♥The boys are back once again for the September series week! Take your bikes+boys+coffee weekday dose of daily charm, from the San Francisco bike lanes. Enjoy the profiles of these fine men around our city! 😀
photo by Dustin Jensen
I have 9 and 1/2 bikes in my garage. Just like a lost puppy or kitten, I see the potential and want to care for abandoned bikes I find on the street and have grand visions of rehabilitating them and giving them to friends or loved ones. I’ve donated a few partial builds to the Bike Kitchen when I didn’t feel like completing the project, but mostly I just hoard bikes. I have a few bikes of my own, as well- my daily bike is a Cannondale ’88 Black Lightning I bought of Craigslist; my Surly Long Haul Trucker for bike camping; and my Ross bike I use for Hardcourt Bike Polo; and my Bridgestone single-speed for when it’s rainy.
When I was a barista in college, and I drank Macchiattos, when a customer would order a drink with an odd number of shots, but if I’m having coffee with friends or in the office, I just drink a plain cup ‘o joe. My favorite coffee in the city is Philz, because I consider it a rare treat. Plus, I went there my very first day I moved to the city and every time I drink it, I remember the wonderment and excitement of starting my new life in San Francisco and am reminded of how lucky I am to live in this city and how far I’ve come since moving here. Plus, it tastes amazing.
‘Hood and fave bike ride in city:
I live in NoPa- not on Divisadero, but actually North of the Panhandle. It’s a great community with lots of bike riding families and friends, and local businesses and a great Neighborhood Association that supports biking- NOPNA. My favorite routes are those quiet side streets where I can ride and chat with friends.