Posts Tagged ‘biker’

Plumber’s Butt, Biker’s Butt: There’s Little Difference – Cyclist Enjoys the Overly-Wide Sidewalks of Geary in TRD

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This dude reminded me of…

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…this gal, who certainly enjoyed kicking at the parked cars what “invaded” Golden Gate Park on a so-called Healthy Saturday:

Anyway, what Geary needs is to lose its useless median strip.

IMO.

OMG, It’s “Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco” – Famed Scottish Street Trials Cyclist Visits the 415

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

You might know famed street trials rider Danny MacAskill from April 2009 or Way Back Home.*

Now he’s come to San Francisco.

Presenting “Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco,” just posted a few days back – it gets going at :30:

OK then.

*I’ll bet even Rob Anderson could learn to love this punk on a bike.

If You Drive Your Big Pickup Up Fifty Yards of Market Street Bike Lane, You Just Might Get Yelled At

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Thusly:

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When you’re looking for masses of confused drivers, come to Market Street, USA.

Good Times: Urinating on the Sidewalk Across the Street from City Hall

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Impressive volume, flow rate and stream cohesiveness:

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(Note the questioning look from a cyclist on the same sullied sidewalk. Civic Center Mike might not approve…)

Now here’s the end to this vignette.

See? A long romantic hug with a light pole

Thus concludes Good Times: Urinating on the Sidewalk Across the Street from City Hall

Macho Head Games: When a Car Cuts Off Your Bike-Riding Girlfriend on Howard, Chase Down the Driver for a Yellfest

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

So this five-foot-nothing (possibly hipster) gal on a road bike with unusually-smallish 24-inch wheels was heading outbound on Howard near the InterContinental Hotel with dude here following.

Then the driver of this blue car (6SZJ279, probably a rental) goes past the gal and to the right to get into the garage of the hotel. (Some might call this “cutting her off.”)

Then dude gets out of his saddle for a high-speed chase that probably lasted all of two seconds.

Leaving us here. (One assumes that window-tapping, fender-pounding, and/or tongue-lashing would come next, some kind of confrontation.*)

All huffy on a Huffy. Note Kryptonite lock (or something similar) in back pocket, which was the style at the time, heh: 

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So I don’t know, did the driver see the cyclists? If so, he/she was in hurry, as if the driver were a valet parker, which certainly could have been the case. So file this under “D” for discourteous driving.

Or maybe the driver didn’t see the cyclists at all, in which case this particular driver probably shouldn’t be on the road. So, instead, file this under “B” for bad driving.

So, you’re right, dude cyclist, either way, but you’re not as right as you think you are.

And you’re not as righteous as you think you are. Just saying.

There’s your ambiguous ending.

*I had to get to the big box before it closed so I didn’t slow down. Automatic 30-day price protection means you’re giving me back $200 just a month after purchase? Thx Costco!

Talking to Sarge About Your Bicycle Traffic Ticket on Market Street – How to Keep Points Off of Your DMV Record

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

[UPDATE: Words from the cyclist: "I now have to defend a bullshit ticket that was not justified."]

Appears as if this cyclist on inbound Market Street was not happy about getting a traffic citation yesterday morn, so that led to a lengthy, heated discussion for tout le monde to hear while they waited for the stores to open.

Refusing to sign the citation, well I don’t know what that’ll get you. It might get you arrested, actually. Now traffic school, that will cost a bit of time and money (you got to pay for the ticket AND the useless class) but it will keep your DMV record clean and that’s what it’s all about, baby, that’s what’s key.

Chrome badge (camera left) vs. seven-pointed star. Lefty (note sidearm location) was using his fingers as a visual aid to count out the cyclist’s (limited) options:

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Anyway, this convo went on for a while during the AM drive. Pretty sure that the Wilfred Brimley-esque motorcycle cop who was also on the scene is out there all the time, so this doesn’t indicate the start of the off-rumored Bicycle Crackdown I don’t think.

On it goes…

San Francisco’s Biker Bunny Once Again Haunts Market Street

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I don’t know, I think this bunny is up to something:

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The Load-Carrying, Wheelie-Popping Bike Riders of San Francisco’s Market Street

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The man was spontaneously popping wheelies at every green light whilst towing a load down Market street last week. Recycling is his game.

See what happens when you cut down on the number of cars?

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The Bravest Cyclist in San Francisco Rides His Bike on Whichever Sidewalk He Wants

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Well this was the scene a few nights back at the Fairmont Hotel, which at the time contained former presidential horndog Bill Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, you know, people like that. (Who knows, maybe Barack Obama will be there soon.)

You had the TASER-equipped California Highway Patrol, the Secret Service, all kinds of security blocking pedestrain access to this part of California Street so the V.I.P.s could get to their waiting motorcades.

But what’s this? Biker dude just wanted to go home so he’s not caring about which sidewalk is verbotten. He powered up the block, dodging through all the scaffolding, the CHP, the startled security agents, nothing slowed him down. You might think he’d instead just use the roomy, traffic-free slow lane in the foreground…

Check it:

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I used to think that this guy, Andy, was the bravest cyclist in San Francisco. But now the crown must pass to the new fellow. (In San Francisco, most sidewalks are off-limits to most cyclists, so it would have been a piece of cake to cite and release the biker.)

He probably also drives his ride as slow as he can in front of harried moms in the East Bay – just for kicks, you know?

(Also noteworthy is the name Tonga on the sign advertising our famous $13/drink tiki lounge, the troubled Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. With a name like that, it deserves to be shut down, or some people might think. What’s next, Kung Fu Tacos on wheels appearing regularlyat Sansome and Jackson?)

Oh well.

Cyclist Goes Through the Window of Backwards-Driving SUV in Golden Gate Park

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Photographer Nate Show was on the scene in Golden Gate Park Wednesday, September 16th, when an SUV driving backward collided with this cyclist (going forward, of course) ending up with the cyclist temporarily losing consciousness. At the time it looked like the bike rider was going to be all right.

You see all the black stuff the ground? That’s what’s left of the tinted rear window of this black Toyota 4Runner. (Did the cyclist create those dents on the Toyota? Wow.)

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The rider and his red-and-white Colnago got hauled away to points unknown.

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