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05-14-15, 12:30 PM
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Views: 559
Posted By Ed Holland

Bike FROM work day this afternoon 4-7pm

Hi folks,

Just a quick note to those of you that know the Alpine and Portola Loop. Tonight, the Portola Valley Bicycle, Pedestrian and Traffic Committee will have a Bike From Work Energiser...
06-12-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Ed Holland

Here's a snippet from The Almanac, with more...

Here's a snippet from The Almanac, with more details:

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13825
06-10-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Ed Holland

Thanks, that's more than I could find.

Thanks, that's more than I could find.
06-10-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Ed Holland

There is a plan to modify the road layout, with...

There is a plan to modify the road layout, with engineering to commence during Summer 2013, per the San Mateo Public Works website:...
06-10-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Ed Holland

Accident yesterday on Alpine Rd

Hi Folks,

I was in the vicinity of Alpine Rd and I280 yesterday, and there was a lot of emergency activity and many cars stopped at the intersection. Rumour has it there was another bike accident...
11-19-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed Holland

The last piece of the puzzle: I got the headlamp...

The last piece of the puzzle: I got the headlamp issue sorted out :) My wife found a straight sided bottle suitable for the battery pack, and with a little sponge padding, the electronics fit snugly...
11-12-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed Holland

I found a nice new Giro helmet on Saturday....

I found a nice new Giro helmet on Saturday. Funny, I've had two from this manufacturer in the past, no problems except age. This one fit beautifully straight out of the box, is comfy & sits properly...
11-08-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed Holland

Hey! Back on a bike today :) Luckily I've a...

Hey! Back on a bike today :)

Luckily I've a spare, old helmet. I have been looking into the return/replace policy offered by Bell, but sine it has to be shipped back to them, I'm not sure it's...
11-07-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed Holland

LOL! The bike seems in fine shape, though I will...

LOL! The bike seems in fine shape, though I will spend some time going over it carefully. Even my new bar tape looks unscathed! Sadly, the saddle that I recovered very cheaply with a nice piece of...
11-06-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed Holland

Cheers everyone for the kind words :) I have...

Cheers everyone for the kind words :)

I have figured out what happened. Long story short, the battery pack fixing for my headlamp (velcro strap to top tube) let go. The pack then dangled briefly...
11-06-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ed Holland

Crashed yesterday

Hi Folks,

Had a scary one yesterday as it seems my bike tried to kill me :eek:! I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I'd just got out of the saddle to give it a boost on a slight rise, and in a...
08-10-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Ed Holland

There aren't many shops at all in these areas! I...

There aren't many shops at all in these areas! I can't imagine a bike shop could easily sustain a business in Woodside or Portola Valley... On the plus side, PV is quite pro cycling at the moment - I...
07-09-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,284
Posted By Ed Holland

Page Mill Rd, Highway 9 towards Los Gatos, Pierce...

Page Mill Rd, Highway 9 towards Los Gatos, Pierce & Mt Eden roads and back along Foothill and Alpine Rd. Normally a pretty good ride for me, but exacerbated by bike choice. I set out on the best...
07-06-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ed Holland

^thanks DLBroox - I'll search out your thread. ...

^thanks DLBroox - I'll search out your thread.

Last night, after I posted, I couldn't even login at the "Mapmyride" portal linked from the NBC TDF homepage. This morning, I got live coverage just...
07-05-11, 08:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ed Holland

Incredible... Like I moved back to England.... 3...

Incredible... Like I moved back to England.... 3 nice days, and a thunderstorm. (That's if you get the nice days...)
Hey-ho, it was a great day to ride today, so shouldn't be complaining.
07-05-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ed Holland

I'm not having a good time with NBC's "All...

I'm not having a good time with NBC's "All access" Rare is it that any video will start at all... I wasted an hour last night trying both computers, updating Firefox etc. etc. etc.

Actually made...
06-30-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By Ed Holland

I'm a physicist, and my favourite car is my MGB....

I'm a physicist, and my favourite car is my MGB. (wait, that almost sounds like a stand up statement at an addiction counselling meeting).

Mostly, however, I cycle.

Driver behaviour is not only...
06-30-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,363
Posted By Ed Holland

For those of you that have seen a grumpy looking...

For those of you that have seen a grumpy looking commuter on a thirty five pound folding ATB (with mudguards) on Juniperro Serra/Sandhill, that's me.

And no, apparently it isn't summer yet...
06-27-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Ed Holland

thanks for the support folks :) The CO2...

thanks for the support folks :)

The CO2 cartriges are worse - I can't use 'em :D
06-27-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Ed Holland

Thanks for the free tubes.

Two of them, Sand hill Rd between Branner and Saga Ln tossed to the side of the road in the landscaping. Easy to spot, thanks :notamused:

Hard to believe it is the handiwork of someone here on the...
06-02-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,861
Posted By Ed Holland

Yes we should stop.... but there's nothing to say...

Yes we should stop.... but there's nothing to say you can't jump off the bike and walk around.
06-02-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ed Holland

I always signal. When my son and I are using the...

I always signal. When my son and I are using the bike+trailer bike, I encourage him to signal as well - You can't start good habits too early!
06-01-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ed Holland

Well, either the event is marshalled by the...

Well, either the event is marshalled by the police to help flow, or it isn't. If not, then it is an impromptu group ride regardless of charity fundraising activity, and the riders are to be expected...
05-25-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,811
Posted By Ed Holland

I live near a very well known focus point for...

I live near a very well known focus point for stop sign ticketing in Northern California. At weekends there is always an officer stationed for some portion of the day. It is a very, very popular...
05-24-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,907
Posted By Ed Holland

I tried a "3rd Eye" mirror some years ago and...

I tried a "3rd Eye" mirror some years ago and could not get any benefit from it. On a road bike, when in the drop portion of the handlebars, all I could see was a reflection of my shoulder. I'd have...
05-24-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,461
Posted By Ed Holland

Well, surely one is allowed to use any part of...

Well, surely one is allowed to use any part of the carriageway as is appropriate to other road users and one's intended travel... "As far right as practicable" is a well worded statement that gives...
05-24-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Ed Holland

And the winner is...... my finger! Several trips...

And the winner is...... my finger! Several trips to and from preschool with no pinch - I've even convinced the lad that there's nothing to worry about, so he doesn't get apprehensive about putting...
05-17-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,284
Posted By Ed Holland

Saturday evening: A 30 miler including Page Mill...

Saturday evening: A 30 miler including Page Mill Road - It's been a while since I was able to get out for a decent climb and my legs needed teaching a lesson.

Monday: To and from work & Son's...
05-16-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Ed Holland

Thanks folks! that's two great ideas. Glad I'm...

Thanks folks! that's two great ideas. Glad I'm not the only one, for a while I thought it was just me...
05-16-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Ed Holland

Helmet trouble

Hi Folks,

No, I'm not about to raise the old debate. I just wondered if other folks with children have had trouble with the so-called "PinchGuard" helmet buckles that are featured on many of the...
02-07-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,284
Posted By Ed Holland

First legbender of the year for me yesterday.....

First legbender of the year for me yesterday.. Page Mill Rd, down West Alpine & through Pescadero to HWY 1 where I met and made friends with an unpleasant headwind. Then north to Tunitas Creek, quick...
01-20-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Ed Holland

Apparently there was some further investigation...

Apparently there was some further investigation conducted yesterday by CHP and an MAIT team at the scene of the crash. The story hints that they were acting on new information, but there is nothing...
01-19-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,284
Posted By Ed Holland

Got the rusty legs moving again this weekend with...

Got the rusty legs moving again this weekend with a little time for riding between other committments - Started from Alpine & Portola, over to Page Mill for the climb, back down Moody Rd to Foothill,...
01-05-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ed Holland

Mrs H gave me a collection of new shorts and a...

Mrs H gave me a collection of new shorts and a couple of jerseys - all much needed and a very welcome gift!

Her motivation, she claims, was to ensure that I didn't suffer the "thinning shorts...
01-04-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Ed Holland

Very nice. Thanks for the pics.

Very nice. Thanks for the pics.
01-04-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed Holland

You are right of course. Even if it is tricky to...

You are right of course. Even if it is tricky to remain level headed in the heat of the moment. :)
01-04-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Ed Holland

From reading the updates here, it seems is a very...

From reading the updates here, it seems is a very murky and unsatisfactory explanation has unfolded. The few pictures and other evidence I saw at the accident scene showed that the collision occured...
12-15-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed Holland

^ true. I got into an argument with an aggressive...

^ true. I got into an argument with an aggressive driver a couple of years ago on the way up Page Mill. I could hear his approach around a few tight bends, tires squealing & engine revving before...
12-13-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed Holland

It was between 12 to 12:30 IIRC. I reached...

It was between 12 to 12:30 IIRC. I reached Skyline, had a 5 min chat with some other riders who seemed to know a bit more about the incident and headed back down again, by which time everyone had...
12-13-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ed Holland

Kings Mountain Incident yesterday

Hi Folks,

I passed the aftermath of an incident on Kings Mountain yesterday. It seems that a rider was hit by a dangerous and impatient driver in a Porsche, just before the entrance to Huddard...
11-05-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Ed Holland

The Page Mill intersection is the one I tend to...

The Page Mill intersection is the one I tend to avoid. The layout is dreadful for cyclists travelling in either direction, nor is it great for motorists. I ride through the Alpine and Sand Hill...
11-05-10, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Ed Holland

Terrible news. My thought go out to everyone...

Terrible news. My thought go out to everyone involved.

I first heard about the accident from a motorist whilst waiting at the Sandhill traffic lights
Hopefully a witness will come forward toshed...
07-04-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 260,284
Posted By Ed Holland

First decent ride for a while, though only a...

First decent ride for a while, though only a modest 36 miles. Climbed Page mill, returned via Moody Rd, along Foothill, Sandhill & Portola back to home. Despite having done less climbing than I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Ed Holland

Also wrong.... I've always been able to shift...

Also wrong.... I've always been able to shift from the drops :)
Forum: Commuting
12-12-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,506
Posted By Ed Holland

Wet and foggy on the ride home last night -...

Wet and foggy on the ride home last night - necessitating a little attention to clean up the bike today. Also a reminder that I'm now lacking a beater bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,386
Posted By Ed Holland

If you leave the essentials at home, you'll only...

If you leave the essentials at home, you'll only ever get caught out once..... ;)
Forum: Commuting
12-08-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,506
Posted By Ed Holland

Cool and bright this morning, with plenty of...

Cool and bright this morning, with plenty of frosty views in the sunshine. Nice.
12-08-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,482
Posted By Ed Holland

No, but my cars have boots and bonnets, rather...

No, but my cars have boots and bonnets, rather thank hoods and trunks. And the front brake is operated by the lever on the right side of the bars on my bikes ;)
12-07-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,173
Posted By Ed Holland

The last bike I built (the only C&V example I...

The last bike I built (the only C&V example I have at present) is a bit of a Frankenstein. Bearing in mind I started with only a frame and fork, most parts are broadly in keeping with its period of...
12-07-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,264
Posted By Ed Holland

How do you ban someone from riding a bicycle?...

How do you ban someone from riding a bicycle? That is to say, how could the law possibly prevent the gentleman in question from obtaining and using another bike?

Very silly.
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