Posts Tagged ‘backpack’

UCSF Wheelchair from Parnassus Heights Repurposed for the Ho Chi Minh Trail of Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Thusly:

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This Segway Pilot on Market Street is Loaded for Bear – He’s Outfitted Like an America’s Cup Sailor

Friday, September 20th, 2013

To me, anyway:

Heroic Photovoltaic Backpack Solar Man Graces San Francisco – His Achilles Heel is Fog, Not Kryptonite

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

IDK, if I had a backpack like this, I’d probably give it to someone who could use it, you know, somebody living off the grid or in an arid, equatorial land…

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A Sad Tale From the “New” Mid-Market: “Assaulted for my Cannondale – $600 (Tenderloin)” – Attack from Six on Sixth

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Here’s another story from the Central Market area:

SF bay area craigslist > san francisco > for sale / wanted > bicycles – by owner

Yesterday afternoon I was assaulted by 5-6 young men on Sixth and Natoma in the Tenderloin. In broad daylight they surrounded me, tried and failed to grab my wallet, phone and backpack but made off with my 1999 green Cannondale road bike. I’ve attached a picture of a similar bike though mine had traditional silver rims and a black Terry saddle. If you see this bike for sale on craigslist or anywhere around San Francisco/Oakland please call the police immediately. They are aware of this group and, frankly, are fed up with this bullshit. 

If you were involved in the violent, cowardly mugging on Monday August 20th you have not gained much. I am in good health and will pursue this until justice is served. These actions bring digrace on your families, community, and the city of San Francisco. My only regret is that I didn’t land another kick when the SIX of you had me pinned in the street.”

The lost ride looked like this – click to expand

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Reaction here.

On a related note, here’s how you get your stuff back from the corrupt Twitterloin, if you’re willing to deal with fences.

Oh, and thanks so much for moving in to the hood, Twitter. Let us know if you want anything else from the City and County, you know, like another shuttle bus service to CalTrain, you know, to supplement the two you already have. Oh, and thanks for not paying the 2004 Gavin Newsom tax – that was very clever of you. Oh and thanks for the $2,000,000 Jane Kim slush fund you’re paying for – the non-existent WiFi, you know, part of what you promised, you know, instead of paying your taxes, well, I’m sure it would have worked perfectly.

The Search for Joseph McHenry, a Former Marine from San Bruno – Today in Pacifica at Mori Point Near Sharp Park Golf Course

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Today’s search starts at 8:00 AM:

What: Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), along with his staff, will join a group of Marines that served with Joseph McHenry, a former Marine from San Bruno who has been missing since March 5, in a search on Saturday in Pacifica. On Wednesday, McHenry’s vehicle was found parked in a residential area near Sharp Park Golf Course near Mori Point. A backpack believed to be McHenry’s was found on a secluded beach near the golf course. Anyone with information should call San Bruno Police at 650-616-7100. Anyone who wants to participate in the search should arrive by 8:00 AM.

When: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, March 24, 2012

Where: Mori Point, Pacifica, California

Former Marine Joseph McHenry went missing in Pacifica, CA. The search near Mori Point ended last week. When a group of Marine’s that had been stationed with him in Iraq (with the Amphibious Assault Battalion Bravo Company) found out they organized a grass roots effort of Marine’s on leave to get a search party. Marine’s as far away as NH, OK, TX, Camp Pendleton, CA and other states are paying their way and flying/driving in tomorrow (Friday 23 March) and will search the area from 1300 Friday through Monday Night. It started with a handful of Marine’s and now many of their brother’s in Arms that were not even stationed with Joe are so moved at the show of and dedication to brotherhood that they are joining the search. As of this morning there were over 20 Marines and the numbers are quickly rising. They take seriously the “Leave no Marine Behind”. 

I live near Pacifica and am Active duty Coast Guard. My brother Richard Godfrey was stationed with Joe in Iraq they were both communication specialist. Joe was his mentor. My brother says “Retrieving wounded comrades from the field of fire is a Marine Corps tradition more sacred than life”. The Marine’s goal is to search the last known area to find McHenry regardless of his condition and if he is found in less than favorable circumstances at least he will get a proper funeral and there will be some closure for the people blessed to have him in their lives. When others learned of the efforts of this small group of Marine’s many people have volunteered to help however they could. 

The original search team: Sgt Christopher Lawrence, a communication technician and Purple Heart recipient that lost his leg while deployed with McHenry. Sgt Kyle Parrish an Amphibious Assualtman and certified Combat Hunter. McHenry was his Radioman for the entire Iraq deployment in 2007. And (my Brother) Sgt Richard Godfrey a Communications Technician during the same deployment was mentored by McHenry. 

A PayPal account has been established for anyone that would like to donate to the search efforts. kyleparrishusmc@yahoo.com any unused funds will go to a USMC related charity. All of these junior enlisted Marine’s have taken time off from work and paid their way here. They will be sleeping on floors and couches through Tuesday. I will have a house full of Marine’s tomorrow. The weather will be bad this weekend, but they plan on searching into the night and in the rain. If he can be found, i’m sure they will find him. 

Joe had reported that he would be camping and rock climbing in the Pacifica Area. His car was found locked nearby and a backpack believed to be his was found on the beach. He was last seen March 2 at the 100 block of Quail Point Circle 

San Bruno Police is leading the investigation and can be reached at (650) 616-7100. 

How Many people know someone, much less 20 someone’s that would fly across the country to look for them if they were missing? At least i know i have a Marine for a brother!”

Here Comes Mission Workshop with “The Vandal” Expandable Cargo Bike Backpack

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Well here’s something new under the sun. It’s the Vandal cargo pack for cyclists from the Mission Workshop.

See? It expands, thusly:

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So you can carry a pony keg of delicious, if warm, Sierra Nevada on your back, or, indeed, an entire bike:

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Their video shows you how it works. (Try not to yell out “co-option, co-option” as you see two tandem riders participating in Halloween Critical Mass 2009.)

Mission Workshop is just getting started, so they don’t yet have a retail store. But they do have a full-on corporate-style media campaign. Here it is, enjoy:

“Introducing Mission Workshop and Their First Expandable Cargo Backpack ‘The Vandal’

Mission Workshop is a San Francisco based company located in the heart of the Mission District.  The company was born from over 15 years experience designing and manufacturing messenger bags and clothing. The founders of the bag company Chrome opened Mission Workshop in October of 2009 and just released their first backpack called “the Vandal.”

The Vandal is a weatherproof backpack designed for cyclists and anyone else that relies on their bag to get them through the day.  It’s big enough to handle your daily gear and expands for additional cargo when needed.  The Vandal’s expansion system gets bigger without using extra fabric and seals flat to disappear when not needed.

According to co-founder Bart Kyzar, “Most people prefer as small of a pack as possible but regularly need extra carrying capacity.  Even with a full load, the Vandal can expand to accommodate an additional bag of groceries or a case of your favorite brew.  It easily turns from 1200 cubic inches into 2200 cubic inches on the fly.”

The pack incorporates three built in compartments. The main roll top compartment is large and has RF welded seams making it completely waterproof.  The middle compartment is perfect for a laptop and the smaller compartment is designed for personal organization.  In addition to these, the expandable area is always ready for use when needed.

The Vandal has also stepped up the design on the backpack harness by integrating a frame sheet and fiberglass rods for support and comfort.  This makes the Vandal much more comfortable than other cycling packs and has given it enhanced stability under heavy loads. The Vandal is PVC free and only uses fabrics coated with urethane.  In addition to the environmental benefits, urethane coatings are much tougher than PVC and better retain their waterproof capabilities.

 Specs:

 –  Weatherproof Capacity:  1200 cubic inches
 –  External Cargo Expander 1000 cubic inches
 –  Materials:  Urethane Coated Nylon (PVC free)
 –  Load Suspension:  LDPE Frame Sheet with Fiberglass Stays
 –  Removable waist strap with optional load bearing waist belt

 Retail Price:  $225   Made in the USA with a Life Time Warranty

Mission Workshop Products are sold online at http://www.missionworkshop.com/ and through select retailers nationwide.

Arrest #49 for Local Burglar – Baited Car in Golden Gate Park Proves Irresistable

Friday, July 31st, 2009

What items tempt you the most when you scan parked cars for Objects in Plain View  - would it be a laptop computer, an iPod, maybe a backpack? Well, be careful, cause when the SFPD baits cars for sting operations in Golden Gate Park, they sometimes use all three. (It’s almost like entrapment, or something. So tempting these parcels are, next thing you know, it’s smashy smashy!)

From the Richmond District Blog comes a sneak peek of Richmond Station Police Captain Richard Corriea‘s next weekly update for the Richmond District Police Community Police Forum. Read an entire entry below.

Is this a parking lot, a freeway, or Golden Gate Park‘s MLK Drive near the Inner Sunset on a recent Friday? Click to expand:

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Yes, it’s MLK near the Friend Gate of Strybing Arboretum. Perhaps the cars huddle together for safety?

Here’s why:

“On July 25, 2009 Richmond [District] officers working in plain clothes staked out a car at Middle Drive and Bowling Green Drive in Golden Gate Park. There were several items of value in the car, including, a backpack, computer and an IPOD. The officers knew from experience that an auto burglar would find the car an appealing target. Indeed, several hours into the stakeout an individual burglarized the car, and he was immediately arrested. A subsequent search of the suspect turned up evidence from a theft committed nearby earlier in the day and narcotics. The suspect, who has been arrested forty-nine times, including thirty-one times for felonies, was booked for burglary, possession of stolen property, theft and a narcotics violation. This individual is likely responsible for several auto burglaries daily.”

How many car windows do you have to break to get a rap sheet this long - hundreds, thousands?

On It Goes…

The Urban Campers of Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The three youths here sleeping through mid-morning rain in the Upper Haight area typify some of the homeless of San Francisco. These Alexander Supertramps carry backpacks and sleeping bags, just like campers at a national park.

Three teens at Clayton and Page, just two blocks away from the landmark Ben and Jerry’s: Click to expand:

And here’s the remnants of a campground kitchen in the nearby Golden Gate Park Panhandle:

And here are your facilities (trucked in all the way from Kentucky) – it’s the Panhandle bathroom near Ashbury Street. It looks just like what some Yosemite Park campers get.

So that’s Urban Camping as practiced by the youths of Hashbury.

This Monkey Backpack is Really a Leash.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

This here monkey thing looks like a stuffed animal or a backpack, but basically it’s a disguised harness avec leash.

The youngest blogger in the world seems to like his. He doesn’t feel he’s lost his “dignity” or is being “treated like a dog”

You see, somebody who cares about you wants you to get out of the house, but doesn’t want you straying too far.

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Just so you know….