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08-27-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By blt

If you don't want too much of a zoo or a 10 mph...

If you don't want too much of a zoo or a 10 mph speed limit, this year there is a 7 am - 8 am bikes only window, and you can go ride as fast and hard as you want without worrying about the zoo. I...
04-26-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By blt

I agree that Crow Canyon between Castro Valley...

I agree that Crow Canyon between Castro Valley and Norris Canyon isn't that bad, even north of Norris, Crow Canyon isn't awful. If I'm going from Castro Valley to San Ramon at Crow Canyon or north,...
04-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By blt

I am not high on that Crow Canyon/Norris Canyon...

I am not high on that Crow Canyon/Norris Canyon loop. Too much traffic, not enough pleasant. Norris Canyon is good, the rest, not so good IMO.

If you're looking at that type of distance, there...
02-04-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,807
Posted By blt

They won't charge if you live in a state without...

They won't charge if you live in a state without sales tax. If you find a tiny under the radar seller, maybe it won't charge sales tax to a California resident, but if so, technically, you should be...
11-14-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,856
Posted By blt

No, you're not wrong. General rule, don't...

No, you're not wrong.

General rule, don't complain to the people closer to the center of the circle of pain than what you are in, but unless you know there is a participant in the thread who is...
05-09-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By blt

When doing a ride an hour or 2 from home, I...

When doing a ride an hour or 2 from home, I always just get up early and do check-in in the morning, it seems pointless and wasteful to bother with two trips, and unless you really, really mind...
03-20-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By blt

Based on conversations I had with EBRPD people at...

Based on conversations I had with EBRPD people at the Niles Canyon stroll and roll event last September, it sounded like option 1 from that 2015 study is most likely. After the main Niles Canyon...
03-16-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By blt

Someone my wife knows who lives in Diablo claims...

Someone my wife knows who lives in Diablo claims that most Diablo residents would rather have bikes in Diablo than on Diablo Road. Makes sense. Of course, the majority would like to see the best of...
03-01-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,042
Posted By blt

I agree completely about Marsh Creek Road, it is...

I agree completely about Marsh Creek Road, it is not fun at all. Morgan Territory Road is another matter, it is virtually all people going to or from the regional park, or residents (and there...
02-26-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By blt

No need for apology, I didn't think you came off...

No need for apology, I didn't think you came off as antagonistic, you were trying to understand, and I was trying to explain.

When I was 6 or 7 and first learned to ride a bike, the rules taught...
02-21-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By blt

Aside from the danger of a car turning right when...

Aside from the danger of a car turning right when the light is green, there is also the danger of a car turning left, especially if riding on the sidewalk and then into the intersection "against the...
02-20-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By blt

I know nothing of the details beyond the linked...

I know nothing of the details beyond the linked articles, and I do not suggest fault on the part of anyone.

But seriously, teach your kids, your friends, everyone you know, not to ride in...
02-15-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By blt

It does seem likely the path will open as...

It does seem likely the path will open as planned, but that doesn't mean the fight won't go on for awhile. Screaming will get really loud if bike commuter use is light while cars get backed up.
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02-14-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By blt

Eylar Ridge summit? So there's a name for the top...

Eylar Ridge summit? So there's a name for the top of Mines Road other than "The Top of Mines"? Nice to know.

I frequently use Eylar Ridge summit as a turnaround. If I have the time and the legs,...
02-14-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By blt

Yeah, that fight may go on for a little while. ...

Yeah, that fight may go on for a little while.

As the bike lane advocates have pointed out, if the lane is used for cars during peak commute hours, then the lane becomes largely recreational, as...
01-04-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By blt

Out in the Tri-Valley, I asked my wife if she was...

Out in the Tri-Valley, I asked my wife if she was shaking the bed or if we were having an earthquake. She was awake enough to answer and indicate she didn't know what I was talking about. Since she...
01-03-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By blt

Two things about the Wine Country Century. ...

Two things about the Wine Country Century.

One is that historically it tends to sell out, and it looks like this year, as a consequence of the fires, the number of entries is a little lower...
12-22-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By blt

The Bay Area isn't exactly known for its...

The Bay Area isn't exactly known for its flatness, the only rides I can think of that are pretty flat are the two shorter routes in Foxy's Fall Century out of Davis, around 75 miles from downtown SF,...
10-27-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By blt

Cycling being involved to me somehow seems almost...

Cycling being involved to me somehow seems almost beside the point in terms of how disturbing this is and how much I'd like to see this guy punished.

Intentionally plowing a vehicle into people...
10-25-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,087
Posted By blt

I think that is wise. I rode Diablo once from...

I think that is wise. I rode Diablo once from Green Valley to Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd., never again, and never the other direction, either. Too scary, in spite of the pain in the butt of needing...
10-09-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By blt

I hear ya. When I asked the EBRPD people about...

I hear ya. When I asked the EBRPD people about the odds of the trail ever getting built, they were very optimistic that it will happen.

So I asked if it will happen before I turn 80. After...
10-05-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By blt

I think another point is to increase public...

I think another point is to increase public support for the idea of the trail. Get people to see the benefits of being able to get through the canyon on foot or bike (or scooter or skateboard), and...
10-04-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By blt

I believe that the East Bay Regional Parks...

I believe that the East Bay Regional Parks District is the biggest driver behind getting a trail, along with a couple of Alameda County Supervisors. There appears to be buy-in from at least some...
09-28-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By blt

Yeah, that was on the front page of the Local...

Yeah, that was on the front page of the Local News section. While eating breakfast the other morning, as soon as I read "received a video from a Los Medanos College journalism professor," I didn't...
09-27-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By blt

Agree completely. Other than the one time I was...

Agree completely. Other than the one time I was on the BOB ride, I've always done an out and back, how far depending on how much time I have and how far I've gone otherwise, either to the top and...
09-26-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By blt

In driving Niles Canyon, I always thought it...

In driving Niles Canyon, I always thought it seemed like a really scary place to be on a bike, so I never rode it. Until one time when I was doing the "short" 80 mile route on the Cherry City...
09-18-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By blt

I do sometimes get accused by lawyer friends of...

I do sometimes get accused by lawyer friends of pretending to be a lawyer when I get longwinded about the truth, not necessarily a good thing. Sorry your only response to true facts is to call them...
09-11-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By blt

Not sure how your attempt to compare my...

Not sure how your attempt to compare my suggestion that there be a rebuttable presumption that hit and run drivers are under the influence to the idea that we presume all drivers are guilty of murder...
09-07-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,617
Posted By blt

Whether I'm driving or riding, drivers seem to be...

Whether I'm driving or riding, drivers seem to be at their most stupid a) in merge lanes, and b) turning right on a red light.

I only work about 2 miles from home. When I drive, I usually take a...
09-05-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By blt

Driving isn't a crime in an of itself, hit and...

Driving isn't a crime in an of itself, hit and run is. And virtually no drivers are murderers. Most hit and run drivers ARE drunk drivers. There are arguments for why a presumption is foolish, but...
09-01-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,242
Posted By blt

So if John Kerry had been out riding and was...

So if John Kerry had been out riding and was killed by an idiot driver, you'd prefer "John Kerry, Cyclist, killed by hit and run driver," without mention of his having been a U.S. Senator or...
08-31-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,242
Posted By blt

Well, "top lawyer" is just another way of saying...

Well, "top lawyer" is just another way of saying "Chief Counsel." It isn't a description of status in the community, it isn't a indication of specialness, it is an indication of what his job was. ...
08-31-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By blt

Along with more serious penalties for...

Along with more serious penalties for hit-and-run, I would love to see states pass laws to provide that a hit-and-run is also deemed to be DWI unless the driver can prove otherwise by clear and...
07-11-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,906
Posted By blt

With respect to a lack of signage for people...

With respect to a lack of signage for people coming from the path at the end of Augusta, Officer Jerry is just plain wrong.

While he is correct that EBPRD has no obligation to put any signage at...
07-07-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 57,125
Posted By blt

When I was on my southbound return between 10:15...

When I was on my southbound return between 10:15 and 10:30 am, the activity level was certainly different than it was between 7:30 and 7:45 am. I assume most were awake by then. More foot traffic,...
07-06-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 57,125
Posted By blt

I live in Northern California, but visit in-laws...

I live in Northern California, but visit in-laws in Costa Mesa twice a year, and on each visit I usually have an early morning ride from Costa Mesa to Green River and back. I rode two days ago on...
06-08-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,906
Posted By blt

Who knew I was talking with one of those whose...

Who knew I was talking with one of those whose experience I had relied on in deciding to try Augusta last Saturday? You may well have seen my slow, lumbering self near the Steam Trains. Always glad...
06-05-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,906
Posted By blt

Were you the one who was being patient and...

Were you the one who was being patient and talking with her and trying to be rational with her, among other things explained that you don't know me and I don't know you? Or are you the one who went...
06-02-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By blt

I don't know if they will do it again this year,...

I don't know if they will do it again this year, I haven't seen confirmation, but an awesome event at Lassen National Park the past few years has been the Vehicle Free Day -- the day before the road...
04-19-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,906
Posted By blt

Man, the hits keep coming. According to the...

Man, the hits keep coming. According to the sfgate/SF Chronicle article, pedestrian and bicycle access is not allowed, either. Route between Moraga and Oakland shut down due to Canyon Road bridge...
04-18-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,042
Posted By blt

IF they get the bypass road going, however,...

IF they get the bypass road going, however, Morgan Territory should be OK to ride after the permanent fix gets started IF you are not riding through the bypass.

The problem with riding Morgan...
04-18-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By blt

Two years ago on April 4, I rode from Pleasanton...

Two years ago on April 4, I rode from Pleasanton to Patterson via Mines and Del Puerto. Even though it was about the same time of year as your ride, somehow the scenery on my ride wasn't NEARLY as...
03-22-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,063
Posted By blt

This is all correct. What makes this...

This is all correct.

What makes this intersection confusing, however, is the parking lane combined with the bike lane. Once the bike lane becomes broken, which appears to be well back of the...
03-22-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,656
Posted By blt

Palomares was reopened as of last Thursday, with...

Palomares was reopened as of last Thursday, with one way traffic control for a brief stretch at mile marker 8.73. I haven't heard any changes since then.
...
03-06-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,042
Posted By blt

A few things. First, one can still technically...

A few things. First, one can still technically do Morgan Territory on a bike without turning around. It is possible to walk through the closed area. It seems some residents are doing that in order...
08-08-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By blt

Anybody know how long this is estimated to last? ...

Anybody know how long this is estimated to last? I looked at the State Parks website for Diablo and couldn't find anything about this. Maybe I'm not good at looking, but this seems like sort of a...
07-20-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,122
Posted By blt

That is mostly my go-to argument to those who...

That is mostly my go-to argument to those who fear for my safety (or their own safety) when riding.

There isn't great consistency in statistics, there does seem to be different methodology in...
07-14-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By blt

I think it is correct that classifications vary...

I think it is correct that classifications vary depending on when the ride occurs.

I don't have any good data like you do, only anecdotal evidence, but I am confident that I have ridden Diablo...
07-11-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,031
Posted By blt

I am neither an expert nor a professional. I...

I am neither an expert nor a professional. I don't get pain often, usually I get pain only when I have gone on, what for my then-current conditioning state, is a difficult ride. When I do get pain,...
06-20-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By blt

An easier day than the DMD, but still, it must be...

An easier day than the DMD, but still, it must be a little over 150 miles to do a loop starting and ending in Hayward. If you save 45 or 50 miles over the DMD, those aren't flat miles saved. ...
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