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Google has a set of bikes, intended for their employees to get around their rather large campus. A lot of these have escaped into the wild, and Mountain View residents feel they are for general bike-sharing. (Google disapproves.) Anyway, there was one of these bikes at our motel, and I eyed it carefully, decided it hadn't moved in 2 days, and I would have my exercise the last day not be on the elliptical, but biking on the nearby Stevens Creek trail.

OK, so it's an upright, and it only has one speed, and coaster brakes, and generally is not what I would call a nice bike for riding long distances. Well built though! That thing would take a lot to break. (Not that I tried.) I was out only for about 20 minutes, since we had a plane to catch.

Anyway, I was amused to see that the bike trails have a speed limit! I couldn't have gone that fast if I tried on this bike, but on a good bike, I might have broken the speed limit, and a lot of people I know routinely ride faster than that, and not on a sprint.

Date: 2019-03-20 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I was sure that the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway had a speed limit, but I can't find it anywhere in the online guidelines - just "safe speed." There are indeed people who commute on it, at hair-raising speed, along with walkers, joggers, and other cyclists, including sometimes little kids whose parents allow them to meander across the lanes, creating a big hazard. There are also little kids who are excellent cyclists, staying exactly in line, voicing a cute high-pitched "on your left" as needed.

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