Santa Clara

Santa Clara County
Andrew Casteel —

David Levin, MD, an OB-GYN at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, has been riding a bicycle to work for more than three decades. He took a moment during a recent commute to talk about why everyone should try bike commuting on the 16th annual Bike to Work Day coming up this Thursday May, 13th.

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Andrew Casteel —

Most cities in the Bay Area are gearing up for Bike to Work Day this Thursday, with numerous activities to encourage people to make riding to work a more enjoyable and routine part of life. In San Jose, the city has planned a whole week of events. The San Jose Cycling Classic will kick off with Bike to Work Day and finish with the Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 on Wednesday, May 19th, where luminaries like Lance Armstrong will race through the streets of the capital of Silicon Valley.

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Errors in automated point tallying?

I am a novice rider. Before creating a new ride today I had 33 points and 46 miles. I created a new ride today and I commuted 14 miles round trip. If I understand the points system correctly, I should have received 3 'daily trip' points as a novice, 2 'daily mileage' points for 14 miles, and 4 '50 mile' medal points for surpassing 50 miles, all totaling 9 points. But, after I submitted the trip I only received 6 points, for a total of 39! The mileage correctly jumped to 60. I am assuming the missing three points are from not getting the 3 'daily trip' points. Because of the way the website is set up it is impossible to track how many points someone has earned each day.....it relies on trusting the automated point tally, which didn't seem to work in this case. It would be nice to track your progress and be able to compare one day to the next. It also would be nice to have on the leaderboard the actual rankings like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.....which I thought was the function of a leaderboard.

off-by-one bug on 5-day medal?

I've logged 8 one-way commute trips over four days, but I already have the 5-day medal. Seems like a bug?

Greg

CO2 emission by cycling... not much, is it?

While riding last night, I thought of this question again.
Here is a blog sharing some calculation to release me.

http://cycling.aqimg.com/?p=462
, where it says each biker is emitting 6% of CO2 as the prius does. Any other fun comparison?