April202014
Wabi single speed.

Wabi single speed.

April132014

Riding along the L.A. River Bike Path on a beautiful spring day!

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L.A. River Bike Path Gate

L.A. River Bike Path Gate

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Bike lanes on Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica CA
How nice is this

Bike lanes on Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica CA

How nice is this

March242014
Spring break

Spring break

February252014

ucresearch:

UCSF’s Dr. Robert Lustig was recently on the Colbert Report to debunk some common nutrition dogma: A calorie is a calorie (and it doesn’t matter if those calories come from carrots or cheesecake). 

Here are just four examples that refute this idea (from Dr. Lustig’s article in the Huffington Post):

  • Fiber. You eat 160 calories in almonds, but you absorb only 130. The fiber in the almonds delays absorption of calories into the bloodstream, delivering those calories to the bacteria in your intestine, which chew them up. Because a calorie is not a calorie.
  • Protein. When it comes to food, you have to put energy in to get energy out. You have to put twice as much energy in to metabolize protein as you do carbohydrate; this is called the thermic effect of food. So protein wastes more energy in its processing. Plus protein reduces hunger better than carbohydrate. Because a calorie is not a calorie.
  • Fat. All fats release nine calories per gram when burned. But omega-3 fats are heart-healthy and will save your life, while trans fats clog your arteries, leading to a heart attack. Because a calorie is not a calorie.
  • Sugar. This is the “big kahuna” of the “big lie.” Sugar is not one chemical. It’s two. Glucose is the energy of life. Every cell in every organism on the planet can burn glucose for energy. Glucose is mildly sweet, but not very interesting (think molasses). Fructose is an entirely different animal. Fructose is very sweet, the molecule we seek. Both burn at four calories per gram. If fructose were just like glucose, then sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) would be just like starch. But fructose is not glucose. Because a calorie is not a calorie.

You need to know this

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thenoobyorker:

vintagemarlene:

bicycle meet, thanksgiving, 1883, from the uc berkeley archives (historyinphotos.blogspot.com)

And even then finding a place to lock up your bike was impossible.


Love this

thenoobyorker:

vintagemarlene:

bicycle meet, thanksgiving, 1883, from the uc berkeley archives (historyinphotos.blogspot.com)

And even then finding a place to lock up your bike was impossible.

Love this

(via ucresearch)

February92014
bikenyc:

My Brompton. This little folding bike has taken me all over New York City over the last 2 years. It’s also come with me in cars, trains, and planes all over the US and to Germany, Portugal, and the Netherlands. And we’re just getting started.

Cool

bikenyc:

My Brompton. This little folding bike has taken me all over New York City over the last 2 years. It’s also come with me in cars, trains, and planes all over the US and to Germany, Portugal, and the Netherlands. And we’re just getting started.

Cool

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