Posts Tagged ‘bicycle’

This Type of Person is Why “Bay Area Bike Share” has a Very Low 1.9 Star Yelp Rating

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Now you’d think Frisco’s tourists would love love love an area taxpayer and feepayer-subsidized bicycle rental service with stations all over touristed areas like Market Street.

But some don’t because they get confused about the confusing pricing scheme, and they think wow, $9 for 24 hours? Man, we’re going to ride on out to Ocean Beach, whoo hoo!

But then it turns out that your credit card gets charged like low three-figures, because you didn’t check in your bikes every 30 minutes.

These bikes, coming back inbound from the West Side, where there are no BABS stations, are overdue and on the clock. They have exceeded their 15-minute combat radius:

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And then our tourists rage against BABS the only way they know how – on the Yelp.

Read and learn.

And this is still going on, in 2017.

The “solution” to this issue is that you get an automatic 50% refund just for asking.

Not much of a solution.

Out of gas already, trying to come up from the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park on a $1200 (if you lose it, or don’t check it back in entirely properly, but that’s another story) very heavy, electric motor-free, single-speed bike, about seven miles from where it was checked oot, eh?

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Oh well…

BICYCLING AGAINST OIL WARS – Dude’s Still Here in 2017

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

This iconic icon is, IDK, iconic or something:

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A Closer Look at the Brand-New “Safe Hit Posts” on Fell, Installed Either by the SFMTA or the SFMTrA, Still Can’t Tell

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Thought I’d find out about these freshly-installed plasticky street posts with a quickness, but I haven’t.

Here’s a closer look:

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You’d think the SFMTA would be crowing about something like this, if they done it:

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I’ll agree that these posts sure do “look official.”

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And here’s a glance at some now-official posts on the other side of Stanyan:

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They’re not aging well, oh well (but that was to be expected).

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I’l need to hear from an official SFMTA spokesmodel afore I know for sure that these are official…

Sprint’s Giant Sidewalk Ad on Market Near Third

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

I guess putting the ad on the bike and then parking it here for tout le monde to see makes this exercise almost legal:

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It was there the day afore as well.

That’s using your noodle, Sprint!

Just as Whalers have Factory Processing Motherships, Bikers have This – Or, What This RV Needs is a Camper Out Back

Monday, January 30th, 2017

So you had a bike, then you no longer had it, for some reason, and then parts of it ended up on the roof of a long long trailer parked under the 101 freeway in SoMA:

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Multiply that by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for a couple decades and that adds up…

Bicycle License Plate, Oregon, USA

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Being in Oregon, getting a special plate is cheaper than in CA – this number would run you just $20 total:

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Stolen Again: Now-Infamous Blue Trials Bike Goes Missing for a Second Time

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The story so far, and now this:

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Man with a Bicycle Instructs Owner of a 650-Horsepower Corvette “Supercar” How to Drive – But Get This: THE DRIVER LISTENS!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

IDK, is a Chevy Z06 a supercar? New GM seems to think so.

Anyway, as seen in Frisco’s Twitterloin / Tenderloin near the foot McAllister, amongst a sea of stolen bikes and untraceable bike parts, an SFPD bicycle officer lays down the law:

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Double Dog Dare: Transport These Pooches About Town Using a Motorized Chopper Bicycle – Putt, Putt, Putt…

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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Pyramid Power, 94117

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The largest bike light I’ve ever seen, in all my years:

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