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The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Hicks Valley Loop

Hick Valley Map

This nearly thirty six-mile loop through northeast Marin can satisfy the needs of a variety of cyclists. Just completed a century or long road race? Then this mellow cruise to Nicasio via the Hicks Valley makes a great recovery ride. Are you a beginning cyclist looking for something slightly more challenging? Once again, just what the spin doctor ordered. Want a leisurely ride in the country with a couple of great spots to have lunch? Right this way.

Tonight! Bands and Beer Specials to Support Better Biking

Tunes 4 Tubes

Bike loving music fans, you don’t have to wait until the next Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to pedal your way to some sweet San Francisco tunes. Just head down Valencia Street tonight to 780 Café for a fun night of music with fellow bike-lovers.

Two Sense: My Wife Won't Stop Telling Me How Much Weight I've Gained

Exercise Couples

What do you say about people who comment on their partner's weight? My wife has taken several chances to remind me recently that I've gained about 20 pounds since we got married a few years ago. It's not like I'm obese, and it's also not that I'm unhealthy. I work out regularly, eat a fairly good diet, consume about a dozen drinks/beers a week. I'm in my early 40s and I attribute the gain mostly to my metabolism slowing down and, frankly, her amazing home cooking. But come on—20 pounds isn't all that much, so why is she ragging on me? I want to come right out and ask her if I'm unattractive to her because she's usually not the nagging type. And I feel like if the situation were reversed, she'd go running to her girlfriends telling them what a beast I am for calling her "fat." What should I do?

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Scenes of the City: America's Cup Fleet Race Finals

America's Cup 2012 came to a close Sunday afternoon with a fleet race round the Bay. After a dramatic finish, Oracles Jimmy Spithill came away with the win.

Ride Your Bike This Weekend—Seriously!

This weekend is epically busy in San Francisco. With Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Fleet Week, America’s Cup races, Giants Playoff games and a 49ers home game, and a variety of other local festivities, our city’s streets and transit are going to be bursting at the seams.  

So what’s the best way to avoid all of that mess? Get on a bike!

Scenes of the City: The America's Cup Begins

America's Cup kicked off in a thick pea soup of fog over the Bay. Spectators came out in droves and there was no shortage of action on the water. Back on land, the America's Cup Village showcased wine tasting, games for kids, live info sessions, and other concessions.

Are you watching America's Cup? 

Bikes and Cars - Will We Ever Get Along?

Critical Mass SF

A friend of mine spends 99% of her commuting hours on a bicycle. Last week, it was a rare night that she needed her car in the city. She approached the Fell St. left turn on Scott St. a.k.a. the Wiggle. Seeing a bike lane on the left and another on the right, she inched left, as she was planning to turn left.

Scenes of the City: The Embarcadero

Indian Summer is finally upon us! Get outside and enjoy the hot temperatures. The Embarcadero is one ideal place to people-watch, soak up the sun, and soak up the beautiful views of the Bay. 

Hot 30: Buster Posey, The Returning Champion

Buster Posey

It’s Indian summer in San Francisco, and temperatures are on the rise. As are the local luminaries in our annual Hot 20, er . . . Hot 30. That’s right. We were so impressed by the crop of talent and brains moving the needle this year—in fields as diverse as technology, music, education, sports, and arts—that we added 10 bright stars to our list.

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