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Bicycling Sonoma

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Bike Expo, Swap and Ride! Aug. 22, 2010

Sunday, August 22nd, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition presents the first-ever Northern California Bike Expo. Start the day riding one of five awesome courses in the Nimble Break the Cycle Ride (a benefit for Sonoma County YWCA and SCBC!).  Register today at www.nimbletraining.com/breakthecycle The Expo begins at 10:00, but you can come down to the park earlier than that to cheer on your friends who are riding, while you sip espresso and munch a scone from Fork Catering.  Fork will be… Read More »

French bike fun

27 years of bikes, 27 years of avoiding old French bikes. Why, oh why did I let myself get sucked into that can of worms this weekend. The purpose of this project is to put my Xtracycle back together. Previously I had used my Salsa cross bike for this, but I converted it back to an actual cross bike last winter and even raced it a couple of times. So I have been keeping an eye open for a classy old… Read More »

MacGyver Bike Repair

Tips and Tricks to get you limping home Repair tips for when you are on the road and don’t have what you might need to get home.  Of course a well maintained bike is the key, don’t ignore noises or clunks they are usually telling you that something isn’t right. SLASHED TIRE Many things will work as a tire boot. Remove the tire and find the cut put a Dollar bill, energy bar wrapper, potato chip bag, coke can, electrical tape,… Read More »