Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Cycling Tours, Once for the Hard-Core, Now Offer E-bikes Advertisement Supported by trending More riders are using battery-powered bikes on group cycling tours, creating their own set of tensions and hand-wringing over the artificial advantage. ByPatrick Scott April 10, 2019 On a cycling tour along the coast of southwest Sardinia, Kathleen Robinson thanked God she was riding an electric bike up the winding heights. But she wished she’d had a class beforehand on the proper etiquette. She didn’t realize that the hum of her motor would annoy some of the traditional cyclists on the tour, a nor was she certain whether to spin in the back of the pack or move out front. Mrs. Robinson, 60, had enough sense to gloat tactically, like when she sailed past a friend grinding up a hill and “gave … [Read more...] about Cycling Tours, Once for the Hard-Core, Now Offer E-bikes
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Mendocino County brims with travel adventures, from the Skunk Train's new rail bikes, to North Coast Brewing's taproom, headlands hikes, historic museums and cozy shops. (Jackie Burrell/Bay Area News Group) A ride aboard the historical Skunk Train is fun. Riding those rails on a two-seater rail bike is even more fun. (Courtesy Brendan McGuigan) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Fort Bragg's famous Skunk Train has a non train attraction, too. These double-seater rail bikes glide along the tracks, taking guests on a serene trip into the forests and glades of Mendocino County. (Jackie Burrell/Bay Area News Group) A ride aboard the historical Skunk Train is fun. Riding those rails on a two-seater rail bike is even more fun. (Courtesy Brendan McGuigan) A ride aboard the historical Skunk Train is fun. Riding those rails on a two-seater rail bike is even more fun. (Courtesy Brendan McGuigan) A Skunk Train rail bike adventure brings visitors to the end of the … [Read more...] about All aboard Mendocino’s rail bikes!
On a bright Sunday morning in 2003, my friend Mark Nelson listened to all the reasons I could not accept an offer to write sports columns for The Gazette.Reasons to say no: My children were split on leaving the city of their birth. We didn’t want to depart the 1872 farmhouse we had restored with loving care. We couldn’t abandon the precious New York friends who embraced us as family for 17 years.Mark and I stood in front of the stately 19th-century church building on the edge of Denver where my brother preaches. Mark, like me, is a Colorado boy, and he understands the primal needs of our kind.He listened patiently to my angst before replying with a near shout.“Yeah,” he said, “but you can cover the Broncos!”It was the voice of Mark, but it sounded like the Voice of God. Standing there, looking at the church steeple, I knew he spoke truth. The Gazette had asked me to come home to my brother and sister and father and follow teams I watched as a teen in … [Read more...] about David Ramsey: Farewell to sport, and a big thank you, before move to new Gazette column
Goodale’s Bike Shop in Nashua, New Hampshire, is quieter in the winter. There’s no summertime bustle of cyclists looking for repairs so they can enjoy their warm-weather rides. Instead, there’s just the sound of the phone ringing and the wrenches turning.In the back of this 42,000-square-foot space, you’ll find some employees assembling the 3,000 bikes that will be built by the spring. Among them is 16-year-old Faustin Dushimimana, who is building a gloss storm gray and rocket red Specialized Rockhopper Comp at his neat workstation. The bike is similar to the one he first saw when he came to the U.S. three years ago with his family.Before then, Dushimimana had barely ever seen a bike, let alone worked on one. At first, he was taken by its intricacies, and was enthralled with how every little piece worked together to make it ride. The mechanics were an absolute mystery to him. While he didn’t know it at the time, it was a puzzle he would soon seek to … [Read more...] about Teen Finds ‘American Dream’ As Bike Mechanic After 13 Years in Rwandan Refugee Camp
By Robert Downen Published 5:38 pm CST, Monday, December 24, 2018 Chris Cook braced for disappointment as he reached upward and squeezed his narrowed hand through the bucket’s plastic slot. So much for the 6-year-old was riding on this moment, as was clear from the wide, anticipating eyes of his brothers and friends as they watched his hand emerge from afar. Red. With a stamp. Crisis averted. “You get a bike!” a woman yelled. “BIKE!” a group of others cried. A smile stretched across Cook’s small face. Moments later, he peddled his new wheels through the George R. Brown Convention Center, steering the white pegs and metallic blue frame through throngs of other lucky kids who’d celebrate Christmas Eve with new, free bicycles. He gleefully showed off the handbrakes and plotted how he’d use them. “I need these,” he said as he squeezed them. “Cause I’m gonna go fast!” Hundreds more bikes were given … [Read more...] about Free toys, bikes, meals a ‘blessing’ for some Houstonians