Hard at Work or Hardly Working? – On Patrol in Golden Gate Park, Sort Of – Look At Our Toys!

July 27th, 2015

As seen on JFK Drive:

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Most outfits, including the SFPD, would use dirt bikes for this mission, just saying…

Bicycle Activists vs. the SFPD: “Wiggle Stop-In Event” Coming to the Lower Haight on Wednesday – “Advanced Media” Unwelcomed

July 24th, 2015

Look, a petulance parade:

“On Wednesday July 29th from 5:30-6:30 pm, please join us for our first Wiggle Stop-In event. We want to gather 50-100 cyclists to ride around the Wiggle/Lower Haight and stop at every stop sign in single file order. We want to make the point that, in fact, requiring cyclists to come to full stops at every stop sign is a really terrible idea for everyone on the road.

Grab your bike, ride to the Wiggle (the epicenter will be Waller and Steiner), and wait your turn for your chance to come to a full and complete stop at every intersection. Bonus points if you need to negotiate with other “vehicles” about who should be going first.

Let’s show Capt. John Sanford of Park Station that his choice to crack down on cyclists who aren’t following the letter of the law not only doesn’t make anyone safer but actually would create terrible conditions on our roads.”

Here’s your background:

And here’s your prior stab at a media stunt in this area, conducted by someone unfamiliar with, you know, our First Amendment:

Forget About That Blue and Gold Dress: Do You See Two Cats or a Cat and a Pig?

July 24th, 2015

The one on the left is definitely ID’ed as a cat, but I’m seeing a lot of bear or pig or bear-pig in the unlabeled and supposed “cat” on the right:

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Bears have muzzles and piggies have muzzles, but cats don’t have muzzles, right?

See for yourself at our CalAcademy in GGP

Here’s What Your Bicycle Needs: A Gasoline Engine, So You Can Sound Like a Motorcycle – But Where’s the Helmet?

July 24th, 2015

Bro just goes around the block around the block lately, with no particular destination in mind – or so it appears.

Anywho, in CA, you need an approved helmet to legally operate this kind of motorized bicycle:

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It makes such a big noise considering how small a ride it is…

“NO SCRPT” License Plate – A Techie or a Creative? These Days You Just Can’t Tell

July 24th, 2015

Browser protection advocacy or improv promotion:

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In this town in 2015, I could go either way…

Golden Gate Park Update: Collegiate Muggle Quidditch or Post-Collegiate Corporate Team-Building?

July 24th, 2015

This one’s too close to call:

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Tour de France, Tour de Manche – Pedaling Downhill Through the Golden Gate Park Panhandle as Fast as You Can – Why?

July 23rd, 2015

Just asking, Bro.

What’s the speed limit on the Panhandle bike path? What should it be?

How fast do you think you can go heading west downhill on this bike path, with you out of the saddle, on your expensive lightweight bike, with skinny high-pressure tires, with your muscular thighs, with a strong tailwind? Bro, you’re going faster than anyone – what’s the point? You’re at the 99th percentile, or 99.9th, something like that, right?

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By this point, Bro wasn’t pedaling no mo, ’cause he prolly could see that traffic on Masonic was going to slow his progress anyway. But he wasn’t racing for a light, he was racing along for no apparent reason. Strava, perhaps?

Realize that this path passes over what functions as the sidewalks of Cole, Clayton, Ashbury, etc.

Should SFGov post speed limit signs? Mmmm…

Hey, you know what’s funny? Some people want, effectively, to kick peds off this Panhandle multi-use trail. “Go use the pedestrian path on the south side of the Panhandle [near Oak]” they say.

Is that the right way to look at things?

I think not.

Anyway, that’s the ‘sperpective of somebody who uses bikes to get around, as opposed to using bikes to race around…

Brocephus Update: Popping a Wheelie Block After Block in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle – Look Ma, One Hand!

July 23rd, 2015

Our Golden Gate Park Panhandle bike path / performance stage:

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Gratuitous Window Pentagram, 94117 – The Giant Star of Clayton Street

July 23rd, 2015

I’m thinkin’ Wiccan, but I could be wrong.

Cf. the star-less window below:

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(Hey, Did you know that you can get a pentacle put on your tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery, you know, if you’re a Wiccan soldier?

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News to me!)

Anyway, some tenant did an art project in the bustling Haight Ashbury, so passersby will be noticing it for the next hundred years prolly. This is a kind of immortality.

Merry part…

Know Your Illegal Sidewalk Stencils: “STALIN.ORG – WE ARE COMING” – Oh, It’s a Band – Red Dawn 94117

July 23rd, 2015

Not to be confused with The Stalin, it’s just Stalin.

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Four octaves? Well, that’s got me beat

Anyway, if you advertise your product/service in this way on the sidewalks of Haight Ashbury, The Man (City Attorney Dennis Herrera) just might come at ya, Josef. Oh, what’s that, it’s chalk and it comes right off? Well, that’s what all those corporate PR types said, to no avail.

Just saying, Comrade.