Happy birthdayyyyy — to the so much fun-SF-local, loca artsy comic lover amigo awesomeness y 3D y todo, el Rio!
Have a wonderful year home fries!! hugs y best wishes xx♥om
New finds, fresh views and cool stuff. Your dose of linktastic! is here:
Each title links to the site.
♥ Bike it!
Bay Area/West Coast
Fellow butterlapper shows us rides and adventures in his tumblr.
♥ Rides a bike (tumblr)
My bike pal A.M. from across the pond (UK) informed me of this cool site. “Movie stars and their self-propelled vehicles”. I’m a fan!
♥ the Julie blog
This gorgeous woman on wheels shows us how to roam in 30° weather in full-on fashion mode. Love her!
♥ Biking in Dallas
Always a pleasure to hear about my peeps in the bike blogging community in the Lone Star state.
“We’re couple of long-time Dallasites (one north, one east) who intend, through this site, to promote the enjoyment of exploring the City of Dallas and its’ surroundings by bicycle.”
♥ Ladies Unite!
All bout the us awesomee women, women!:
“This blog celebrates the joy of women riding bikes. It strives to be as diverse as possible; to represent women of all ages, colors, sizes, abilities and identities.”
♥ Chicago Ding Ding Let’s Ride
Lots of bike parking/racks exposure around Chicago, mostly from a
Pashley WorkCycles-Oma bike persepective.
“This blog is a little bit of bike activism, a place to extol the virtues of city bike riding on upright or dutch bikes, and a place to promote bike riding for the entire family- especially those families with adaptive riders.”
♥ A few words too many
Sindeejoe keeps it real in her Bay Area roaming adventures. We are both not fans of Rainbow grocery. I like her.
♥ Purple Traveller
Trevor rides long distances with his road bike, and all over the UK mountains.
A visually cool tumblr. Lots of bike love.
♥ Malaysia: LOVE PEACE + CYCLE
Malaysia bike blog =)
♥ San Francisco: treatzone
Cute and crafty San Francisco young couple. win win =)
“This website is where you can find out all about what we make and do, our adventures, and what inspires us.”
♥ San Francisco: AshCan Magazine
With a great overview of fresh arts, articles and posts such as “As I would say: It’s like an acid trip you can read.”, “The handmade ho-down” and more. It sure covers some ground.
This was back in early December, a core group of San Francisco bike extraordinaries+enthusiasts, rode a testing a route of what would be the 1st unpublished SF bike party. A lot of outstanding efforts, time, and planning has been discussed and the route for this upcoming Friday event was tested a few times.
Many props to all the organizers, volunteers and chefs in the bike party planning kitchen making all that noise.
In preparation for this Friday’s ride, below is a little video I made last year (at the time there was no URL available but now you can find all the info at sfbikeparty.org.) I think I’m liking this presentation style of including a video, what do you think?! not bad huh..
I have also included the set of fotos below, these are too from the first test/ride Dec.2010 =)
Push team duo! — up a STEEP hill. (Deep’s sound tricycle weights a ton!) Go teamwork!!
chatting-the night away duo
The view from the back of bernal heights.
Cristina is a star.
Stripey socks smileys. Calitexican.
Super FUN good times from all the by-standers. Be aware of the tremendous amounts of smiles this ride causes =)
Deep and the Trikeasaurus
and let’s hear it from the WOMEN!! yeyaaaaaaaaa ♥!!
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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!! =)
Meanwhile in Europe, mi amigo in Amsterdam Álvaro took this photo in Eindhoven, Netherlands while visiting his friends.
He makes fun of our sunny 38°F/3°C winter here in Northern California, but I still interwebs-love him =)
He tells me this shot, is an underground-style bike parking structure. Someone get me to Europe soon, I need to party with some cute boys and roam around on bikes all day on that side of the globe. kthx.
It is finally here! Another MEGA fun behind-the-scenes post, for the day we were all fashion bicycle models for Pedal Savvy at the SF Bike Expo in the Cow Palace, November 6th.
This was fun, we modeled, got tons of hairspray and fancy stuff on our hair, got our make-up done and off we went.
here I am!!
I love this photo of KT, while she wasn’t looking =)
make-up session. and I was ready for mi second dose of coffee!
“…Shall we read the following chapter…”
the show isn’t complete without Gwen’s mom around =) We love her!!
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Katie super star doing some finishing touches on the bicycles.
bisous for everybody
Gwen at work
Gwen and us — HAAAAAAAY
There was some review around the interwebs, blabbing upon how this stuff was so hip, unnatainable and how much it didn’t represent the bicycle community across the states. You know what —- this is San Francisco and it is a world-class city with all its flaws, beauties and struggles. We were all there because we opted to do so, opted to support our friend Gwen and the SF Bike Expo team and we are ALL riders between the ages of 18 to 40+, and although we don’t represent everybody, we do our best to do so, work our ass off either in school or jobs, and bike every day. We also had two young children to model for the evening show with their dad, so cute!
Know that the companies and tailors, many of them locally-based, that provided their goods to be shown off, were more than proud to do so. We all don’t buy an entire outfit, nor buy the latest and greatest to ride — we are here because is fun, we are city people and if you don’t like to see us having fun and enjoying our day off by being here all day in this fabulous bike fashion show, then don’t get caught up judging against it. I’m also not about to promote the mentioned site link, which is in no big city, but somewhere in the east coast and probably snowed in. So that’s that and that said..
we all love Richard
…and then, the camera loves you
JD scored some rims
the we had a brush-up session
we are readyyyyyy to go!
Robin’s finishing touches
triple troubles!! =))))
Matching reds – I hearts Joe!!
amour de ma sunglasses — mi amiga KT of VéloVogue
KT et moi had way too much fun back there!
We had a huge bike pile going on, so here are most of our bikes. It does a body good.
and here is, once again a shot from the bikecatwalk shot from the stage! =)))
Photographers were Dusty (set not up yet) and
Just this week, the video sprung out from the blogesphere, was so happy to see the clip, which quite sums it up. +Eeek and whose legs are those sans tights?!? The videos sum up so much fun!!
Gracias y thank you to everyone that dropped by +enjoyed the show!!feed the models. and bring all the coffee to me!!
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