boys, fun, la blogesphere, las neighborhoods in SF, love for our planet, pimp that ride, pinches hills, the frenchie
Back in early September, I still had the temporary saddle, and had no shame on walking a block or two around these nasty hills. For those of you outside the City, and those of you who never go or explore neighborhoods near Pac-Heights, here is a little map love:
It is actually quite easy to get from anywhere in the Richmond to say, North Beach via Pacific Heights. The City views are so nice on a clear day/night, just beautiful becuase it is so high up. I was thinking maybe I’d run into all these women that live around here (Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Danielle Steel, Jessica McClintock) and take them for a bike ride, image that?!… he heeee.
Do any of you do this side of town as a regular ride? fun, work, daily commute or route? do tell.
Right as I was riding past the park, I spotted someone taking pictures and thought, not many tourists hike up here on bikes (though, you’d be surprised!) and a nice casual dapper hat, I was convinced he was a local and I knew him or was about to — and it was Chris!
I happened to be riding on Jackson, on my way from the Western Addition and heading towards North Beach. What a pleasant surprise =)
Here we are at the northwest corner of Alta Vista park, where you can see plenty of foofie dogs and lots of dog walkers as well as the Bay, and parts of the City skyline. We chatted for a bit.
I never run into anyone much at all in Pac-Heights nor riding through Laurel Heights, but we both weren’t surprised at all, Chris, a wanderluster of the City himself, was also on a roaming kick and had just descended Twin Peaks.
I really enjoy chatting with Chris, our conversations could go for hours in many – many cultural, political, and community affairs.
You might know of him by the sound of his bike and the rythm of his bike bells decorated by the little coconuts around the city. Or his books.
Chris runs the ‘Cycles of history‘ tours-series benefitting Shaping SF.
Green paint. Repaved.
Packed traffic. Packed bike lane.
Gas station. New bike lane stripes. New mural.
Tickets for bikers riding past red lights. Honking.
Blocking lanes. Idling cars.
Fatalities. Flying cabs. Flying fixies.
Wiggle. This Fell street has it all. Lacks it all.
And sometimes is just nice to enjoy for once, this particular and rather strange quiet Fell street bike lane moment.
♥Today Friday | San José Bike Party: Ride of the Living Dead
” THE LIVING DEAD…Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!”
Read all the details over at: Oct15 event / sjbikeparty.org
♥Saturday | Biketoberfest in Fairfax +Ride from SF that morning
ADMISSION: FREE!!! No fee to get in
Bike expo, live music, rides, family fun and more!
Saturday, October 16, 2010 11 am – 6 pm
WHERE: FAIRFAX, CA – Birthplace of the mountain bike!
♥Saturday | SFBike coalition Rec ride: Filipino history tour
ay nako!! saan ka pupunta – ako ay meli. and my tagalog is rusty.
Meets at Holloway & Font Blvd (Near SFSU)
In celebration of October’s Filipino History Month, explore the Filipino historical landmarks of San Francisco. From the Filipino American Mural at San Francisco State University to the rise of the I-Hotel in the Financial District, the Filipino community has proudly been a part of SF neighborhoods since the late 1800’s. Share in this 25 mile cycling experience and pedal your way through history. It’s an aggressive ride, but well worth it! SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SFBC members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides.
♥Saturday | Bake sale + street food fundraiser
La Victoria Bakery
The San Francisco food cart community has banded together to help one of their own. Mandy Harper, owner of Wholesome Bakery, has assembled nearly every food cart in San Francisco to raise funds to help her brother Nick’s recovery from brain cancer.
The fundraiser will be at La Victoria Bakery on Saturday, October 16th. The event will be 11am to 3pm and then again 6pm to 10pm.
♥Saturday | Celebration of Life for Derek Allen
screenshot from streetsblog
I rode through the scene of his fatal accident a few this after and I could not bring myself to take a photo. I got very, very emotional.
May your spirit live on Derrek through all of us -My prayers are with your family +loved ones
*Found out about the info/service via sfbike.org/chain
A Celebration of Life service to honor Derek Allen will be held at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church where Derek was baptized, received confirmation, and spent many happy occasions while growing up in Pleasanton. There will be a potluck reception immediately following the service at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church (Fellowship Hall) in Pleasanton.
Read the post his aunt wrote about him via streetsblog here: Aunt Remembers Derek Allen, Bicyclist Killed in Crash with Muni Bus
♥Saturday | Shaping SF bike tour: Ecological history
Meets at noon: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission at 9th
Sliding scale 15-20$
+info and details: shapingSF
♥Saturday | NIMBY party in Oakland
NIMBY space in Oakland: 8410 Amelia Street
♥Sunday | SF Tweed Ride Autumn Ride
SF Tweed Autumn Ride
2:00 pm ~ Convene at Justin Hermin Plaza in San Francisco.
The SF Tweed Autumn Ride festivities will be hosted at the Rickshaw Bagworks location on 904 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA.
*+info at your local SF tweedtastic site: Oct17 / sftweed.com