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

Feedback wanted for new Bike Beacon

A request from City of Santa Rosa staff: We just unveiled a bike project we completed on Montgomery Dr that I’d like to get the word out about.  It is an actuated bicycle warning beacon.  The idea is similar to the “bikes in tunnel” warning beacon, but in this case [...]

By | September 14th, 2010|15 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Pine Flat challenge

PD reporter Bob Norberg tackles a very 'nasty' Pine Flat Road in his GranFondo training. Follow along.

By | September 14th, 2010|2 Comments

The Gutter Bunny: A Sad Story

Guest Blog: Martin Clinton Once upon a time in the woodland city of Santa Rodent there lived a rabbit who loved to ride his bicycle. But his friends called him the Gutter Bunny! Because he was afraid of cars and trucks, that's where he rode  -  as close to the [...]

By | September 13th, 2010|3 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Four weeks to go

There is an unnamed ridge separating Dry Creek and Alexander valleys, a tapered finger pointing south from Warm Springs Dam with only three roads crossing it … Dutcher Creek, Canyon and Lytton Springs. PD reporter Bob Norberg's GranFondo training continues.

By | September 10th, 2010|4 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Labor Day weekend training

Three-day Labor Day weekend and three days of training for the medio GranFondo. More from PD reporter Bob Norberg, who's hitting the road getting ready for the big ride.

By | September 8th, 2010|0 Comments