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Yes on Measure W

Opponents have argued that it is not the right time to bring our vehicle registration fee back to what previously was because people are struggling to make ends meet, or that they do not wish to “subsidize” programs that in their opinion, do not directly benefit car drivers.  However, I [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|2 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: End of the road

PD writer Bob Norberg's final words on the GranFondo. Mission accomplished?

By | October 12th, 2010|2 Comments

Secrets of the bike lane

BICYCLE WITH CONFIDENCE by Martin Clinton Secrets of the bike lane A bike lane seems like a very simple idea, but many motorists and even experienced bicycle riders are often mistaken about the rules controlling this part of the road. Let’s play a game of True or False! 1. Any [...]

By | October 7th, 2010|0 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Training daze

By Bob Norberg The Press Democrat Tuesday morning was the last ride before the medio fondo, an 18.6 mile trek on West Dry Creek Road and Geyserville Road, 13 mph average, 31.6 mph max, an hour and 26 minutes. I was at a slow, sightseers pace to keep my legs [...]

By | October 5th, 2010|3 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: School of fish finding the way

More from PD reporter Bob Norberg's training dispatches: "It’s Thursday and I am riding in a comfort zone, familiar roads and familiar hills in Dry Creek and Alexander valleys, the emotional equivalent of Mrs. Kaiser’s meat loaf, gravy and mashed potatoes from my grammar school cafeteria."

By | October 1st, 2010|2 Comments


Guest Blog by Jeffrey Reeder, Ph.D.  Dear Mayor Gorin, Vice Mayor Wysocki, and Councilmembers Vas Dupre, Sawyer, Olivares, Jacobi, and Bender, My family and I have been homeowners and residents on Humboldt Street since early 1999. I am proud to live in Santa Rosa, I am proud to live on [...]

By | September 27th, 2010|4 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Less than two weeks until the GranFondo

PD reporter Bob Norberg's training dispatches continue. This week: Piling up the miles, 58.2 on Saturday, with a 650-foot climb up the first three miles of Pine Flat Road in the Mayacamas just to warm the legs up.

By | September 27th, 2010|2 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: New sights on West Dry Creek Road

PD reporter Bob Norberg continues his blog dispatches as he prepares for the GranFondo. Follow along.

By | September 24th, 2010|0 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Fondo dry run, ha!

PD writer Bob Norberg's latest update: We should have known from the beginning Sunday morning that we were going to get wet. It was billed as a Levi Leipheimer King Ridge GranFondo preview, a dry run for the Oct. 9 event. Ha!

By | September 20th, 2010|2 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: GranFondo anticipation growing

PD reporter Bob Norberg continues his dispatches from the road as he trains for the King Ridge GranFondo. Follow along with Bob.

By | September 17th, 2010|4 Comments