Cyclists: Please don’t forget to be courteous

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
A cyclist rides along Foothill Expressway in Los Altos. Local cyclist Chris Hoeber recommends cyclists wear bright clothing so motorists can easily see them.

The reduction in traffic on many of our local streets has been the silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic, and cyclists have been able to take advantage of the open roads.

X3 does not mark the sweet spot when it comes to pure EV range

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Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
BMW’s X3 plug-in hybrid has an all-electric range of just 17 miles.

Regular readers of my reviews know that I’m a fan of plug-in hybrids.

DMV extends learner’s permits expiring through May of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the California Department of Motor Vehicles to extend driver’s license permits with expiration dates for six months, through May 31, according to a DMV press release issued last month.

A fine Signature

Mazda 6 Signature
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The 2020 Mazda 6 Signature features a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 227 horsepower.

This just in: All Mazdas are not red.

Solving a data dilemma in a 2012 Subaru Forester Touring

Last month we had a 2012 Subaru Forester Touring (2.5-liter four-cylinder engine) come in with the check-engine light on. The customer said the warning light came on about a week earlier.

New Infiniti Q60 has the soul of a race car

Infiniti Q60
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The 2020 Infiniti Q60 comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It goes from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

In both World Wars, the Allies used boats that looked like civilian vessels but were heavily armored and heavily armed. The idea was to draw the enemy close enough and then let them have it.

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