boys, fun, la blogesphere, las neighborhoods in SF, love for our planet, pimp that ride, pinches hills, the frenchie
I met Catherine while some of my peeps and I were catching some evening snacks at this Pupusas spot off Treat st. None of us had eaten there and it tasted pretty damn good because we were so hungry. Anyways, somehow we were talking about bikes and food, South American and Mexican food, making me even hungrier.
Here is Catherine, I forget which Timmy tee she is rocking and that plaid backpackie is super cute.
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.
Boom boxes. Beats. Bikes. Boom box baby!
Special thanks to Volker +his Surly sound machine, for providing the finest beats at the back of the bus throughout this week’s butterlap with a playlist orchestrated by mi calitexican, LMG and Nio. Some nice beats rolling all over the city and a remarkable little ride down Oak st. – which I never get brave enough ride on. Muy special.
Here is a photo and a little video I made from shots taken last month, when V had just mounted some additional hacks to this music haiku. Maybe more videos in the future?! Ding ding.
♥Butterlap| Meets Wednesdays at Ferry bldg. 7PM r
Ends at Bender’s around 9PM • about 17-18mi ride
Garmin map, via ButterBill! : Butterlap
We are young. We run green. Keep our teeth, nice and clean, See our friends, see the sights, feel aaaalright
He had an electrical motor and was explaining to me that in order to live way up near Twin Peaks it motivated him to have a little help. I thought they were just really stiff panniers…
Well, I know that if I lived up there, my thighs would be burrito-fueled powerful super legs. Damn OK, ride on. =)
This guy didn’t pedal for about 3 blocks. I was drinking some much-needed iced coffee at the Peet’s on Polk and saw him riding down from Pacific, past Broadway and on further. No pedaling needed, hand in pocket. And all.
This young artist and I chatted for a bit. He was very kind to let me take a few pictures of his set-up.
I was thrilled to see a surfing-board bike hook which are so poular around Santa Cruz and beach towns, used to carry canvas on wheels. So nice!!
He is the artist behind the work that is currently going on the Mitchell brothers theatre on O’Farrel. Yea, it’s that kinda theatre but, at least the wild animal murals outside are pretty fun to bike past them. The tenderloin where this theatre is located, could certainly be a wild city jungle.
All events in San Francisco, unless otherwise noted♥Friday | Opera at the ballpark: Aida
Friday Sept. 24
“AIDA” Guiseppi Verdi
SF Bike Coalition will provide the Bike Valet Bike Parking service
Friday | Opening reception for galeria4.0 at Galería de la raza
Friday, September 24, 2010
730PM to 10PM
The exhibit will be on display through January 29, 2011
2857 24th Street , San Francisco 94110
“Galeria 4.0, A Retrospective will document the visual landscape that has contributed to the shaping of Galería’s mission of fostering public awareness and appreciation of Latino/Chicano art.”
+info via galeriadelaraza.org here: link
♥Saturday | Tour de Fat!!
I’m out of town for the weekend and will be missing the Tour de Fat this year for the first time. Wattttttttt.
For now, here are some photos from last year =)
New Belgium’s Tour de Fat
Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park
+info: SF Bike Coalition here | New Belgium website here
**The SFBC might need some volunteers still, check it out here: volunteer
♥Saturday | Sonoma County Book Festival
Sonoma Bike Coalition will have bike parking at this eventSeptember 25th, Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
9:30 am Meet at Matching Half Cafe, 1700 McAllister @ Baker
10:00 am Start ride (lagging behind a bit? catch up with us in the Panhandle)
Lunch at Rancho Grande Restaurant, 855 Divisadero
Anyone can ride this one: easy to moderate, mostly in the park, 2 hours ride time
+info: bikeNOPA link
♥Sunday | Sports Basement Sunday Ride
-From SB email newsletter
What: Sports Basement Sunday Ride
Beginnermediate Group – 36 miles @ 13-16mph avg. on the flats – (slower uphill) – no rider left behind. Wait at tops of hills and major intersections.
When: Sunday, September 26th – Meet up at 8:30am for flaxy breakfast nuglets & juice – ride rolls out at 9:00am
Where: Sports Basement Presidio – 610 Old Mason St., The Presidio of San Francisco
Bring: Your helmet (this is mandatory!), a couple of water bottles, a little cash, an ID, a cell phone with saved I.C.E. contact, and a patch kit & tube.
Don’t Bring: Your ipod or any devices which plug your ears or impair your ability to hear. This is a group ride and we want to make sure that you are communicating with your group for safety and social reasons 🙂 r
Note: Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ride with us.
♥ Sunday in Oakland | TemescalWell, I hear that last Sunday was the last Bike Church in Manifesto/Subrosa but David J. has sent me this article with the video +thought I’d share. If you do continue to drink your coffee and get your bike on there on Sundays, don’t hesitate to share some photos =)
++++++++++k. besos +see you on the bike lane