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    1. chatterbox
      November 3, 2008 at

      Yeah! I’m with ya! The only problem is that a good portion of the driving I’ve been doing the last couple years is going to bicycle races. Oh, the irony. Maybe we could start an NCNCA green pledge to not drive alone to races or something….

    2. Michael Hernandez
      November 3, 2008 at

      my word, young woman.

      ain’t you on to something there?

      on all my teams, we have usually worked to carpool to races – but, there hasn’t been an actual NCNCA push for it.

      you the bomb, chicka. thanks for the words.
      m

    3. Justin
      November 4, 2008 at

      Instead of waking up early and riding to your race, (not exactly the best warmup), you could focus on carpooling and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BIKE COALITION.

      Trust me, people, these orgs do fantastic work, and there’s one in each major sector of the Bay Area. Check out your local coalition’s website, become a member (if you’re not already), and volunteer!

      Remember the goal isn’t “a few hardcore cyclists driving less” as much as “average Joes ditching the death box and riding to work.” Bike Coalitions work tirelessly towards this end. Helping them really will translate into more people on their bikes, more bike friendly legislation, and ultimately (with the help of gas prices), the paradigm shift we’re all praying for.

      http://www.bayareabikes.org/resources.htm

      Personally I know the SF Bike Coalition would *love* to have legit bike racers working with them. Ours is a demographic which they’ve been trying to tap into for quite some time, but have had difficulty. Hopefully they continue their current fledgling “racer outreach program” and we see them at more local races this year.

    4. girochatterbox
      November 4, 2008 at

      Justin – yep! I was suggesting carpooling (not driving alone). Most of the races are WAY too far in the middle of nowhere to either use public transit or ride to.

      In regards to joining your local coalition – yes! My husband and I are involved with SVBC in addition to him serving on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory committee of our city. I encourage all racers to become involved in advocacy. Protecting our right to use the roads as well as education about safe and legal use of the facilities is something all cyclists should be concerned with.

    5. Satin Matt
      November 4, 2008 at

      Here are some cycling resources for the SCruz-hood:

      People Power (http://peoplepowersc.org/)
      SCCCC (http://www.santacruzcycling.org/)
      Bike Church (http://bikechurch.santacruzhub.org/)

      We Bike Trippers are always carpooling to races…much more fun that way.

    6. Michael Hernandez
      November 5, 2008 at

      sexy ass Fraga…

    7. Michael Hernandez
      November 7, 2008 at

      huh, your comment was held as spam, mw.

      thanks bud for posting.

      loves me some bikechurch, yo.

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