Archive for January, 2017

Update on 2017 Centuries

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 by tony

Here is the follow up to my earlier post on 2017 century rides with updates. To see the earlier post, go here.   March 11 Saturday. Solvang Century. $125 online/$115 mail in. Registration is open. Preregistration closes on Feb. 22. After that you can do day of event registration but the cost goes up to […]

New Year, New Kit…for Different Spokes Southern California

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by tony

Check out the new kit that DSSC has in store for 2017. Having a nice new kit for 2016 apparently wasn’t enough, so they have a new one for this year! To see the whole thing and to place an order, go here. Makes me think that we should have something as well since it’s […]

Just A Moment

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by tony

  That’s all it takes for your bike to be stolen. This past weekend a Valley Spokesmen member had her expensive Wilier road bike nicked at the Peet’s in Alamo. She had parked it unlocked next to the Peet’s and went inside. When she wasn’t looking—maybe she was in line to order—a thief cased her […]

SMART Bike Route Status

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by tony

You can view a status report on the Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit multi-use path here. The route runs from San Rafael up to the Guerneville turn-off north of Santa Rosa. Portions of the route are unfinished, mainly due to pending permits. But major sections of it are complete. Perhaps one can presume that the […]

Get SMART This Spring

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 by tony

  The Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART) train system is set to launch this spring providing train service for 43 miles between San Rafael and northern Santa Rosa. This system uses the existing rail right-of-way of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad corridor, which parallels Highway 101. The current plan is to open service at no charge […]

On New Year’s Different Spokes Did Not Climb Mt. Diablo!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by tony

  Technically we didn’t because neither of our ride leaders remembered to bring a club waiver. So, the six of us were just “friends out for a ride together.” Besides David Sexton and Gordon Dinsdale, the ride hosts, our group comprised of me, Nancy Levin, Bill Holt, and Steven Shirreffs. Atypically we did not linger […]