Riding around the Tenderloin, I recently came across a somewhat new coffee place: the Little Bird Coffeehouse on Geary st. Upon arrival I spotted a few bikes outside, signs of local coffee companies Ritual and De La Paz (which is delivered by bicycle) so I had to check it out.
I met Luke and he very nicely introduce me to their espresso of the day which I recall was a tad on the berry side, smooth and on the lighter side for an afternoon dose. It was cool to chat with him briefly, then I took a few snaps and I will more than likely be returning here for future mid-afternoon shots of delicious espresso. From a first impression the staff is quite friendly, the atmosphere is on the artsy side and it has a very young-20’s tenderloin energy kick to it.
¡HOLAAAAAAAA!! how are all you sunshines kicking it in the rain?!
Your wheelwoman Meligrosa here, doing a rare Sunday check-in. Why not is a new year and the good energy is flowing. How is the new year treating you!?
Got any resolutions? Do tell. I don’t have any, really. I suppose I can do more yoga or something. But, I end up forgetting about it all by February.
Anyways – Thought I’d share a quick snap from New Year’s eve, which will double as inspiration in case one of your resolutions involves some kind of excercise torture, like working out. As you see, San Francisco has great 5star gyms all over.
We call them hills.
And this is what it does to you, as shown by us San Francisco bicycle women —-You are welcome.
Anthology magazine is a new quarterly beautiful independent publication, ran by two fantastic local women, locally based in the Bay Area.
I was honored and humbly flattered when I was contacted to interview for an article. At the time, I had no idea what array and variety of subjects visual design would be involved, which turned out to be fantastic. So I had the interview, more like bike chat conversations, with each of the ladies. This took place back in May (old saddle still lived and spoke card is from fresh from Bike to Work Day), the magazine was launched this past October.
So, to close this long week and almost this year, here I am. The article is titled “Nice Ride” with Frenchie in the spotlight♥!!
The photograph was taken on an early morning at Coffee bar on Mariposa, one of my many favorite spots around San Francisco. The photo session was lots of fun and I even got to meet a few handsome local firemen.
It was quite a thrill to flip through tha pages and see the photos. The design and photography, as well as the typography is well thoughtout. They also feature a local business spots, yummy eats and in the mix a coffee man and some pizza recipes along with it. So Bay Area!!…
There is also a informational nicely written by Velouria of Lovely Bike! which goes into detail why it is important and crucial that you find a bicycle that fits you well and learn to identify what works for you and your needs. Basic!
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Launch party reception event | West Elm, Emeryville
Here are some photos of la Calitexican and I at the reception party more than a few weeks ago, causing crafty troubles in the East Bay. The event took place at the West Elm in Emeryville (Next to Berkeley, for those of you outside the area). The photobooth was super fun!
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The excitement to be featured in a non-biking magazine (as I have also previously expressed in BUST‘s article post from last year) is to be able to be part of the exposure and once again show that you don’t need to be in great shape, wear specific clothing or items and in particularly, show that San Francisco is completely bikeable and no hills, nor myths, nor train tracks should stop someone from at least trying it out. If that could reach and potentially inspire or motivate anyone of you out there, or if it already has by looking around you and grab a bike to use it as a tool to get around town — then that is just pure joy.
You will conquer any bike route and see your confidence blossom to a different level while at it.
After almost a decade of bicycling in this foggy-steep-hills-fine and fantastic city, there is tremendous room for structure improvement, but the large increase of bike ridership in the recent years has shown that it is possible to ride the hell out of this city. Women, more women, more women!! let’s be represented.
Anthology editorial ladies, many gracias
+thanks for reading my blog and adventures
Now get off you computer and go ride, and get a paper cut from an actual paper magazine!! =)
Because it does feel insanely cold after a heat wave of mid-70°s spoil Fall season treatment, oooookay!!!
Last night after finishing butterlap, I saw the temperature had reached 40°. It didn’t feel too cold, but my cheeks were nice and crisp. I love that feeling.
One of the mornings before the Thanksgiving break, my girlfriend Muffin and I got together for another one of our early morning coffee sessions. We try to chose different locations around town from time to time. The weather indicated 39° that day and it was also pretty windy. As a whimpy native Californian, I knew it was remarkably cold when my fingers got a little numb while riding.
Well that was before 8am or so, after I caught some warmth and got rid of that jacket after taking this shot that morning. I almost that silly jacket which is not really functional but to feel like a mix of a Michelin-man and a human burrito at the same time. This jacket is not even water-repellant, a total FAIL in the lands of fog maximus. I never wear it, but I can almost say it was nice to wear it that morning and my friend loves to tease me since I have been saying for almost a decade that I will soon donate it. So I wore it to make her laugh about it. Soon…