Posts Tagged ‘friends and family’

Resolved: The Organizers of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010 Could Have Done a Better Job with Bicycle Parking

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Writer Matt Baume has a great follow-up today on What Went Wrong This Year Again with bicycle parking at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010.

I don’t know, when I was there, tons of cars (or, more literally, tens of tons of cars) with Friends and Family passes were getting waived-through the NO BIKE ZONE on JFK, although, admittedly, this was early on. (I’m sure most of the Friends and Family people ended up parking closer to the Banjo Stage, where their tents were located.) 

And since We’re All About Safety and whatnot, what’s up with the gasoline-powered ClubCar drivers, how fast are they allowed to go on the dusty sidewalks of JFK? 20 MPH? 25 MPH? I don’t know.

All’s I know is that I couldn’t keep up with them when I was pedalling downhill on the slopey part of JFK. But I was able to enjoy the dust clouds they kicked up, the ones that spread all over JFK:  

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And, HSB people, if you’ve cured the BICYCLE HAZARD by not letting bikes go through on JFK, then there is no more BICYCLE HAZARD, right? So what are the signs supposed to be telling people?

Now, I’m not one to criticize people or nothing, but if I were, I might say something about putting them ClubCars into speed-limited “golf-cart mode” next year.

And, HSB people, you have so much money, right? You’re swimming in resources. So why not put out some more bike racks next year? Just have them stretching to the horizon, you dig? T’wouldn’t cost that much at all…

Unstated “Bicycle Hazard” at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Bans Bikes from JFK, the Biggest Road in Golden Gate Park

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Cyclists are banned from using part of JFK Drive this weekend, owing to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Either there is some hazard to bicycles or the bicycles are the hazard.

See? The signs are all over, like the Burma Shave used to have:

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This year, you’re much better off just driving in if you can get a Friends and Family pass for your car. Not sure how you’d get one but lots and lots of people seem to have them.

Another Lexus makes it past Checkpoint Charlie and into a free parking space. The yellow pass is key:

Oh well.