Hypothermia, heat stroke and Kamikaze squirrels

The PD reported that Saturday’s high and low temperature in Sebastopol was 100 degrees and a low of 44. I don’t know anywhere in the world that has such temperature variances on a calm clear day. For 7,000 Levi’s King Ridge Grand Fondo bike riders, this presented quite a challenge. [...]

By | October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Is Strava ruining cycling?

Strava I am going to immediately jump in and join the Strava debate. If you don’t know what Strava is, it is the San Francisco-based social media that has swept up the cycling world in the minds of more than a few. Think Facebook for bike riders and [...]

By | October 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

How the bike saved me

Bruce McConnell It was New Year’s morning 2011 when I made the decision. It is always easy to make resolutions when you step on the scale that first morning of the year, isn’t it? Here I was with a massive hangover, overweight, bad knees, bad shoulder, bad back, [...]

By | October 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Have You Raced Your Bike Yet? Check Out These Tips From NorCal’s Finest

GUEST COLUMN By TOM EDWARDS Despite the extensive negative media attention currently plaguing the cycling world, there is still the undeniable fact that as we progress through the year, thousands of people across the country are going to look at their love and dedication to the bicycle and decide to [...]

By | April 16th, 2013|0 Comments

GUEST POST: 10 tips for the GranFondo

About the author: Tom Edwards is a recent Sonoma State graduate and a Sebastopol road racer. He has ridden in the King Ridge GranFondo since 2010. "After rowing throughout school, I traded in my calloused hands for a killer jersey tan and haven't looked back. I'm passionate about all things exercise, from [...]

By | September 18th, 2012|0 Comments

The Elephant in the Room

Sonoma County residents Art and Gabriel Neibrief were on the road in Colorado following the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race. Their trip coincided with the headline-making news about Lance Armstrong being stripped of his cycling titles amid the continuing doping allegations. Art Neibrief shared this commentary from his vantage point: [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|0 Comments

USA Pro Challenge: Finishing up the trip

[imagebrowser id=1] Sonoma County residents Art and Gabriel Neibrief were on the road in Colorado following the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race. Here is their report on Stage 7 and a recap of the trip. Stage 7 & Recap We were thrilled that Levi Leipheimer had taken over the yellow [...]

By | September 4th, 2012|0 Comments

Vande Velde wins USA Pro Challenge

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial. Vande Velde, the 36-year-old Garmin-Sharp rider from Lemont, Ill., won the seven-stage race a year after finishing second to Levi [...]

By | August 27th, 2012|0 Comments

USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 update: Levi takes overall lead

We got our viewing spot at the finish line for today's Stage 6, the top of Flagstaff Mountain, just outside of Boulder.

By | August 26th, 2012|0 Comments

USA Pro Challenge: Stage 4 recap

Art and Gabriel Neibrief are Sonoma County residents who are following the USA Pro Challenge. They are reporting on the cycling scene from Colorado. More than a few cycling writers say that Jens Voigt is the hardest working competitor these days. Based upon what happened in Stage 4 Thursday, the [...]

By | August 24th, 2012|0 Comments