Posts Tagged ‘bright’

Why You SHOULDN’T Read Your JUMP! Bike Rental Agreement – Hey, Can you Ride in the Fog? NO! – What If You Weigh Over 210 Pounds? NO!

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Well, here it is, just a part, one screens-worth, of your JUMP! bikeshare rental agreement, as approved by our SFMTA:

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Noting just three items here – these are things that popped out at me when I looked up the insane MEDIA RELEASE clause – this is what I saw on my screen, and I didn’t go poking around the rest of this document as I had had my fill:

  1. A 210 pound weight limit. This seems low to me, as someone who’s six foot one/ and tons of fun.
  2. You can’t ride these bikes in the fucking fog? Srsly, in Frisco?
  3. And who the Hell negotiated the MEDIA RELEASE on your behalf, Gentle Rider?

So that’s why I say to not read the agreement – ’cause you prolly won’t like what’s in there and, you know, these issues most likely won’t come up unless you’re in a big accident or something.

Anyway, read and weep:

“(h) Restricted Uses. You shall not do any of the following acts (“Restricted Uses”):

  • Use any Bicycle if You are younger than 18 years of age.
  • Use any Bicycle if You exceed the maximum weight limit (210 pounds) of the Bicycle.
  • Use any Bicycle if You have any existing physical or mental condition that would prohibit You from safely operating the Bicycle.
  • Operate a Bicycle while carrying any item that impedes Your ability to safely operate the Bicycle.
  • Operate a Bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other substance that impairs Your ability to safely operate the Bicycle.
  • Use any cell phone or mobile electronic device for any use that distracts You from the safe operation of the Bicycle, including but not limited to phone calls, text messages, or music.
  • Allow any other person to use the Bicycle or allow more than one person to be carried on the Bicycle.
  • Overfill the Bicycle basket or place objects weighing in total more 20 pounds in the Bicycle basket.
  • Violate any applicable federal, state, or local law or regulation.
  • Operate or use a Bicycle in any manner during adverse weather conditions, including but not limited to hail, dust storms, fog, heavy rains, or lightning storms.
  • Ride or operate a Bicycle that has any defect, fails to operate as a properly functioning Bicycle, or that is in need of repair.
  • Use the Bicycle if it, or any component of it, appears to be or becomes defective or malfunctions.
  • Use the Bicycle for racing, tricks, jumping, stunt riding, off-road riding, or in any other hazardous manner.
  • Use the Bicycle for any commercial purposes.
  • Tow, pull, carry, or push any person or object with a Bicycle.
  • Remove, dismantle, write on, deface, misuse, or modify any accessories, parts, or components of any Bicycle.

6. MEDIA RELEASE

We reserve the right to photograph and record You using the Bicycle(s). You hereby give Us the right to use Your image and likeness (including caricature), and any reproduction or simulation thereof, in any media now known or hereafter developed, both during and after the term of this Agreement, for whatever the purposes We deem necessary or desirable. You hereby waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to any such use by Us or related entities.”

Homemade Parklet, Lending Library, Bright Red – It’s Gotta Be Presidio Heights

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Not saying this red is red red, but it’s in the red family, non? (I lack the vocabulary to be more specific than that…)

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Evening Star Update: Venus, the Superbright “Star” You Can See in the Daytime, Especially These Days

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Look to the skies at 3:00 PM or so and you just might spot it.

All the deets

As seen yesterday evening:

Area Cyclist Color Coordinates: Lime Green Helmet, Grips, Brakes, Graphics – Bright Blue Frame, Socks – Tan Tires, Pants

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Thusly:

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San Franciscans Delighted by Last Night’s “Super” Harvest Moon, the Last One We’ll Get ‘Til 2029

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last night’s Super Harvest Moon really stood out, owing to the lack of cloud cover.

Here’s what it looked like around town.

But this shot, I’m a little auspicious of.  

Here’s how it looked from Russian Hill. It’s morphing time!

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And here’s a closer look, from early this AM:

Via David DeHetre

All right, see you again in 2029…

The Bright Red Cable Cars of San Francisco – Absent from 1906 to 2008

Friday, May 15th, 2009

If you don’t spend a lot of time in Union Square, you miss out on things – like this bright red cable car for instance. It’s been plying the streets since last year. Look for it when you’re at next month’s troubled Bell Ringing Contest.

“June 9th, 2009: 47th Annual Cable Car Bell-Ringing ContestOperators of San Francisco’s world-famous cable cars make beautiful music in this annual competition.”

So mark your calendar. Now back to the special red car:

The “Bombay Roof” means it’s extra tall.

Everybody’s welcome to ride our cable cars, unless of course you’re a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.  In that case, No Ride For You!

All the deets on old #25.

“The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), has welcomed back to our city’s streets one of the original cable cars that survived the 1906 quake. SFMTA craftsworkers have finished rebuilding an 1890 cable car in anticipation of decades of additional service and painted it in colors not seen on Powell Street since the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

“Powell Street cable car number 25 was originally constructed 118 years ago in the shops of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway on the site of the current Muni cable car barn at Washington and Mason Streets. The cable car was heavily rebuilt by Muni craftsworkersin 1976 and rebuilt again even more extensively over the past two years. Car 25 is now virtually new, with very little of the original car remaining. To celebrate its place in San Francisco history, the car has been painted in the red and cream livery displayed by Powell Street cable cars at the time of the Earthquake and Fire of 1906.

Happy Anniversary, No. 25!