Posts Tagged ‘gas’

The Gasoline-Powered Bicycles of Golden Gate Park – A Rare Sighting – Putt, Putt, Putt, Putt…

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Not street legal and not bicycle path legal either, oh well:

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“FORN OIL – let ’em keep it”

Friday, December 16th, 2016

An aspirational message from somebody who still uses at least a bit of that foreign oil:

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I guess this is a pro-fracking sentiment…

What Makes This Taxi an Eco-Taxi?

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

IDK.

Seen at an ARCO gas station:

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A gasoline-powered minivan is “eco?”

Like I said, IDK.

FuelPanda is Here – “Your car refueled every week while it’s parked” – Is This Real Life?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Here you go – FuelPanda

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Oh I see – the gal popped the fuel filler door on the day she knows the panda would drop by. I suppose that (sort of) takes care of the key issue, and I’m sure there might be other ways to handle it.

Well, this is new.

A Tale of Two Gas Stations, One Charging 27% per Gallon More Than the Other at the Same Location, Market and Castro – “RC” v. Chevron

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

You’ve tried the soda, now try some gasoline:

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Much cheaper than the Chevron across the street, unless you’re using a credit card, in which case you’re paying the same.

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America – what a country!

Notorious Excavator, Kicked Out of the Upper Haight, Then Illegally Parked in the Outer Richmond – What’s Next?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

I’ve never seen an earth mover painted like this:

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Used to see it parked on Waller.

It was involved with this fiasco last year.

Oh well.

The Pro-Bernie Sanders “BernBus” (Metaphorically) Runs Out of Gas at the Fell Street DMV, San Francisco, California, USA

Monday, March 21st, 2016

You know, metaphorically:

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California doesn’t really have much input on presidential elections (and even this year, we participate more by giving money, rather than by voting). If only Bernie had had more fuel in the tank…

All the deets.

Unless I’m Mistaken, What This “GREEN DIESEL ONLY!” Sticker on This School Bus Means is Really “DIESEL ONLY”

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The basic point of having a DIESEL ONLY sticker next to the fuel filler is to tell people to not to try to put gasoline into a diesel bus. So tacking on the word “green” in front seems to be more of a marketing effort:

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What if one put some of the other seemingly infinite types of diesel into this rider – what would happen?

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Nothing, I’ll bet.

Reminds me of the phrase “clean coal.”

On It Goes…

The Stand-Up, Motorized Scooter Gangs of the Western Addition – A Slow Speed Chase on Fell, Oak, Complete with SFPD Pursuit / Escort

Monday, December 21st, 2015

What’s this, a bunch of Bros loudly two-stroking themselves down Oak Street? Sure – you’ll hear them first, from blocks away, and then smell them later, what with the old-fashioned (and these days, widely banned) two-stroke style engines, which literally burn motor oil, by design:

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Here’s a wider view. These Bros hail from the East Bay and the Central Valley, one assumes, based upon their apparel:

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And in the middle of this loud scrum, it’s two members of the SFPD Motor Patrol:

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Were they chasing or escorting – I couldn’t tell.

Later on, this crew tried to regroup on Masonic:

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Now heading west on the sidewalks of Oak:

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Leaving you with this, the last Bro I saw, GoProing his way up Fell:

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Here’s What Your Bicycle Needs: A Gasoline Engine, So You Can Sound Like a Motorcycle – But Where’s the Helmet?

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Bro just goes around the block around the block lately, with no particular destination in mind – or so it appears.

Anywho, in CA, you need an approved helmet to legally operate this kind of motorized bicycle:

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It makes such a big noise considering how small a ride it is…