Cyclists not getting on the train because of Caltrain's utter refusal to a) admit that better service for bikes would be a good thing and b) to make even basic policy changes that would greatly improve the predictability of service. As things are now, a cyclist can show up and a train has a random chance of having anywhere from 16 to 64 spaces for bikes. When two 16-spot trains are randomly assigned to the two busiest bike runs of the day in a row, chaos ensues. (8:44am SB train, 8:59am SB train, 4th+King).
Every single one of the cyclists here were bumped from the 8:44am train because the "random pattern" had been for the 8:44am train to be a 32-spot train - but surprise, not today!