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The CoolDads of the Inner Richmond – A Pied Piper Teaching Our New Generation About Electric Skateboards and Push ScootersFriday, October 30th, 2015
As seen above the 8400(!) block* of Geary
*So Geary ends on the 8300 block way out there in the West Bay, but some SFGov worker labeled the Geary Expressway underneath Masonic (aka the Geary Tunnel) the 8400 block? As per Wiki
The SF Recreation and Park Department Picks a Cold December Day to Confiscate This Communal Tent in GGPMonday, December 9th, 2013
I’ll tell you, it’s just 59 degrees up near the ceiling of my living room this chilly AM, but I think I’m getting used to our current cold snap. People who might feel differently would be those who were making this big-ass tent their home in Golden Gate Park as recently as Thursday night.
Man, that was a big-ass tent:
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Do hippies really try to pitch tents within a couple hundred yards of the Conservatory of Flowers? Hippies do. Apparently. I guess it makes for an easy commute to Upper Haight or wherever.
Anyway, here’s the scene about an hour later, with this woman yelling, incredulous, saying, “The tent’s gone? They took the fucking tent?” And dude up the hill was all, ” I tried to stop them.”
I know that RPD staffers get irked by homeless people living in GGP but the 415 is experiencing a pretty epic cold snap these days and Golden Gate Park has the coldest places in the city, like four or five degrees colder than what gets officially reported for San Francisco.
So I think I’d probably let the hippies be until things warm up a bit, just saying.
Tiny Raptor Struggles to Stay Warm During Typical Francisco San Summer – Standing on One Leg in the Western AdditionTuesday, August 6th, 2013
This critter is probably too small to eat a mouse, but insects are good I’m sure.
Anyway, standing on just one leg helps it stay warm on a blustery evening:
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But the kids of San Francisco have now embraced it.
A one-vehicle Carnival de Monte Carlo as seen on the Streets of San Francisco:
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Keep an eye out for this kind of long, low box on wheels. Or buy one for yourself while they’re still sort of cheap.
What’s the funniest line in this article from San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer Dan Giesin – Single-minded cyclists have old-school cool
“We’re shedding new light on an old tradition,”
“You feel like a purist,”
“You don’t need all those fancy gears.”
Too many gears can actually spoil the ride.
“They are such a cool group,”
“It’s kind of a counter-culture,”
“There is that underground element: a little bit different, a little bit dangerous.”
This is called starting your own league, so it’s the same old thing. These people aren’t really dangerous either. They’re just having fun on bikes, nothing wrong with that. But you can have fun on bikes with or without gears, right?
There’s probably a more extreme element of fixed gear MTB-ers out there that eschews even having brakes. The photo below clearly shows the typical non-fixed, freewheeling setup:
It’s the same crowd that’s attracted to fixed gear city bikes that find single-speed mountain bikes appealing.
And arthroscopic surgery is becoming cheaper and cheaper these days, so you should get in on this fun as well.