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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2012
     
    Do see those blue links in the left margin of your computer screen? Of course, and first and foremost, we have the SD BikeCommuter Discount program links there: But below them are many third party links, the idea behind which is to provide useful links to other sites that members here may enjoy.

    The list is far from perfect and somewhat random, and there may be sites that we could delete or others that we could add. My idea is that we limit ourselves to include links that are 1) interesting and 2) local. If not local that they need to be exceptionally useful and or interesting (e.g., the Sheldon Brown site).

    So - what are your favorite sites that you would like to share with members here? Post them to this thread, and if they meet the overall criteria of the sidebar links, we will include them. Feel free to suggest deletions, too.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2012 edited
     
    My favorites:

    www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/index.htm
    cyclingsavvy.org
    www.youtube.com/user/CyclistLorax
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    This maybe a good link to have until we figure out how to install the emoticons back on this forum.

    msnsmileys.net/e/Eggheads/
    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2012 edited
     
    SF Bike Coalition isn't local but it has lots of great info and resources for folks traveling to the bay area as many of us do. They are also great folks to emulate within the state to get our own city on board with cycling infrastructure.

    iCommuteSD bike section also has some good local resources for newbies and those unfamiliar with the area.

    Only other addition I would recommend is the San Diego Velodrome Association as a local resource for track racers and its fans.

    Unless I think of or find more, that's all I have.
    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2012
     
    Just to note the links are backwards for Rando USA and SD Rando.

    And what's that Strava website? Never heard of it.
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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
     
    I suggest to add Retrobike. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/

    Not local but just about the most helpful site I know in terms of classic bikes and restoration etc.. Primarily for mountain bikes but the roadie section is pretty good too.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
     
    Thank you for all the ideas so far. Keep 'em coming - once the dust has settled we will update the links in the margin accordingly.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
     
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2012
     
    My buddy Jim reminded me of these:

    Bicycle Fixation
    Bicycling Life

    And what about the Bike Snob?
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      CommentAuthorGeoff
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    Yehuda Moon
    Off the Beaten Path (Bicycle Quarterly blog)
    Bicycle camping and touring from Ken Kifer
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    LA based KPFK's show Bike Talk
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    How could I forget?

    http://bikeyface.com/
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      CommentAuthorPacMUle
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    ^^ i second that! i <3 Bikeyface^^

    this is the most useful site i have found on safety & lane position. i am an audio visual learner so it helped me a lot! it is from a florida based organization called Commute Orlando, but it applies here too. check out the animations --> HERE <-- although, THIS one is my favorite, its on lane control :)
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    I agree with so many of the already mentioned.

    For the multi-modal among us,

    SDMTS Bikes on Trolley & Buses: http://www.sdmts.com/Bikes_onboard.asp

    San Diego North County Coaster, Sprinter & Buses : http://www.gonctd.com/sprinter/

    LA Metro Bikes: http://www.metro.net/bikes/

    Bicycles At Rest: http://www.bicycleparkingonline.org/
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2012 edited
     
    I have updated the left margin pane with all the third-party links you all have suggested up to this point (alpha order). But this is work in progress - please keep the suggestions on your favorite and exceptionally useful bicycling links coming!

    Please note the link to Forum Smileys - this web page will allow you to add smileys to your post (Right-Click/Paste), which is rarely a bad thing (despite what a certain TdF winning US cyclist thinks).

    Thank you all for your suggestions!

    PS! I couldn't make the link to what is perhaps my favorite site of all times work - Ken Kifer - work: Hopefully this immense resource is not lost to us, which would be a terrible shame.
    After having looked around, I now believe the entire Ken Kifer site has been removed from public view (I am pretty sure I accessed it perhaps some six months ago). A robot index file is in place on the site, precluding crawling sites such as the Wayback Machine from archiving it.

    There is no copy or mirror of his site, as far as I can tell.

    The content of his web site has been hosted by various other parties since his death (by drunk driver) in 2003, so hopefully the content will re-appear again in some form or another.

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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
     
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012 edited
     
    bikingbill:http://www.bentrideronline.com/index.php

    all things recumbent


    It says "Useful and interesting
      CYCLING
    websites"
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
     
    bikingbill:http://www.bentrideronline.com/index.php
    all things recumbent
    Done
    • CommentAuthorbossvoss
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
    I think it would be great to add a link to SDCBC.org.

    P.S.
    There seems to be some negative perceptions about SDCBC from some of the commenters on this site. I am not sure why this is.I am very interested in any constructive feedback on what SDCBC is doing wrong or what SDCBC should be doing. You could post your comments under Advocacy or whisper them to me.

    For those that don't know, SDCBC's board has elected new leadership (Kevin Wood is chair and I am vice-chair) and is busy restructuring the board to make it more functional, responsive, and representative. We also have an aggressive 5 year strategic plan that some of the regular sdbikecommuter posters were involved in crafting.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
    Biking in LA [http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/]
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
     
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2012 edited
     
    bossvoss:I think it would be great to add a link to SDCBC.org.
    P.S....For those that don't know, SDCBC's board has elected new leadership (Kevin Wood is chair and I am vice-chair) and is busy restructuring the board to make it more functional, responsive, and representative.

    Great! Are any of the SDCBC Executive Board members or staff planning to play an active role on this forum (esp. now that there no longer is a SDCBC forum)? It would be nice to find out what the SDCBC is up to - a bilateral flow of information and ideas, public exposure and accountability are all important components of mutual trust and support.

    Chair: Kevin Wood
    Vice Chair: Dave Voss
    Secretary: Philip Erdelsky
    Treasurer: Julie Hocking
    Newsletter Editor: Kate Olsen
    • CommentAuthorbossvoss
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012
     
    Great! Are any of the SDCBC Executive Board members or staff planning to play an active role on this forum (esp. now that there no longer is a SDCBC forum)? It would be nice to find out what the SDCBC is up to - a bilateral flow of information and ideas, public exposure and accountability are all important components of mutual trust and support.

    Sigurd,
    You bring up a great point that SDCBC should have a more visible presence on this forum. Would you (and the other moderators) be open to having a SDCBC sticky thread? This could be a place not only for SDCBC to post updates, but to get input on what folks would like SDCBC to do be doing, etc.

    Some board members post here now, but they are not seen as representing SDCBC. We'll have to be more explicit when we are representing the coalition.
    I'll also discuss this with Kevin Wood and Andy Henshaw. We're a little short handed right now, due to the loss of two part time staffers and the on-going reorganization of the board.
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    Pac posted this link to the Stolen Bike Registry.
    This would be a good link to add to the side bar.

    http://www.stolenbicycleregistry.com/
    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2012 edited
     
    http://www.100copies.net
    Sam mentioned this on another thread. I'm loving their stuff and the concept. Thanks Sam!
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2012
     
    The Ken Kifer web site appears to be up and running again - yay, and enjoy!
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2012
     
    Tom Landre's bike blog! Tom is the bike coordinator for the city of San Diego or you know, our version of a rock star!
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2013
     
    Queers and Gears

    We are an open and welcoming group of folks who love to ride bikes. We seek to create a safe and healthy space for all the beautiful queers and their allies in San Diego.

    We aim to bring this community together through group rides, maintenance workshops, training sessions, movie nights, and ice cream. All ages and cycling levels welcome!! We want to get everyone comfortable on the road while exploring this sunny city together.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2013
     
    Sam:Tom Landre's bike blog! Tom is the bike coordinator for the city of San Diego or you know, our version of a rock star!


    Kind of a cool blog. I wonder why it doesn't take comments.
    • CommentAuthorjacobk
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2013
     
    Two bike blogs that I enjoy:


    Gypsy by Trade
    http://gypsybytrade.wordpress.com/



    Cosmic Country
    http://bikenoir.blogspot.com/
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2013
     
    I'll add mine to the list... even if it isn't all about bicycling. San Diego Rocks and Roads page - sdrocksnroads.com - I mostly cover dirt trails and bike parking in San Diego.
    • CommentAuthorVeloCafé
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2013 edited
     
    Zak Kovalcik is an elite track racer - and he's vegan! Here is his blog: Spandex and Bullet Belts if you're into any of that. Not that this needs to be added to the list on the left ... overload and all ... just wanted to share for those interested.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2013
     
    VeloCafé:Zak Kovalcik is an elite track racer - and he's vegan! Here is his blog: Spandex and Bullet Belts if you're into any of that. Not that this needs to be added to the list on the left ... overload and all ... just wanted to share for those interested.


    He was also out here for a few days on the way to Germany. Goofy kid. You'd never peg him as an elite track racer.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2014