Archive for the ‘motorcycles’ Category

Gentleman Motorcyclists, Frisco

Monday, September 26th, 2016

This one is from a Sunday on Cathedral Hill, so one supposes this scene might have had something to do with a wedding:

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Let’s hope they got to the church on time…

[UPDATE: Oh they were participating in the 2016 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.]

Full Face Helmet with Flip-Flops, on Polk Street, ‘Cause SAFETY FIRST

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Keep your toes off of the exhaust pipes and you’ll be fine:

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Usually…

Checking In with SCOOT Networks – These Electric Mopeds are Parked All Over the Western A Now – “Not Ready for Primetime?”

Monday, August 15th, 2016

As seen on Steiner in the Western Addition:

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Definitely seeing more of these red scooters parked on the streets of San Francisco lately, for better or worse. That’s just my observation.

It’s time to take a look at what the peanut gallery has to say.

‘Bout what I expected – seems as if “range anxiety” was/is the big issue.

Oh, a new pricing scheme

IT IS WRITTEN: “San Fran” If You’re an Out-Of-Towner and FRISCO If You’re a Local

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

See?*

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I’ll tell you, the term Frisco is having a hell of a decade.

*As seen at Grant and Fresno. “Filthy Animal,” “See You In Hell,” and “FRISCO,” natch.

The Motorized Tricycles of Frisco’s Financial District – Are You More Batman or More Bieber? Polaris Slingshot vs. GOcar

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Twenty grand:

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And look, another trike on the same block, more or less, just moments later. It’s much cheaper. (And born in Frisco, just like those people who are quite proud to tell you they’re “born and raised” here and whatnot.)

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This Bieberesque couple looked like they were both 14 – I don’t know what any age cutoff might be.

And best of all, the two-stroke GOcar engines are all gone bye bye.

All right, choose your tricycle.

Sarcasm Watch: “YES MA’AM”

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Can’t figure this one out…

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Tiny Pooch Comes Prepared to Ride a Motorcycle in Frisco – A Black Backpack and White Goggles do the Trick

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Via Frisco photographer James Corrigan – he’s Everywhere You Want To Be.

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Scoot Cargo Scooter Literally Says, “TAKE ME SHOPPING” – A Beefier Scooter Debuts

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Like this, I suppose

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Lane-Splitting on the Wrong Side of the Yellow Line: How to Travel West on Eastbound Post Street – One Simple Trick!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Does this woman know what she’s doing? I can’t tell. Anyway, she was making her way to the intersection of Post and Webster by using a wrong-way lane. I’ve never seen this:

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So, as a bike rider would feel free to pass cars queued up for a red light on the right side of the lane, she did so on the left side, except the left side in this case was eastbound Post. You can’t do that, Man!

If a car driver did this, s/he inevitably get stuck, but I guess with a scooter you can always nose your way back to where you belong with a quickness, is that the idea?

A dangerous game, IMO…

The Stand-Up, Motorized Scooter Gangs of the Western Addition – A Slow Speed Chase on Fell, Oak, Complete with SFPD Pursuit / Escort

Monday, December 21st, 2015

What’s this, a bunch of Bros loudly two-stroking themselves down Oak Street? Sure – you’ll hear them first, from blocks away, and then smell them later, what with the old-fashioned (and these days, widely banned) two-stroke style engines, which literally burn motor oil, by design:

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Here’s a wider view. These Bros hail from the East Bay and the Central Valley, one assumes, based upon their apparel:

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And in the middle of this loud scrum, it’s two members of the SFPD Motor Patrol:

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Were they chasing or escorting – I couldn’t tell.

Later on, this crew tried to regroup on Masonic:

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Now heading west on the sidewalks of Oak:

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Leaving you with this, the last Bro I saw, GoProing his way up Fell:

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