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Bike Commute Diaries: One Giant Step for My Mixte

Forgetting to look before you leap can get your day off on the wrong track. In a mad dash to catch an early bullet train I jumped on the local by mistake. “Easy fix,” I thought. “I’ll hop off at College Park and make up time on the bike.” Good thing I looked before I leaped off the train. The platform didn’t reach the last bike car.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

Bike Commute Diaries: Footloose and Fancy-Free

On a clear and warm spring morning like today, why take the train when I can ride for miles along the quiet Guadalupe River Trail with the breeze blowing through my hair? My little mixte was up for the 14 miles and so was I. With a water bottle in the basket we were good to go. Who says city bikes can’t do longer commutes?

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

Bike Commute Diaries: “She’s Home!” said the Cat

I miss my dear old cat Belle. She would come running when she heard my car pulling into the driveway, tail in the air and a bounce in her step. Since I don’t drive much, my new cat Blackie doesn’t know that trick. Instead, it’s the sound of the garage door opening that has him sauntering down the walkway to greet me.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

Scoot Commute Diaries: Thar She Blows

When there’s a weather advisory for 25+ mph winds and your office is smack dab between two light rail stations, the downwind station is the right choice for an easier way to glide.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Commute Diaries, Other Stuff

 

Bike Commute Diaries: All Aboard for a Field Trip

The wheels on the bus may go round and round, but the Caltrain flies down the tracks at 80 mph. This large group of lucky school kids were headed up to San Francisco for a tour of AT&T Park while I was headed down to San Jose for work. If I were a kid, the train ride, not the SF Giants, would be enough of a field trip for me.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

Bike Commute Diaries: Time for Plan B

Given my office is surrounded by freeways, airports, rivers and railroad tracks, I’m lucky to have found an easy, bike-friendly route. And today, when a train stopped cold on rarely-used tracks I was glad I had a Plan B.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

Bike Commute Diaries: Lighter Than Air

When you trade the sturdy city bike you ride to work every day for a road bike you ride after work, you feel like you’re soaring into flight, right from that first pedal stroke. And maybe you are. Happy Daylight Saving Time!

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Backroads, Commute Diaries

 
 
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