Bicycle Retailer And Industry News Blames The Fake News On E-Bike Fires

There are many ways the bicycle industry can and should address the issue of e-bike fires. Some are very productive and responsible. The recently announced webinar series sponsored by the National Bicycle Dealers Association is a step in the right direction. The information available from Human Powered Solutions is intended for bicycle retailers but their tips and directions work just as well for e-bike owners. Third-party certification is my favorite answer to the problem. The recently published article in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN), written by the “staff,” is…

The Trailblazers Banquet Is What The World Needs Right Now

Have you noticed people acting a little stressed out lately? Our phones, TVs and computers spew out a continuous bombardment of horrifying news and a trip to the grocery store or gas station is all it takes to trigger stomach-turning despair. That’s why the 77th Annual Trailblazers Banquet couldn’t have come at a better time. Attendees entering California’s Carson Center were treated to The Trailblazers Bike Show that included priceless (I say “priceless” because I don’t think many of the bike owners would sell them) and rare motorcycles that alone…

Santa Paula Cruise Night: The Best Way To Spend A Friday Night

I can almost guarantee that you’ve seen Santa Paula even if you have never visited the place. The town’s main drag serves as a backdrop for hundreds of movie and commercial productions each year. And the place was at one time home to Steve McQueen and Von Dutch. The Santa Paula Cruise Night takes place the first Friday of every month in the Summer and it is worth the trip. There is no admission, plenty of places to eat, stores that stay open late, live music and eye-popping cars and…

Les Claypool Spotted On KCAL 9 News

Was watching a KCAL 9 News report on an illegally-run junkyard in Granada Hills, California, when a neighbor identified as Les Claypool was interviewed (no, he is not the guy running the illegal junkyard). Les Claypool is the leader of Primus (and the creative force behind other bands and projects) and I’m pretty sure the Les on camera is the same guy. His hair is shorter and facial hair more conservatively cropped, but he sure looks like Les from Primus. Too cool.