Outside the blogesphere, aka a coffee shop, I was reading an old issue of bike mag, and became aware that later in October there is a -drunks & MTBs- party out in Minneapolis. Pretty rad. I couldn’t find a website, but the fine blog of Swobo has some pretty cool pictures from last year ‹here›. Not sure if anyone is out there in twinland, but I’d love to check it out.
That reminds me, UNITE BIKE is a photography project taking place on October 4th, also the MSP area as well. From their site: “Minnesota has one of the largest year-round bicycle commuter communities in the country – impressive considering our harsh winters. In order to celebrate and promote biking as a healthy, economic, and traffic reducing lifestyle – we’ve decided to organize a group photo taking place on October 4, 2008 at 3:00pm, rain, shine, or snow, for everyone and anyone who pedals their way around in this crazy world.”
Place is TBA, but to sign up visit their page.
Can’t wait to see the results. Anytime a number of bike lovers get together is an amazing mix of styles, bikes, personalities and goals sharing the same passion. Ride on!
Get your Current on_
DUDE 1. Hey dude, I think I’m liking this folding bike thing.
DUDE 2. Mmmh.
DUDE 1. Well, you know I can easily put it next to my desk, as I work 29 hours a day.
DUDE 2. Mmmh.
DUDE 1. I’ve ridden it so much I now have these cool knee holes in my jeans, you think they look trendy?
DUDE 2. Mmmh.
DUDE 1. And I also like this messenger like pack I got my computer in, better than your fancy computer bag.
DUDE 2. (silent)
DUDE 1. Oh man, this coffee is kinda good. Good call, I was tired of that conference drip coffee.
DUDE 2. Mmh.
Finally made it out to Dynamo Donuts to check the craze. Lovely polaroid menu, a gorgeous La Marzocco espresso machine , french press options and very cutesy space. They carry Stumptown Coffee beans, which were previously carried by the oh-so famous Ritual Coffee (which now carry their own beans!) Stumptown Coffee Roasters is based out of Seattle & Portland.
Dynamo has been opened for a couple of months. I’m not a sweets-person, but the donuts go so well with the coffee. Donuts for $2ish dollars and plenty of cute chairs to chat. I tried a bite of the vanilla frosty one and the lemon-thyme one. Bike rack within a few feet.
Their ‹website› is just a map link (for now), so here is their ‹yelp› and their ‹7×7 review›
While roaming around the Yerba Buena Gardens, I realized the Oracle convention is going on. That only means one thing: Nerd-traffic-congestion. Altogether. I don’t really mind all the oraclelings around with their black portfolio bags, silly badges and bright red tarps, but I saw this display in the below image.
So many bikes and so little information! I think Oracle is up to something bikes-software… Maybe to get a smaller belly for all those computer programmers? or correct their posture? Team up with some kinda gadget phone? Will Bill Gates and Seinfeld be on a bike next? Argh, the security guard wouldn’t let me ask or get closer either. Oh well.
There was also that nice photograph of the unicycle juggler around the green lawns. Nice!
After our gorgeous 2 weeks of summer, we welcome the fall this next Monday. With the full injection of fall vitamins and ready to roll the streets of San Francisco (or whatever city you happen to be at) get your feet and legs ready. I’m bouncing off ideas form this week’s ‘On the Street:Groundswell’ by my favorite photographer Bill Cunningham and the style from Eric Daman (Gossip Girls).
I ride a bike lots to go places -friends, drinks, coffee and (oh yea) work- in between any given weekday. I have the feeling that this fall will be the season to get a modern Victorian vibe going on, or maybe a tuxedo quasi masculine that works early for work and late for social hour. Here in San Francisco, it doesn’t get that cold and we are masters of layers, so I think we will be okay with a light jacket or cape like the one below, a belt that accentuates your waist, a pair of cute gloves (that also protect from UV rays), lace tights and a colorful pair of booties or high heels. Color, color, color.
Time to show those legs everyone; like Bill said something like “The heels are high and the hem line of those heels are even higher, even 12 inches above the knee, and they are sure having fun with it- “ Of course, my ultimate accessory is my BFF: my bike. So get your friend, BF or pal and stroll around to welcome the fall. See you in the bike lane or the coffee shop, and don’t forget to have fun my lovelies!