Courtesy of Fog City Journal.

In honor of California’s “Bike Commute Month,” Assemblyman Mark Leno pedaled to work at the state Capitol Tuesday. He is also promoting a bill to require city planners to “address the needs of all roadway users.”

According to Leno’s office, AB 1358 will require each city or county to devise a general plan to identify how they will accommodate circulation of all roadway users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and users of public transportation.

“Streets aren’t just for cars, they’re for people and AB1358 will ensure our roadways are safe and convenient for everyone — young or old, riding a bike or on foot, in a car or on a bus,” Leno said.

Leno authored the bill based on a national movement aimed at building so-called “complete streets” for all roadway users. Should the bill pass, new general plan provisions would be required if local governments revise traffic flow in order to ease congestion.

“Complete Streets ensures that tax dollars are invested to serve all Californians, and protect and enhance our quality of life now and in the future,” said K.C. Butler, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition.

In honor of California’s “Bike Commute Month,” Assemblyman Mark Leno pedaled to work at the state Capitol Tuesday. He is also promoting a bill to require city planners to “address the needs of all roadway users.”

According to Leno’s office, AB 1358 will require each city or county to devise a general plan to identify how they will accommodate circulation of all roadway users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and users of public transportation.

“Streets aren’t just for cars, they’re for people and AB1358 will ensure our roadways are safe and convenient for everyone — young or old, riding a bike or on foot, in a car or on a bus,” Leno said.

Leno authored the bill based on a national movement aimed at building so-called “complete streets” for all roadway users. Should the bill pass, new general plan provisions would be required if local governments revise traffic flow in order to ease congestion.

“Complete Streets ensures that tax dollars are invested to serve all Californians, and protect and enhance our quality of life now and in the future,” said K.C. Butler, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition.

NuVinci Hub on its way!

I just confirmed it with Seattle Bike Supply today. They have sent us the NuVinci wheel to review as well as to demo at the Urban Commuter Expo on May 19th in Pasadena. So if you’re going to be in the SoCal area on the 19th, you can try the NuVinci wheel out yourself. We’ll set it up with on a demo bike so you can fall in love with it!

nuvinci hub

nuvinci hub

UPS shows that it will be at our doorstep by Friday! Can’t wait!

Want more MPG?

RL and I had an email discussion about how cycling to work would affect his MPG. I told him that riding his bike will not affect his car’s MPG, it is what it is. After a couple of emails I finally understood what he meant. Theoretically speaking, what if on his drive to work he would use his gas engine for 7 miles and pedaled for 13 miles (sort of like the Flinstones, but using pedals). His car currently averages 27 mph. What would be his new MPG? So I came up with a simple calculator:

Miles Ridden:
Miles Driven:
Car MPG:



His new MPG would be 77.14!!! Now, that’s a hybrid!!!

How I locked my bike

Typically when I lock up my bike at the store or some where that I know I’ll be out in a jiffy, I usually only lock my front wheel and frame to the rack.

But now that I have to leave my bike at the rack all day, I found that the best way to keep my bike safe is to have the front wheel dismounted, QR in my backpack and locked up the way I have it in the picture.

Any other suggestions?

Sexy biking?

Funniest thing happened while I was checking out our site stats….we got a few hits for the keywords of “sexy biking.”

So for those of you that were searching for “Sexy Biking”….here it is!

If this picture is too hot for you, click HERE for a PG picture.

There’s more of that where it came from…

I hope that quenched someone’s thirst for “sexy biking”