This week, we ask a question: Are you okay with changing a ride’s plan? What do you do when a ride goes off plan? Fatty encountered some serious wind on a ride and had to ask himself a question. And what about when work is out of control and you miss some rides? How does that affect your training? Are you adaptable? Jonathan Vaughters has a surprisingly philosophic outlook on that lost time.
We drop back into bike commuting, especially as we are posting this on National Bike to Work Day. Listeners shared some of their bike commutes and tips for better commuting. But what about your post-ride coffee? Our man Hottie is having trouble getting his coffee to work and we discuss how to help him get his special beans to work, still hot.
We also discuss the final Grasshopper of the season, King Ridge Dirt Supreme. Patrick did the short one so that he could make it back to Santa Rosa for a grand opening celebration for the local pump track. So while this one included some bright, sunny weather, there was a stout wind to keep it lively.
We’re saddened to report that First Flight Bicycles, the shop owned by Jeff Archer, is closing in the wake of his death. Archer was killed by an impaired driver 10 months ago when he was struck in a crosswalk.
California’s bill to introduce the rolling stop sign rule for cyclists—stop as yield—has, unfortunately been withdrawn.
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