. WIN. is a behind-the-scenes adventure into the biggest annual sporting event in the world: The Tour de France. Yes, even bigger than the Super Bowl. The show follows Chef Hannah Grant, who takes us on her race within…

Tajikistan ‘attack’ leaves four foreign cyclists dead

Four foreign cyclists killed after a car hit them in Tajikistan on Sunday may have been victims of a deliberate attack. Two Americans, a Swiss and a Dutch citizen died on Sunday in the Danghara district, about 43 miles south-east…

Irvine Ranked 22nd Safest Cycling City

Your Local Security, a blog for home security company ADT, recently released a report of the safest and most dangerous cycling cities in the US. Coming in at #22? My home city of Irvine, CA. The Top 10: DAVIS, California…