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Bicycle Cup Holder

I just bought Priscilla a “Must Have” for any bicycle commuter, a Custom Cup Holder by Electra Bicycles!

Now she can go to BigBucks Coffee as she’s on her way to work and get her Soy, Grande, De-Caf, Caramel Machiatto.

Stick around for a full review as we send Priscilla to get endless cups of her favorite cup-o-joe.

Spoke Cards-What Are They?

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I’ve seen some fixie riders and SS cyclists sport their spoke cards on their bikes. Not quite sure what they meant, but I thought they were really cool. So I asked our best source in fixed gear riding and probably the best guy to go to about this subject, Nick James.

Here’s what he wrote me.

Sometimes they’re just decorative, but most of the time, each card
represents an event or alleycat race. You’ll get a card when you register,
so it’s sort of a cred thing for people who have a wheel full of spoke
cards, showing how many races they’ve participated in.

Sometimes, they represent membership to something, like there’s an NYC fixed
gear forum online, and there’s a spoke card for that, so people can
recognize each other offline.

I keep them, but I don’t put them in my wheel. They catch crosswinds.

So there you have it, now we know what spoke cards are for and what they mean, and knowing is half the battle…GI Joe!

Tom Higgins: Time to complete river bike trails

The Bee has correctly pointed out a simple way that we can “think globally and act locally” on global warming, advice prompted by the City Council’s public viewing of the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Sacramento’s namesake river provides a ready opportunity to put that idea into practice: Local officials could open public access to the short sections of levees that are currently closed along the river.

In the 10 years since the city adopted its parkway plan to provide a continuous trail on the Sacramento River levees, several short stretches have been completed to improve public access, most notably from the Embassy Suites promenade to Miller Park.

Improvements to the Tower Bridge pedestrian walkways have begun, and the long-abandoned rail bridge at R Street (over Interstate 5) will soon be ready for bicycles and pedestrians. Opening the stretch through the Pocket area would finally make it possible for families to ride bicycles from anywhere on the city’s west side to Old Sacramento and River Cats games, even all the way to Folsom by connecting to the American River Parkway. It is also a key gateway to the newly adopted California Delta Trail.

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