Sunday Streets Great Highway 2010 II a Huge Success – No Rain or Fog This Go Around

Sunday Streets Great Highwat 2010 I got rained out earlier in the year, mas o menos, but today’s Sunday Streets Great Highway 2010 II Electric Boogaloo was a smash success with nice weather.

Check out the action at the Richmond District Blog.

See? Riding sidesaddle with a cowboy on a massive loudspeaker on a trike on the Great Highway - who needs Burning Man?

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 Here’s JFK Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park…

…and here’s the Great Highway:

The start of your day should have been at the California Academy of Sciences, where the Clif Bar people showed they know the meaning of the word swag

…but most of the action of this Sunday Streets was at Lincoln and Great Highway. There were lots of participants there, including crews from Lombardi’s Sports and the Sports Basement, fixing up bikes for free. After ten minutes, my disc brakes became better than new. Thanks Sports Basement!

But you people, you love your conflict, so how about this clusterfluck (there were other people involved, about dozen in the area all told) near the Beach Chalet? It was all about letting drivers park in the restaurant lot. Tensions seemed pretty high for a pretty long time over this small issue. One of the PCOs on station called the SFPD a bout some dude in an SUV going to either the Park Chalet or the Beach Chalet restaurant, but the cops didn’t see what the problem was. Anyway, it looks like this whole restaurant access issue could have been handled more smoothly: 

And here’s part of the north-south traffic diverted from the Great Highway. Chain of Lakes Drive East was like a parking lot for a while:

Dude was complimented on his “half-penny” ride. Or penny farthing, some people call them that:  

Full-on goggles might be more apropo, non?

Anyway, I’m still waiting to see my first boneshaker myself. (Makers, get making one those, why not?)

And here’s the King of Cyclists:

This is your view of Ocean Beach from the Great Highway:

Surfers on the GH are all right…

…but horses might not be. Dog people have to pick up dog-do, so why don’t horse people have to pick up horse-do? Oh well:

Electric skateboard:

Not sure what this guy was up to with the parasail:

The Bixi bike people were there, but so was a crew from Alta Bicycle Share. So, consider them the front-runners for the job of running San Francisco’s bike-share program: 

Oh, and somebody was handing out Israeli balloons:

And these bird watchers were happy:

And oh, the Dutch Windmill was windmilling. See? (The last time I saw this thing spinning was the somewhat foggy Sunday Streets Ocean Beach 2009.)

 So that’s your Sunday Streets Great Highway 2010 II.

See you next year!

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