“Referee the Wiggle Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:00pm – 3:30 pm Waller and Steiner st – The Wiggle
While 95% of cyclists using the Wiggle are really incredibly respectful of other road users, there is that small minority who give us all a bad name. I’ve always wanted to dress as a referee and hand out yellow and red cards to bad cyclists (and maybe some cars and peds too) and I’m using NOW! as my excuse!
Come join me in shaming the few bad cyclists out there and making the Wiggle just a little bit safer and more courteous!”
*I, myself, wiggle from street to street north of the Panhandle on my way inbound to Fulton and Scott – it depends on traffic.
**The pass over Alamo Heights, which the Southern Wiggle route mostly avoids by generally following the route of the former creek what used to drain the kind of valley where the Golden Gate Park Panhandle sits now.
The film Flashback had bad reviews for the most part, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying 25 year old footage from a pre-streetscaped,* pre-SFMTA* North Beach:
You see, at the beginning Jack Bauer was the uptight one and Dennis Hopper was the hippie – that’s the whole movie.
And it’s the later version of Big Audio Dynamite doing the audio – quite bouncy with plenty of orchestra hits and Rolling Stones samples.
Oh, and note the old-school MUNI bus at 0:03 in the window reflection…
*AND THAT WAS THE WAY WE LIKED IT!
“If I do what I wanted I just don’t have the time I want to ride my motorcycle Into the sunshine
My tv is laughin’ Makin’ me feel small Like I’m sad in a cell All I can is these walls And I never want to see another shopping mall
[Chorus:] Oh Free To be what I will Oh Free I’ll keep it up till I’m Free Or I won’t have nothing at all (End Chorus)
This is my life I’m livin it, I will pay But why should I care about all that today I need a head start And I don’t want to stall Gonna take a bulldozer to break down the walls And I never want to see another shopping mall
And I know ’bout all the graveyards Tumble-down farms and shacks I’ve gotta get out on the highway And I’m not comin’ back There’s a small town in the mountains where I’ll do my thing It’s this Credit Card Livin’ I find Stifling I wanna see the river turning into the falls Been down for so long now I wanna stand tall So I’m packing my belongings and fear into my hold-all And I never wanna see another Shopping Mall Shopping Mall
(Flashback Soundbyte) Once we get out of the 80’s the 90’s are gonna make the 60’s look like the 50’s
(Flashback Soundbyte) Woah! Whew! I aint had a rush like that since the Berkeley Riots!
(Flashback Soundbyte)x4 It should be kicking in by now