Archive for the ‘motorcycles’ Category
Reader “C” saw how a Bro manspreaded his red scooter:
“No doubt there will be notes left on his scooter. That’s not very nice parking. Is he making a point or something?”
Men are pigs, right ladies? I’ll bet this San Francisco scooter jockey wouldn’t dream of parking in such a fashion…
OMG, The JIMMY is Back in Speedway Meadow! – Annual “OLD CAR PICNIC” Coming Saturday – Motorcycles & Bicycles WelcomeWednesday, October 15th, 2014
What’s amazing is that San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department, which in its current iteration is a money-hungry, mafia-esque outfit run by a lawyer* who worked on the Gavin Newsom campaign back in the day, relented after first trying to impose dramatically higher fees. Do you want me to cite all the annual events that the RPD has fee’d to death under the Ginsburg Regime? I could do it. Except now I’ll need to take Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic off of that list.
This lowering of RPD’s highly inflated fees is unprecedented, is it not?
Anyway, all the deets:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
7 am to 4 pm
Park your vehicle on beautiful Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow) for a donation to benefit the developmentally disabled.
Cars & trucks $40, motorcycles $20, bicycles $10.
1987 or older year limit for vehicles. no vehicles larger than 3/4 ton pickup. No other vehicles allowed on meadow. No exceptions. No in & outs.
No vendors or amplified music. Please respect the Park and its neighbors. The SFPD will be on duty and issue citations for traffic and parking violations.
San Francisco Old Car Picnic benefits programs for the developmentally disabled.
Bring your BBQ! Bring your camera! Everyone is welcome!!!”
All right, see you there!
*I’ll tell you, compared with this irate lady, I came down on the other side of the Stow Lake Boathouse vendor issue, and the Beach Chalet soccer field issue as well, but she’s spot-on on the subject of Phil Ginsburg, who dreams of becoming Mayor, someday:
“For Ginsburg, who began using the words “privatization” and “Golden Gate Park” together almost immediately after his jogging buddy, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, appointed him, Stow Lake is just the beginning. If Ginsburg has his way, every inch of Golden Gate Park will be “privatized” and bringing in boatloads of cash. Ginsburg left his position as Newsom’s chief of staff in 2008, citing as the reason the ambiguous “desire to spend more time with his family.” Evidently he quickly grew tired of his family because he accepted the Rec and Park job just one year later, even though he had no experience managing parks. In August of last year, he quietly fired every Rec and Park director (the low-paid people who actually do the hands-on work) and hired more six-figure middle managers. Each is expected to generate revenue up to 10 times the amount of their salaries, effectively turning them into sales people.”
Nest of “Scoot” Rental Scooters Parked in a Public Space in the Western Addition – Is This Kosher? – Is This SFMTA-Approved?Thursday, August 7th, 2014
I know not, Gentle Reader.
I guess they leave these scooters about and you find them with your cell phone and then drive away?
OK fine. I’ve just never seen a nest like this before.
Maybe next time I come through, there’ll be 30 parked in a row and there’ll be Hertz and Avis rental cars in there as well and the Western A will become a rental car haven.
One supposes SFGov is cool with this…
A Dirty Harry Situation Out in the Outer Sunset – Dead Pool of the Avenues – Don’t Let This Mini Motorcycle Under Your Car!Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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After all, Safety First – you can’t be too careful out there on the mean streets* of San Francisco.
Forget about the high-heeled scooter riders of yesteryear. We have more important business now.
This one’s a little tough to spot at first, but if you click to expand this photo, you’ll see the telltale blue smoke of a gasoline-and-oil-burning two-stroke Peugeot moped on Valencia Street in the Sunny Mission district.
Depending on the state of tune, you can have something like half of the fuel and oil you put in spewed out the tailpipe unburned.
Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk….
Such are the ways of aging two-stroke engines.
So fashion has a price, after all.