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California Rules of the Road

Many of us spend as much time riding our bikes as we possibly can. It’s more than a hobby, it’s a passion that is difficult for those outside the cycling bubble to grasp. Regardless of how much saddle time we may actually be putting in week to week, it’s important to have
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Is it Illegal to Ride a Bike on a Sidewalk in CA?

Bicycling in California requires cyclists to know and obey local rules. No universal law in the state prohibits bicyclists from riding on sidewalks. However, local municipalities have the freedom to initiate their own laws regarding sidewalk riding. With statistics such as 457 bicyclists injured and killed in San Diego in 2016, many
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Dog Attacks

Every Tuesday morning, a group of San Diego cyclists gather at Fiesta Island for an hour long pace line workout. The Tuesday morning workout helps those of us at the front practice our pace line rotations. We get to gauge our efforts while rotating through at a decent tempo. It’s a great
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Impaired Driver Visibility

If you’ve had the misfortune of being hit by a car while on your bike, you may have heard the classic, “I didn’t see you.” The other typical response while you are writhing on the ground in pain is, “he/she came out of nowhere!” Whether you’re on the bike or driving, distracted
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Insurance

Sharing the road with cars is my least favorite part of cycling. Whether it’s a quick ride across town in street clothes or a long ride in full kit, nine times out of ten I have some sort of incident involving a car. Usually a driver impedes my right of way due
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Bike Shops

With the news of Performance Bicycles filing for Chapter 11 recently, the importance of local bike shops is a topic worth discussing. We are living in an era of incredibly low prices thanks to online retailers. It’s a buyers market thanks to these online sources that offer incredible deals on anything and
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Bicycle Frame Geometry: Wheel Flop

Staying on the subject of steering and the general front end of the bike, it’s time to address wheel flop. Wheel flop shares similarities to trail, as it is set by fork rake and head tube angle. How it differs however is that it relates to how the front axle position changes
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Bicycle Frame Geometry: Stem Length

Recently, I discussed the how head tube angle, fork rake, and trail effect the steering characteristics of a bicycle. Hopefully that article was more enlightening that baffling. With that less than straight forward aspect of frame design covered, let’s move on to something seemingly more straight forward: stem length. Frame sizing: Sloping
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Bicycle Frame Geometry: Fork Rake and Trail

Bicycle frame geometry is a subject that can leave many people scratching their heads. With many variables effecting the riding dynamic of any given frame, a novice can easily find themselves in over their heads rather quickly. As someone who obsesses over every millimeter of frame geometry I am here to help.
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