Posts Tagged ‘motorcycles’

Market Street, USA: “Orlando Harley-Davidson, Florida, USA”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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Uh Oh: Now the SFPD is Handing Out Tickets to Cyclists on Market During the PM Drive as Well?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I’ll tell you, there are lots of reasons why it’s easier for the SFPD to hang out in the Mid-Market during the morning hours to hand out tickets to errant drivers (mostly tourists who don’t know to look for motorcycles in the rear-view when proceeding inbound at 10th and 6th) and cyclists.

But those SFPD cops on Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles, the “bucketheads,” well, pretty much all they do is hand out tickets. It’s their primary function (you know, when their not escorting Obama or Romney around.)

So, perhaps, this stop isn’t part of a specific enforcement action. Perhaps it’s just regular old enforcement on Market Street.

But it’s rare to see.

The evening drive, heading outbound on Market at Fifth / Cyril Magnin. The detained cyclist looked turbo pissed at his (what I assume to be) $25-goes-to-$388-with-the-court-fees-and-whatnot citation:

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I’ll tell you, the places where the SFPD likes to hand out tickets to cyclists are on the south side of Market during the morning drive and on the Wiggle route in the Lower Haight.

Seeing them giving tickets on outbound Market is a novel thing for me, just saying.

“FURLINED” is the Latest Film Project to Hit North Beach: A Different Kind of Shooting on Broadway

Monday, December 5th, 2011

They’re shooting a film or a video or a television show or something up on Broadway in North Beach these days.

See? (Not even one machine pistol in sight on Broadway near Front)

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FYI.

Rolling Museums: Cuba Has Old Cars, San Francisco Has Old Motorcycles – Triumph Bonneville T100, Honda CB200, BMW R75/6

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

San Francisco is the world capitol of aging, somewhat exotic motorcycles, don’t you know.

This view of Scott Street is typical.

Triumph Bonneville T100:

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Honda CB200:

BMW R75/6:

Hurray!

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Comes to Oakland to Check Out an All-Electric Zero Motorcycle

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Here’s what you need, a sweet ride from Scott’s Valley, or, in other words, an electric two-wheeler from ZERO MOTORCYCLES.

Secretary of Transportation Roy LaHood* in Oakland yesterday:

“Don’t say Solyndra, don’t say Solyndra…”

The deets:

“ZERO MOTORCYCLES DEMONSTRATES ITS ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY - TO U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION RAY LAHOOD

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood viewing Zero S Motorcycle

OAKLAND, Calif., (Sept. 14, 2011) – Zero Motorcycles the global leader in electric motorcycle manufacturing, today announced that United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood received a personal demonstration of Zero’s 2011 electric motorcycle product line. The program was held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting being held this week in San Francisco. Zero participated in the Innovative Technologies in Sustainable Transportation program hosted across the bay at FedEx Oakland Airport.

“We are honored to be here and to see the interest from Secretary LaHood. Not only did he see the potential for these electric motorcycles, he was very encouraged by the green transportation jobs Zero Motorcycles is creating here in America,” said Jay Friedland, Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability for Zero Motorcycles. “Our motorcycles are truly game changing and once you ride one, you immediately realize that electric motorcycles are here to stay. Our motorcycles are high performance, fun to ride and the best part is, you can buy one today.”

Besides an overall interest in the Zero product line, La Hood showed particular interest in the efforts to extend Federal Tax credits for electric motorcycles. In a brief discussion with Zero staff, La Hood expressed support for seeing that these valuable incentives remain available to consumers and help create more American jobs.

About Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking about how they design, manufacture and sell high performance electric motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with today’s most advanced technology. The result is an electric motorcycle line that’s insanely fast and environmentally friendly.

Media information: For more information, contact (951) 719-1040, media@zeromotorcycles.com.”

How does Zero compare with our home-grown Mission Motors? I know not.

*The man who stupidly told Toyota drivers to park their cars and not drive them, back in the day – that’s all I know about him. Would he have made an offhand remark like this about GM products? Nope, IMO.

Crazy Hand Signals: Tell Other Motorcycle Riders a Speed Trap is Behind You by Tapping Your Head

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

See how that works? You want to warn your fellow riders that there are cops handing out speeding tickets on Highway 37 (aka Sears Point Road) up there in the Great White North, so all you have to do is to tap your head in an exaggerated fashion when you see others going the opposite way.

Thusly:

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Anyway, that’s one of the codes you can transmit when you’re a cowboy, on a steel horse you ride.

2011 is the Year of the Motorized Bicycle in San Francisco – They Sound Just Like Motorcycles

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I’m used to seeing the occasional late night motorized bicycle run in the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park proper, but now these things are popping up all over the place in broad daylight.

See?

And this was like ten minutes later – it was another dude (macho*, perhaps?) entirely.

Why not add a kit to your bike, you know, to stick it to the man? No licensing, registration, or pesky emissions regulations to worry about, right?

And please remember, Loud Pipes Save Lives, or something.

*Is it his scarf or his ladybug helmet what makes him so macho? Is he loved, does he have a family? 

Touring Golden Gate Park’s Horse Trails on Pocket Rocket Mini Motorcycles: What Could Be Nicer?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

But before you head out with your fiends, be sure to remove any mufflers you might find on the exhaust system of your ride.

Remember Loud Pipes Saves Lives, or something:

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Waaaaaaaah, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Are Motorcycles and Scooters Allowed in the Panhandle? Sure Seems That Way Sometimes

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

If the Panhandle is betwixt you and your destination, just drive your motorcycle or scooter straight through.

Why not?

As seen on Clayton:  

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