Posts Tagged ‘bikers’

The Great Four-Inch Crater of California Street: A Fairly Large Hazard for Cyclists

Monday, December 12th, 2011

At Davis in the Financial District

I didn’t measure how far down the drop was from the street to where my foot is in the photo, but it’s pretty far.

Wow.

Cyclist on Divisadero Thinks He’s a Car – Unique Piston-Connecting Rod Tattoos on Legs – A Two-Cylinder Engine

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Here he is, on Divisadero (that street that just had its lanes shrunk in order to widen the useless median in order to please local merchants and real estate interests – they call that a “road diet,” I think).

Up and down and up and down, just like on a real car:

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ICE ICE, baby.

A Happy Ending for the Thousands of Burning Man Bikes Abandoned in the Desert: Off to the Reno Bike Collective

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Remember this, from earlier this month?

“From Todd Lappin Telstar Logistic:

“RT @burningman: Jeez, people! RT@danger_ranger: Post-burn abundance: 2,000 bicycles left on the playa. http://t.co/MrdinrR

See?

Via Danger Ranger – click to expand

What’s going to happen to all these bikes?”

Here’s the answer:

Most will go to the Reno Bike Collective and other bike organizations, some will be repainted and added to the BRC Yellow Bike program.”

Hurray!

Cut Your Handlebars Down a Little Each Day, and Soon Your Bike Will Be As Narrow As This

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Hurray!

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Note the sidewalks of Embarcadero Center in the background, as seen in “The Conversation.”*

*The best movie ever filmed in SF? Maybe…

The Legacy of Burning Man 2011: Thousands of Perfectly Good Bikes Abandoned in the Nevada Desert

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

From Todd Lappin Telstar Logistic:

“RT @burningman: Jeez, people! RT@danger_ranger: Post-burn abundance: 2,000 bicycles left on the playa. http://t.co/MrdinrR

See?

Via Danger Ranger – click to expand

What’s going to happen to all these bikes?

Cyclist Rage vs Road Rage: Which is Worse? A Run-of-the-Mill Incident on Market Street

Friday, June 17th, 2011

A couple Bros in the Honda Civic apparently cut off this enraged cyclist the other day on Market.

Now I say “apparently” cause I didn’t see it but somebody else, a non-enraged cyclist, told the driver that he had just cut off both cyclists involved, so there you go.

Anyway, this fellow here was on a tear from the get go, yelling “BLINKER” through the open window of the Honda back before Second Street. Everything after that was some variation of “fuck you” repeated about 40 times in less than two minutes.

Now, there are a lot of traffic lights on Market, so it was no problem at all for the cyclist to catch up on Kearney for another round, seen here:

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The light turned green so the Honda peeled out (the way small front wheel drive cars generally do, with a quick chirp) in kind of a panic almost hitting a sort of jaywalking ped getting to the other side of Geary.

Now the cyclist wasn’t intending to go up Geary – he just wanted to continue the convo.

How far out of your way should you go to chase down drivers in this kind of sitch? Anyway, here’s part of the chase – it was Bro vs. Bro and Bro for a while there:

All right.

On It Goes…

 

9th Annual AIDS/LifeCycle Ride Begins – From the Cow Palace to L.A. in Seven Days

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Here’s the scene at 5:00 AM this morning down at Daly City’s California State Livestock Pavilion where 2400 roadies (road bike riders) and their volunteer road crews (aka roadies, it’s confusing I know) just took off for L.A. in the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraising event.

Check it:

First-time ALC cyclist Greg and a bunch of bikes at the Cow Palace this AM via WeberSF

The bro in this shot from last year (note the fog – it’s a tradition) could be YOU next year! Why not?

From AIDS/LifeCycle

All the deets, below.

Bon Courage, cyclistes!

AIDS/LifeCycle Begins as 2,400 Hit the Road to Raise Awareness and $10 Million to Fight AIDS. San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bike ride is world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, June 6 - A colorful stream of 2,400 bicyclists and volunteer “roadies” from nearly every state and eight countries left San Francisco this morning on the way to Los Angeles as participants in AIDS/LifeCycle, the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraising event. In its ninth year, the event is expected to raise $10 million to care for those living with HIV/AIDS and to prevent new infections.  In the seven days it takes to ride to Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people in the United States and 50,000 people around the world will be infected with HIV.

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 545-mile bike ride — not a race — that supports the HIV/AIDS services provided by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  It also raises awareness that HIV/AIDS is a growing scourge that continues to have a devastating impact on our communities, especially here in California. More than 1 in 10 of the nation’s HIV-positive people live in California and California ranks second among the states in cumulative AIDS cases.

“With the ongoing budget crisis and last year’s horrific cuts to HIV-prevention funding, the money raised through AIDS/LifeCycle is more important than ever,” said Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.  “It’s important for people to realize that the HIV pandemic isn’t over and that there are still many in our community in need of quality medical care. The HIV services supported by AIDS/LifeCycle save lives year-round.”

Participants range in age from 18 to 82 and are at various levels of physical fitness. Whether gay or straight, HIV-positive or HIV-negative, they share a common commitment to ending HIV and caring for those living with the virus. So much so that each cyclist raises at least $3,000 (most raise more than $4,000) to participate in what many consider to be a life-changing experience. Since its inception in 2002, AIDS/LifeCycle has raised more than $60 million to fight AIDS.”

Ever more deets, after the jump.

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Our Newly Beiged Market Street is Already Marred by Bicycle Skid Marks

Monday, December 7th, 2009

See? At this rate, this part of Market Street won’t stay beige very long.

Still, a lot of those fixed gear bike riders have no other way of stopping, so That’s How It’s Gotta Be.

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(Guess which mark (nicely modulated, made using disc brakes) is mine…)

Wouldn’t green be a better color?

WinterFest 2009: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Annual Party Comes December 6th

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

On December 6th, 2009 you might find yourself riding to WinterFest 09 at the SOMArts Gallery on 934 Brannan near 8th Street in the SoMA. Just follow the path laid out on our newly beiged (fawned? fawndled?) streets.

Don’t call it FallFest, nor AutumnFest neither. It’s WinterFest! See you there.

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Don’t forget to bring your buddy on your new $1500 Buddy Bike backwards tandem. (Mom, don’t be such a backseat driver all the time!)

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All the deets:

“Don’t miss the hottest bike party of the year the 14th Annual Winterfest Member Party, Auction, Art Show and Fundraiser.

WHEN: Sunday, December 6th from 6-10:30pm.
WHERE: SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. at 8th St.
Free Valet Bike Parking provided of course.
Download the Winterfest Poster (PDF).

Over 1,000 SF bicycling advocates of all stripes — SFBC members, bike industry, local businesses, local artists and politicians coming together for a festive evening to celebrate the growth of San Francisco bicycling. An occasion to raise a glass to the SFBC & our members for being 10,000 current-members strong!

To top it off, the event includes New Belgium beer, DJs Laron & ShOOey spinning all night, the photo booth, food vendors ($) and over 1,000 bike-friendly party-folk.

Bid and buy

Winterfest features a fabulous 60 piece bike focused local art auction, plus an unrivaled silent & live auction complete with the hottest bikes, gear and oodles of gift certificates from your favorite restaurants and cultural institutions.

If crafts are more your speed, Winterfest has a robust craft table. Or you could try your luck and enter the raffle for your chance to win a beautiful one-of-a-kind bike quilt. To top it off, the event includes New Belgium beer, music, photo booth, food vendors ($) and over 1,000 bike-friendly party-folk.

Volunteers needed

We are seeking over 200 volunteers to help make Winterfest run smoothly. There’s something for everyone. Sign up today to get the shift and task of your dreams!

Pricing

$15 suggested min. admission for SFBC Members.
$40 for people joining at the door (Includes SFBC membership + admission)

Admission includes:

Complimentary New Belgium beer, DJ’s, valet bike parking and a photo booth along with a great feeling knowing you’re supporting SF’s most effective bicycle advocacy organization

Flash your SFBC membership card for quick entry into the party. Missing your card? Request one here

All proceeds from our fundraiser go directly toward improving biking conditions in San Francisco so all cyclists have a comfortable, safe and dignified ride about town.

 

Thank Yous

This event is only possible through the generous support of hundreds of sponsorsand through the help of Girl Friday Events and Winterfest Interns: Eliza Barrios (ebx design & tech solutions) Emma Kemp & Kim Quinones.

 

Cyclists Have No Worry About Cars on Marin County’s Conzelman Road

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Pretty much. There are more bikes than cars on this stretch of one-way road to the Point Bonita Light House and beyond in the Marin Headlands.

The catch is that you have to ride your bike all the way up the two-way part from where the road starts near the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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But otherwise, it’s a nice ride…