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Bike and Boat

Friends often ask, “Do you have a boat?” I always say that it’s better to have a brother with a boat, that way I get a lot of the benefits without the expense. He knows how this equation works, too, so I’m often asked for help when an extra hand is needed. This weekend he […]

Riding the Wiggle with John Ciccarelli

Yes, John would meet me for an interview. After all, I was referred by a trusted source, Boston Bikes’ Nicole Freedman, his former intern when he was Stanford’s Bike Program Manager in the ’90’s. This would be no ordinary sit-down interview. I noticed on his website that he offers ride-along-coaching in San Francisco, like a […]

Saving the Whales with a Bike and a Bus

Just a month ago OCTA hosted an Urban Cycling Workshop; I went to make a few new friends and brush up on my skills. That’s where I met Wes Parsel. Wes does OCTA’s Marketing for vanpools and bicycles. He stood out of the crowd that day of the training — he had 2 flat tires […]

Visit Your Mother

There’s so much you can do on your bike: Go for coffee Buy groceries Ride to school Commute to work Visit your mother It was my best offer — I would join my sister who was visiting from Portland and go see my mother in San Diego. It was my birthday and I had few […]