The vigil that took place in the Western Addition communicty this past Wednesday, August 25th was emotional. I have had a hard time seeing this intersection the same way, and I didn’t even know this person. The loss of Yannick, a visiting tourist from Germany, touched us as community. This fatality, it could have been any of us at any time, our friends, our family and it hurt to see him leave this world hit (&run) by a drunk driver. Our prayers are with his loved ones.
The vigil was very emotional.
May he rest in peace.
Getting the ♥Frenchie back from a tune-up session felt awesome. Like my mood improved 2349x automatically, honestly it had been not the best week at work -ok it was really shitty- and about a week ago I was more than happy to pick her up from the finest bicycle establishment in the northeast of the city, North Beach’s own Citizen Chain.
Here are some pictures, as if I haven’t posted plenty of shots, it has been really cool to know the shop from when it used to be across the street not that long ago. Maybe 2+ years ago [link]? I don’t precisely know, but the shop is certainly always looking good!
Here is a mini photo journal. Enjoy!
bling bling. new cha cha chain changes
Sasha’s new experiment with this brake metal part. Im liking it
Let’s roll, we say goodbye to her fellow european Brit friends, the Pashleys. okbye ladies!
If you ever need a 3course unexpensive homie Italian meal, Capp’s corner will do ya good. Also for a beer and some sports at their bar in the middle of the day. Eeeh – it’s just a little something.
I wrote a little San Francisco location-based guest post for the Chicago-Nashville ladies behind the blog Let’s Go Ride a Bike!
I’m quite flattered that the infamous Frenchie, my beautiful bicycle steel muse, has inspired other women around the country. ♥Gracias ladies!!
Fun! Check it out here: City cycling, San Francisco style
I’d like to thank Bill, a loyal reader and butterlap enthusiast, for always sending in informative maps of his almost weekly butterlap rides as well as his rides around the Bay. These Garmin maps are pretty nice, they show many details such as altitude, distance and time. Do you ride with one of those smart gadgets? Or how do you map your ride? Do tell.
Well, here are Bill’s latest shared map-links. Check them out!!
•• Maps ••
His latest two maps of Butterlap:
Garmin map: Butterlap, Sept. 8th
Garmin map: Butterlap, Sept. 1st
and Mt. Diablo:
“Stats from my ride yesterday all the way to the top of Mt. Diablo 🙂 Absolutely amazing at the top by grueling from bottom to the top!”
Garmin map: Aug 15 Mt. Diablo
And from his Sunday ride in the East Bay:
Garmin map: Sept. 12 Mt. Diablo
Gotta love the maps+info. Very cool!