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A Bicycle Built for Four is the Star of San Francisco’s Sunday Streets in the Mission

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This was how 24th Street looked in the ever-sunny Mission District yesterday during the latest installment of Sunday Streets:

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And this is Valencia Street. All the Man could do was look down from his tall buildings – yes, Stick It To The Man, Sunday Streets! Is that Zack “Zack Daddy” Phillips on RollerBlades with a soccer ball? Yes it is:

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But here’s the star of Sunday Streets in the Mission II, 2009:

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It’s a bicycle built for four, just like what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have. Check out the second stoker’s handlebars – it appears the little tyke has her own brake lever. (Is it a drag brake control like some tandems have? No se.) What she operates is  just a V-brake though, she ought to have control of a motorcycle-style disc, thusly.

This rolling science experiment must be Robert “Crazy Rob” Ander son‘s [typo on purpose as he's a little touchy, shhhh] worst nightmare. Speaking of which, listen to him yourself here on the KQED. I listened to part of this broadcast on the Levinson and I’ll tell you, C.R.A. appeared to score a direct, if minor, rhetorical hit on the spinning MUNI flacksperson. But this podcast will be the subject of another post in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Charlie O’Hanlon, owner of Charlie’s Place on 17th St. in San Francisco
  • Jamie Whitaker, vice president of the Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Judson True, media relations manager for the San Francisco MTA
  • Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • Rachel Gordon, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Rob Ander son, party to the litigation of the EIR, blogger and anti-bicycling activist

Look forward to the next Sunday Streets, coming soon to the The Great Sand Waste of the Outside Lands:

Sunday, August 9: Great Highway
Bike, walk and play next to the Pacific Ocean. Travel from Golden Gate Park to the San Francisco Zoo, along Ocean Beach. 10am-2pm.

Sunday, Sept 6: Great Highway
Bike, walk and play next to the Pacific Ocean. Travel from Golden Gate Park to the San Francisco Zoo, along Ocean Beach. 10am-2pm.

See you there!