Munday funday — 5 December, 2011

Great images of San Francisco bike culture and bike personalities — honoring the single speed (and SSCXWC).  WARNING:  adult content. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/7ez-TLSpbZc” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Bollards, oh bollocks!

bollard:  (n) a pole or structure erected to direct traffic or obstruct access to certain road users (cars). bollocks:  (n) literal meaning:  testicles.  common use:  an expletive uttered after a misfortune. One of my coaching clients recently crashed his bike and suffered some pretty serious injuries.  He was commuting to work on the SF Bay Trail as part of a group ride.  The route was detoured to a narrow section of trail with a bollard at the entrance.  He didn’t […]

How to do the Death Ride without really dying

After coaching last week’s Velo Girls Alpine Altitude Adventure camp, I wanted to share my top tips for Death Ride success. I’ve participated in the Death Ride three times (2010 will be my 4th). There are lots of ways to approach an event like this. Here are my best suggestions: #1 — Have a Plan. If you don’t have a plan, you’re less likely to keep on schedule, make the time cuts, and keep going when the day gets challenging. […]

Savvy Bike announces additional 2010 clinic dates

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a bunch of dates to our 2010 coaching calendar: Bike Skills 101 — Fundamental Bike Handling Skills sponsored by BicycleLawyer.com — Jul 17, Sep 18, Nov 13 This 4-hour clinic is the foundation of everything else you’ll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You’ll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your […]

Falling off the bike

There was a recent thread on the Velo Girls email group that prompted this post. In that thread, a rider commented that a specific local century ride was dangerous because the roads were in poor condition and that these roads caused at least three crashes during the event. With no disrespect to the original poster, I feel obliged to share some thoughts about these assertions. Roads do not cause crashes. Unskilled riders cause crashes. I’ve had the opportunity to ride […]

Ride a bike? We’ve got an app for that!

Savvy Bike is thrilled to announce our 2010 clinic + camp schedule! In 2009, we had more than 800 participants in our various programs. Almost all of our 2009 clinics sold-out weeks in advance, so I would encourage you to register early for any programs you’d like to participate in! I can’t wait to work with you in 2010. Velo Girls Indoor Training Series – Feb 2nd – April 8th, 2010 Beat the winter blues with the return of our […]