San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club

Archive for April, 2014

Day Before Wildflower Ride

Posted on: April 27th, 2014 by slobcdave

Lots of work goes into the preparation of the Wildflower Ride that day before.  Getting all the right stuff to the right places takes a lot of organization and planning.  Also there are lots of volunteers.  

KEO Pedal failure

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by slobcdave

via email from and David Lacey A warning on bike equipment. My RT KEO classic pedal axle snapped and I immediately hit the deck (you saw the event photos, below are some I took this AM). I was going 10-12 MPH cresting the Harmony Rise from Cambria shortly after the Slabtown Ride launch at… Read more

Pismo Beach eyes bike-sharing program and wants public input

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by slobcdave

via email from Dave Abrecht and the SLO Tribune The City of Pismo Beach is studying the feasibility of a bike sharing plan and is looking for public comment. Go to the link below to offer your opinion.  And the article in the San Luis Obispo

Protected Intersections For Bicyclists

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by slobcdave

via email from Mike Curren The video in the link below details how good intersection design makes bicycle travel much safer it also tie in nicely with the last posting on adding bike lane. “I got this video from Davis Bike Club from Russell Reagan. Regarding how to design intersections to give bicyclists safe space to… Read more

Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams If You’re Smart About Where You Build Them

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by slobcdave

via Gizmodo and FiveThirtyEight An interesting article via Gizmodo about adding bike lanes.  Note: Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog was recognized as making the best prediction of the 2012 Presidential Election. “Two researchers from statistician Nate Silver’s new site FiveThirtyEight, Gretchen Johnson and Aaron Johnson, tackled the age-old question: When cities add lanes to make life better… Read more

Visualizing L.A.’s Bike Crashes

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by slobcdave

via gizmodo Here is a interactive web page showing a map of LA and location of 2,043 bicycle collisions from the year 2012. Gizmodo Article   and the map Is it possible to get similar data for SLO county?  


Posted on: April 4th, 2014 by slobcdave

Via Email from Dave Abrecht and  Jim Shivers Today’s Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 District: 5 – San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HIGHWAY 1 REPAIRS/ROCK SLOPE PROTECTION PROJECT NORTH OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE BEGINS NEXT… Read more