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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
    Just realized (via FB) that Fall Rosenada and Tour de Fat are both September 29.
    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
    Sariously:Also, Courteous Mass has been revitalized ... I've set them up to be on the last Saturday of every month, which means that the next one will be on the same day as Tour de Fat in San Diego. This may or may not be a good idea(?!)
    http://bikenice.org/courteous-mass/

    Could we combine the two??
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
    Cecil:Just realized (via FB) that Fall Rosenada and Tour de Fat are both September 29.
    In which case, choosing to do Rosarito-Ensenada is a no-brainer.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
    I dunno. In TdF's defense, at least the ride comes before everyone gets drunk.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
     
    Blue Moon Bike Ride hosted by THEAWAREWOLFS

    i may do this if i'm back in town in time...
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
     
    Mark yer calendars!

    9/6/2012 - San Diego's Third Bike Corral will be installed in front of The Linkery. I'm thinking of camping out at the Linkery while I get my work done. You're welcome to join me.
    • CommentAuthorjacobk
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012 edited
     
    PacMUle:Blue Moon Bike Ride hosted by THEAWAREWOLFS

    i may do this if i'm back in town in time...


    Pac, do you know what the story is with this ride? I won't be here for it, just curious since I haven't heard of that group before.


    Sam:Mark yer calendars!

    9/6/2012 - San Diego's Third Bike Corral will be installed in front of The Linkery. I'm thinking of camping out at the Linkery while I get my work done. You're welcome to join me.


    Now that is a good location for a bike corral!
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
     
    jacobk:Pac, do you know what the story is with this ride? I won't be here for it, just curious since I haven't heard of that group before.

    not too much other than that a few really good friends have asked me to go a couple times... from what i understand it is a pretty chill ride, lots of stops & fun stuff like bike games and such... lasts a few hours. my buddies swear by it and say its a good time. and honestly, anything that goes in the apposite direction of mass is a-ok in my book :)
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2012
     
    I think this appeared earlier, but it's time for a reminder. Tour de Fat, is returning to San Diego September 29 at Golden Hill Park. Want to be a volunteer? You'll get a free Tour de Fat T-shirt and two free beer tokens. Send an email to education@sdcbc.org if you are interested.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2012
     
    Stephan:I think this appeared earlier, but it's time for a reminder. Tour de Fat, is returning to San Diego September 29 at Golden Hill Park. Want to be a volunteer? You'll get a free Tour de Fat T-shirt and two free beer tokens. Send an email to education@sdcbc.org if you are interested.
    thanks, i've been waiting for that info :)
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2012
     
    Just another reminder to buy your tickets for the Ride, Dinner and Bikes event this Friday night. Easy social ride and mind-blowing food. If you plan to attend, please buy your ticket through the online link so we have a good count. If you can't come out in time to ride (led by Sigurd) come eat anyway. I guarantee that Joshua Ploeg will astound even the most heartless omnivores (I'm talking to you, Hippy.)
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    Note that San Diego Triathlon Classic takes place Saturday September 8 at Liberty Station. The bike route goes to Pt. Loma and Cabrillo Monument. So most roads in Pt. Loma will be closed during the race.
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2012 edited
     
    What is it like to go to Pro Walk / Pro Bike Conference? How much is registration? What if you can only go for a day or just want to hear a particular speaker? http://ladotbikeblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/pro-walkpro-bike-2012-come-check-it-out/

    The Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference will be held in Long Beach Sept 10-13. Be sure to stop by and hear from several current and former LADOT Bike Program representatives!
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012
     
    Pro Walk/Pro Bike is a gathering of professional bicycle and pedestrian planners, engineers and advocates from across the country, with a healthy dose of international participants as well. Last time I attended, I believe there were about 800 people there. I consider it the ultimate gathering of professionals in the field. San Diego will be well represented.

    I can't say if it would be worth the registration for someone who is a bike enthusiast. I suggest anyone interested go to the Website (http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/) and look at the lineup of speakers and sessions. They may offer single day registrations.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012 edited
     
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    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2012 edited
     
    A little late, but City Council candidate debate tomorrow eve will offer a chance to ask the District 1 candidates about pedestrian/cyclist safety:

    Dear Residents for Torrey Pines Safety,
    On Wed Sept 19, Ray Ellis and Sherri Lightner, the District 1 City Council candidates will have a debate
    from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla.

    Please do your best to attend and voice your concerns. You can find more details below***************



    Thad Kousser, associate professor of political science at UC San Diego, will moderate a debate between District 1 city council candidates — incumbent Sherry Lightner (D) and challenger Ray Ellis (R) — on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla.
    Presented by the Carmel Valley News, Del Mar Times and La Jolla Light, the debate will begin with 3-minute opening statements from Lightner and Ellis, and then launch into their answers to questions from the community.
    The News/Times staff will grill the candidates about traffic congestion, infrastructure and environmental issues, and some social concerns, but yourthoughts and insights are needed, too.
    Mark the date on your calendar and be sure to stop by and listen to the discourse. This election will be close! You may recall that in the June primary Ray Ellis received 14,133 (45.61 percent) of the votes cast and Sherri Lightner got 12,889 (41.59 percent). Each promises to lead and intercede for local residents, but there is a lot of work and a variety of plans on the horizon. Who can best help deliver them?
    This newspaper group thanks Professor Kousser for agreeing to moderate the debate. He holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (2002) and is an expert in state politics, legislatures and legislative elections.
    The debate will be videotaped and available on delmartimes.net the next day.
    Please send the questions you want answered via email by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, to executive editor Lorine Wright at editor@rsfreview.com. There will be also be question cards to fill out at the debate.
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    Tactical Urbanists meeting Sunday, 3:00 pm. Led by Howard Blackson. Will be talking about, well, tactical urbanism, in particular parking day (which is in the next couple of weeks). Any and all interested in improving the urban environment are welcome. 1910 Fern Street.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012
     
    Are we going to have a bike share system in San Diego? I loved the DC Bike Share system when I visited DC as part of the National Bike Summit and it would be so awesome to have it here. Bikes everywhere!
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012
     
    Mayoral Candidate Bob Filner wants to go on a ride with you on September 23rd starting at 1pm. He wants to know your problem spots and other issues of concern.

    FB Event Page

    Bob would like to do a bike tour and learn more about then areas of concern/hot spots and how biking can be made better in San Diego. I (Sam Ollinger) suggested two locations:
    1: India Street or Kettner Street at the 5 tunnel, or
    2: Fairmount Ave

    We have one hour (1-2pm), anticipating picking up a bicycle at Ivan Stewarts (2021 India Street) to have Bob ride with others to location 1, time permitting we’ll visit location 2

    Some aspects of this event will be used for the campaign (photos – not including those who wish to be excluded), the briefing would be non-politically involved, and we honor your presence by not referencing respective organizations. Though it would be great to have a bunch of people there.

    Please RSVP if you’d like to attend…and pass the word along.

    The campaign will release an Infrastructure plan on Oct 8th an Infrastructure plan and an Environment Plan on Oct. 22nd an Environment plan both addressing livability (bike, walk, etc…) issues and increased support. The campaign will share both, when available.
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      CommentAuthorGeoff
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012
     
    Please OH PLEASE take him on Hancock/Kettner from Noell St. to Downtown. You get everything a San Diego cyclist experiences in one place: cars exit the 5 at freeway speed; three lanes in one direction with no opposing traffic for SPEED~!; lanes not wide enough to share, making you take the lane or cringe against the curb; no bike lanes/paths/routes/sharrows/signs; on-street parking at random intervals so you can play "Watch Out For That Door!"; and this is the only direct route from Old Town to Little Italy/Downtown!

    No, really, take any candidate for any political office on THAT ROUTE every single time. If they don't have a Mayor Villaraigosa moment, then they can't be phased by anything.
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2012
     
    i really wanna see the look on his face when he realizes he needs to cross three lanes of exiting traffic on fairmount... with the cars going 50mph. all the other places mentioned i only ride very late at night, so they are really kinda fast & fun and car free when i hit 'em, but i can only imagine the horror of rush hour there!

    ... now this is just my opinion, and i have no idea how you plan on going about the whole thing, but i think the largest impact would be if they explain/show the safe way to traverse these death traps, then let him do it solo... so he can fully understand and appreciate what we have to face out there. please dont mistake me for being malicious, but i think the gravity of this would be lost if he was packed away safe inside of a large group. thats just my $0.02 though...
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      CommentAuthorSariously
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012
     
    Hi everyone. Monica, a very nice lady I met from CycloFemme San Diego last year, registered her son for Levi's GranFondo Ride on September 29th in Santa Rosa. Her son is from Brazil and will not be able to make it out for the ride. She cannot get a refund, but, she can transfer the registration to someone else for a fee. Registration has been closed since February. She would like to know if someone would like to takeover the registration.

    If you or someone you know is interested, please email me at sarieses@gmail.com so I can put you into contact with her.
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    Cool video on Levi's Gand Fondo. Just curious how much it cost for registration?
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2012 edited
     
    BikeSD is launching officially as a city-based bike advocacy group on 9/27 from 5pm onward. Join us! RSVP on FB here if you like to do that and help spread the word!

    Thanks to Jeff Motch of BLAH for designing such a kick ass poster! And thanks to Rachel Bellinsky for designing the original kickass logo!



    Leave work and head straight to BLAH and you won't miss anything.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2012 edited
     
    Inspired by this thread, here is what one commuter wants to do on 10/7 starting at 10 AM.



    I'm planning on going so hope to see you there.
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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2012
     
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    SD Velodrome bike swap will be held on Sunday Nov 4. Woohoo!
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    Did I miss anything?

    Monday?
    Tuesday Sept 25th is the last day of Velodrome TNR. Fun evening for sure
    Wednesday?
    Thursday Sept 27th is BikeSD launch party at B.L.A.H.
    Saturday Sept 29th is Tour de Fat
    Sunday Sept 30th is Tour de Poway
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    Public meetings are scheduled to be held at the bridge site on the Rose Canyon bicycle path. Bicyclists and walkers can access the site by going just north of the end of Santa Fe Ave
    Learn more and give us your thoughts:
    Friday, 9/21 from 4-6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 10/13 from 10 a.m. - Noon

    Here is a flyer from SDCBC.org that covers Friday's Sept 21, 2012 meeting on the Rose Creek Bike Path to discuss possible placements for proposed bridges. There will be another meeting in October.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2012
     
    Does anyone know of a master map of Park(ing) Day locations for today?
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    Anyone going to the Tour de Fat?
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2012
     
    CRACKERJACK:Anyone going to the Tour de Fat?
    Several people from here are going, including myself. If you want to text me (number in profile when you click on my user name) when you get there we can arrange to meet up.
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    I'm unfortunately going to miss out this year. I requested off but somebody else needed off too and since I just got a week off for interbike, I figured I would let somebody else have a day off. have fun guys and girls, take some photos.
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    Sigurd:Several people from here are going, including myself. If you want to text me (number in profile when you click on my user name) when you get there we can arrange to meet up.

    Alright, sounds good.
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    We are planning to go, though we won't arrive until sometime after 12:30 pm (soccer).
    • CommentAuthorlisi
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2012
     
    I'll be there too but a little late, maybe 1.
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2012
     
    Tour de Fat was a big success today. One of the highlight of every TdF is when someone trades his or her car for a bike. this year, it was none other than City of San Diego Bicycle Coordinator, Tom Landre. Way to go Tom!



    Yep, that's him in the Evel Knievel outfit.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012
     
    Tomorrow (10/1) at 6pm, Monday Maintenance Class hosted at ITSA Bike Shop and taught by Jess
    $20 per person lots of Information and a great time!

    This class starts with some basic information and is hands on. We'll go over how to clean and lubricate your bicycle. what a shop is looking for in a safety check and how to assess what a bike needs. You'll learn about the proper tools to use on a bicycle and we'll talk about how to use those tools correctly. We'll get our hands dirty go over some minor adjustments on your bike and change some flat tires too!


    Pass the word around. I know some of you (I won't name names) can't fix flats and don't know how a patch kit should be used. You should sign up for this class.
    • CommentAuthorCRACKERJACK
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012 edited
     
    Stephan:Yep, that's him in the Evel Knievel outfit.

    Haha, NICE!
    It was nice meeting Sigurd and Lisi.

    It was pretty funny, when I was leaving there I saw the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition tent. I thought what the hell I'll sign up right now. When I went up to it I asked the lady, "Hey I'd like to sign up." She told me, "Oh, sorry we're full." I asked her "Really? You guys are full? Did you reach a daily maximum or something?" She said, "Yeah, it's just for today. You can sign up any other day though." Thought that was pretty weird and started walking away. I got all the way almost to the main street and one of the other volunteers working the tent ran up to me laughing uncontrollably. Apparently the older lady I originally talked to took me wanting to sign up as me wanting to volunteer right then, when they were pretty much already packed up.
    • CommentAuthorgavilan
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2012
     
    Stephan:Yep, that's him in the Evel Knievel outfit.


    Loved the outfit and awesome stuff about him trading his car for the bike. Way to set an example!
    Is his commute still 20 mi each way as he stated? He'll definitely get a good workout!
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2012
     
    The Fix It Ride was a bit confusing to a lot of people and I too had no idea what the goal or purpose was so I got some clarification from the facebook invite page:

    A group of locals who regularly ride along Santa Fe Street and are unhappy with the conditions of the street are meeting this Sunday at 10 AM to organize and help transform San Diego into a more bicycle friendly city

    The group will meet at the point where Santa Fe Street dead ends into the Rose Canyon Bicycle Path.

    The Goals are:

    1) Come up with safe solutions to current problems (present ideas to city council members?)
    2) Cleanup Gilman Drive bike lane and Rose Canyon bike paths (time permitting)
    Participants should bring a tool if possible (clippers for tree/shrub branches on Gilman Dr, brooms to sweep away debris, measuring tape).


    • CommentAuthorgavilan
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2012 edited
     
    Not bike-specific but I thought pretty cool...

    Kids Invited Free to Museums in October Children under 12.

    However, Birch Aquarium considers a child anyone 3-17 (kids under 3 enter free always). If you haven't been to the Aquarium, come visit! It's great! :) Linky to Birch Aquarium
    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012
     
    Paseo is tonight. Hope to see some of y'all at Mission Brewery for the ride down.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012 edited
     
    I've been invited by the incredibly brilliant Howard Blackson to join a group of visionary San Diegans in dreaming up San Diego version 2.0...because let's face it, 1.0 is somewhat lousy!

    My pitch:
    Human design of our current urban environment has affected human psyche negatively and our lack of attention to phenomenology in designing our transportation network has caused all sorts of problems. The Bicycle is the magic elixir that will inject life back into our cities.


    So yes, I shall be talking about zee beeeautiful and humble bicycle on October 13th. The event is from 1-5 pm and the line up of speakers is really awesome!

    Get your ticket here and don't delay because check out the crowds! It's going to be madness!

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    Woohoo!

    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2012
     
    With the end of TNR for the season and not much going on with Taco Tuesday I'm thinking about trying to kick start another Tuesday night social gathering. Call it, Two Wheel Tuesday. Not as catchy as Taco Tuesday but what I'm thinking of is something where on Tuesday nights we meet up at the fountain and then bike to a SDbikecommuter discount provider. We wouldn't always go to a SDBC business provider and we could use these nights to bike to a local biz and try to get them to join in on the discount program. What do you all think? Any interest?
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2012
     
    i was just thinking about how damn bored i am on tuesdays now... sounds like a good idea. you guys will probably leave before i get home though :(...
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2012
     
    VeloCafé:... something where on Tuesday nights we meet up at the fountain and then bike to a SDbikecommuter discount provider.
    That's a fantastic idea, VC!