Bike Cage Etiquette

By JustAnotherCyclist

Bike cage etiquette can be a tricky thing. Those of us lucky enough to work in a building that provides a locking bike cage (but not lucky enough to work in a building that lets you take your bike indoors) have some definite advantages. However, there are two particular scenarios where the balance between being nice to your fellow cyclists and conscious of everyone’s stuff can be at odds.

Scenario 1: Holding the door open

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Top 10 posts ever

By JustAnotherCyclist

Blogs are a funny, fickle mistress. You produce content. You struggle to maintain the balance between journalistic/artistic integrity and SEO so that people can find you. You throw out terms like “journalistic/artistic integrity” as if you actually had them. You try to be funny. You try to speak to your readers.

But at the end of the day there really is no predicting which of your works will catch on and which …read more

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Full sphere video

By JustAnotherCyclist

Not just 360° left-to-right, but up and down as well. This is neater than neat. Use the icon in the upper left corner to move the perspective. It works when the video is playing or stopped.

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Zipcar bike racks

By JustAnotherCyclist

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I got a surprise yesterday: a Zipcar with a bike rack. I had no idea that was even a thing, but I’ve sure wished for it in the past.

I’ve have been carless (that’s without a car, not careless) for quite some time. Which also means I have not to be paying San Francisco parking tickets for quite some time. But there have been times when I wanted to get somewhere away …read more

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Audi Outrage

By JustAnotherCyclist

The new Audi A3 plugin hybrid. I’d actually be inclined to respect it – if not for some idiotic advertising.

So many things wrong with this.

First off – despite what Audi might like to believe, not everyone on a bike is secretly wishing they could have a powerful car. Many of us that ride a bike for errands, commuting, or just general gettin’ ’round do it because… wait for …read more

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Does MY car qualify?

By JustAnotherCyclist

UberAd

Ad asks “Does Your Car Qualify for Uber.” I don’t know… does it?

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Sometimes it is just scary

By JustAnotherCyclist

I love riding my bike. I feel quite comfortable riding on the streets of San Francisco, or the country roads of California’s central valley. From my perspective, what negative interactions I’ve had with cars have generally been due to simple mistakes – misjudging speed, not looking in the right rear view mirror when turning right, etc etc. I’m the guy that spend a lot of time complaining about how dangerous others make cycling …read more

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Accidental imports from Amsterdam

By JustAnotherCyclist

One of my coworkers recently came back from Amsterdam. I just happened to pass him when he was talking to another coworker. He was showing him what I assume was a picture on his phone and stated

“See, ” said coworker 1, “they ride in a separate place. The bikes don’t even ride where the cars go.”

Coworker 2 replied “Why can’t we learn that here?”

I don’t think either of them are cyclists.

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Germany gets a Velobahn

By JustAnotherCyclist

We don't need no stinkin' Velobahn!

Yes yes. Copenhagen and Amsterdam rock for cycling. We all know it. Well now Germany wants to have a thing to say about that. The first 5lm of a new Velobahn have opened up. Keep right except to pass…If you haven’t guessed, a Velobahn is separated bike infrastructure. Unlike the mixed use trails so common around me in California, the path is wide enough to allow faster cyclists …read more

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