Thursday: DFL CX fotos – CX PARTY DOWN
Sept. 26th 5-10PM 21+ at 111 Minna
More info → 111Minna event page | Facebook event page
“CX Party Down Its that time again!
CX Party Down!
Come out to kick off the Bay Area Cyclocross season
with Nachos, Videos, Photography and Local Builders.
Hans Kellner, Jon Suzuki, Pamela Palma, Jenny Oh,
SyCip, Inglis/Retrotech, SoulCraft, Falconer Cycles …”
Here is the info their ride today:
Team Jortz is super excited to announce a womens only ride around the City of San Francisco in three parts to provide a safe space for women who are bike-curious and want to start riding around the City but really want to go with a friend.
Hurrah! Team Jortz is your friend! We ‘ll roll around various regions of the City for an hour or so with you and break you into bike commuting, negotiating tricky intersections, conquering fears of the unknown and having tons of fun with other ladies on bikes!
We are happy to say that this is a place where you can ask any question you want, wear whatever you want, ride whatever you want and be whomever you want! We ask that you have a front and rear light and wear a helmet please. And obey the rules of our shared roads.
All rides will Start atand leave by !
The pace will be easy to moderate. Women and girls of all ages are welcome!
We will leave from 369 Pine Street in the SF’s Financial District, where our very wonderful and oh-so-jortzy Sponsor,Shaana Rahman‘s office is located!If you don’t know much about Shaana Rahman, we’ll tell you all about her and the great work she does for women and the cycling communtiy!
We look forward to seeing you and riding with you and liberate ourselves, together!
Friday: BayCycle Project
Have you heard of this dude biking across the Bay?
Friday, September 27th
Oakland departure 8:45am – 9am, San Francisco arrival 9:05am, Press conference
“The ride doesn’t end at the water’s edge” More on Judah’s project here: baycycleproject.com
Well, the other day I was struck by hormones like a fastball from a pro baseball pitcher.
I obliged to my rather rare dessert craving and decided to stop at Mission Pie after work to stuff my face with a slice of I’msogonnaeatthiswholethingrightnow.
Anyways, as I was leaving I spotted out of the corner of my eye a bikeshare bike. AH! have yet to see one up close I thought. Immediately noticing something was not right.
It wasn’t the bike that completely gave it away –half covered with a mix of toilet paper and bubblewrap– but the two people walking it, they could hardly finish getting themselves across the sidewalk.
Luckily I had an almost full-charged bat phone.
I gave it a second thought about taking a picture, but then I went for it.
This took me .25 seconds to decide.
These two could HARDLY stand-up straight, nevermind walk. The person in orange with long blond hair almost fell twice sideways but kept his/her hands on the bike grips.
I recall learning that Mission Police Station had a team dedicated to the huge bike-theft problem that the city faces, and that they were on Twitter. I was aware of this thanks to our very own local bike-theft ninja Jenny Oh.
So, I tweeted this photo minutes after spotting the bike on 25th that evening, a couple of days after and few twitter threads later, the bike was back with Bay Area Bike Share.
— meli × (@meligrosa) September 5, 2013
You can see the thread here → twitter.com/meligrosa/statuses/375445738546675712
RESOURCEFUL: Learn tips, find links and important info at this large Google+ Bay Area group: [Stolen Bicycles Bay Area, public group]
+ Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share → bayareabikeshare.com
They have continued to provide what seems like active tips on their various social media channels:
Tip #6: Never leave a bike unattended. Ride safely, & always wait for the green light when you end the trip. pic.twitter.com/QkYtJX1TWs
— Bay Area Bike Share (@SFBayBikeShare) September 6, 2013
Alright, so I was very glad to have contributed my 2 pesos glad to help out & that it worked out.
It has numerous times being proven that great things happen when you mix the Bay Area bike community with social media + word of mouth: pulling positive forces is awesome.
Hope our community continues to communicate & work together to fight bike theft.
And speaking of hormones, here is a pretty picture of flowers from the delicious Mission Pie.
Not taken that same day:
This stolen-bikesighting foto was tweeted on the 4th of September.
OK, that is all for now.
+ ISEO POMPALEO
Learnt this past week about iSeo from Barcelona via mundoflaneur [article/interview here] and I like her. In her poetic playful words:
“iSeo es mi alter ego. Ella duerme en mi interior y cuando se despierta, cantamos, componemos melodías y nadamos en una burbuja.”[translation by me] → iSeo is my alter ego. She sleeps within me and when she awakens, we sing and we compose melodies, we swin in a bubble
+ MISTER LOVELESS
Cool video produced by local cats PerezBros with very familiar night scenes.
Found this one via the BayBridged on America’s cup concerts [link]
Blogged posts blasts from the past, a few past stockton tunnel posts here, here y here.
+ BLOOD ORANGE
This goes to a special Guyanese en Nueva York that is of the handful of you música fans out there that enjoy my Monday música doses – ¡gracias! I’m inspired by his moves. I’m going to try that next Friday night… ;-))
–via Pitchfork– “I decided to visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting.”
A few weeks ago I had this Enigma song which was so popular in the mid-90s stuck in my head for a few seconds only.. Thought I’d share.
The following 3 videos are bands playing at the Tunes4Tubes tomorrow Tuesday 9/26 at the Rickshaw Stop here in San Francisco.
▲ CON BRIO | Saw them first time bit over 3 years ago [2010 post] and really enjoyed them.
▲ WHISKERMAN | the video was filmed in Oakland. Awesomesauce. Wouldn’t be complete without a cameo appearance by the green and gold. Go A’s!
▲ CRADLE DUENDE | from the bike music fest a few years ago:
“Sounds, sights, and sceneries during Cradle Duende’s performance at the 6th Bicycle Music Festival, the largest 100% bicycle-powered music festival in the world, at Old Cabin Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Cradle Duende is a combination of Kezmer and Flamenco to be coined ‘Klezmenco” with a new twist of latin, reggae, and ska influence to get people dancing when necessary.”
Pittsburgh Custom Bike Builder Helps Man Ride Again | Michael Trimble was born with no arms, adopted at age 9… “I would like to inspire others and show that despite insurmountable odds, anything can be achieved if you have the will and fight for it”
Hope you enjoy this story+video as much as I did.
HT to Urban Velo’s Jeff
-Full Article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette here:
Asides my good college friend getting married in Portland this past month, one of the highlights was to finally meet IRL mi longggtime cyberamigo Dave y his wife Patrina. It came as no surprise that they are both awesome.
The first night we walked around a few brick buildings. In California we don’t have that many brick buildings due to our grounds shaking and doing their platonic dance often. There are some, but not many. After a few turns, from SW 6th street and we walked right into some cilantro scented imaginary cloud and we ordered some vietnamese food. The sandwich I had for dinner was delicioso, the beer was light and easy. The company was the best.
I don’t have many pictures from the first day other than the train and at the airport.
A handful at night.
It was my first time to the beaver state and as soon dinner and pals was planned, everything else was to be left behind in the hotel.
After dinner, we spent some time walking in the rain, drinking and the rain. Theater spotting!
It happened to slightly rain everyday we were there but it was the very brittle kind.
Dave y Trina were very patient to show us around and also give us places to check out and things, food, and spots they are fans of. I love these two Oregonians.
There is a minute wine bar at the bottom of their apartment with a small black chalkboard next to its tiny entrance and most people talking and chatting the night away all over the place. They were plenty of tables but most people preferred to hang right by its rather small bar. If I recall correctly there was only one person wine-tending.
We ordered some post-dinner spirits while it was raining. We sat on the curbside tables without anything covering us the light rain. Chatted.
Mellow bohemian súper cool at its finest.
Thankfully thin polyester dries quite fast and after a wonderful evening to be had, back to the train it was. Shortly after met with Morpheus.
Gracias Dave and Patrina, was beyond wonderful to spend some good times with you.
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