yesterday i learned about bikelink while la calitexican checked on her bike/hourly time to be OK, at the 5th/mission parking lot.
had great lunch time out w/adrienne, úna and ctx.
we also briefly discussed how the bikelink lockers work, if it would be possible to seamlessly work with the clipper card in the future and my first encounter of a station with many scoots. i have seen the scooters around town, but wasn’t sure how/where they work.
didn’t take pictures of the bike lockers, but if you are curious and out of the loop like me, you can read more here: SFMTA bike lockers.
we met saturday afternoon downtown for a bite and then walked to the embarcadero center to watch amy (amy winehouse). it seemed that all four of us had not been to the embarcadero center for movies in quite sometime -years- and it has some lush upgrade with leather-reclinable lazy boys style seatings for 16$, well and alcohol sales along with your movie. i don’t see myself doing that repeatedly, but when in company of good friends and some of my favorite humans is worth the day out downtown.
× bart was closed and few intersections were closed due to the central muni line ongoing construction.
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recently i have received several emails and notes from good friends, total strangers and other cyber pals and for that, continuing to share this blog – it is very touching and nice.
i am glad this outlet has connected me with many on so many levels, and that with the growing platforms i sincerely enjoy posting things here. and several of them met via here or flickr, i can call friends, these gals i hung out on saturday, KT and many more. i am very lucky in that regard.
this blog has bikes in the title, however even when heavily bike-focused between its beginning (2008-2010) it has been an extension and outlet for my local/travel happenings captured with words and/or photos, people, and other observations of mine.
i have not ridden a bike in several years since the loss of my brother.
emotional scarring and learning to live peacefully with grief, i do not worry about and if, or when, the day comes to ride a bicycle consistently again. or if it will ever happen.
being mostly a pedestrian and seeing the city from a different perspective rather than the bike lane has been something i had not fully considered when i was younger. i can sincerely say it has been great.
i am very fortunate to be within reach of my familia, spent every chance with my mom. and also good friends that i can lean when the time comes for questions, recent updates to the city’s bike infrastructure and often get out and have a good laugh, an outing to cultural events and a good time.
kind of a long post for the long weekend.
the eye, never ceases to see.
for the few of you that still read this blog, thank you × m.