A scraper bike is an ordinary bicycle that has been modified by its owner, typically with decorated spokes with candy-colored pinwheels and matching body and wheel colors, using tinfoil, re-used cardboard, candy wrappers and paint. Scraper bikes are credited for being popularized by Tyrone Stevenson in 2007 in Oakland, California, and are an offshoot of the scraper culture of car modification. The scraper bike gained notoriety in 2007 with the YouTube music video “Scraper Bikes” by Trunk Boiz.
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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:
Used to see it parked on Waller.
It was involved with this fiasco last year.
You’ve seen the northern end, now here’s the southern end:
The Scary, Batlike Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park – And This Other One has a Costume for Halloween 2015Friday, October 30th, 2015
This little critter startled me the other day, as it’s in the same bush where I saw a roof rat a few weeks back.
Dese boids generally have an all-carbs diet, but sometimes they need a little protein. This the last thing some spiders see:
Sort of looks like a bat to me.
But now it’s time for costumes. This little feller’s mantle is saying, “Hey ladies, look at me!”
(Hey, you know, speaking of scary, area Republican Ron Conway, through his interest in Pinterest, has made more money off of this shot than I have. Taken more than a decade ago with a $4500 camera and $4500 worth of glass it was. I’m in the wrong “business.”)
As seen above the 94117 – it reminded me of seeing this C-2A Greyhound flying about the Golden Gate Bridge one time.
Everybody flies these C-130 birds – the Blue Angels, the Air Force, the Coast Guard. Even my dad drove them around, many years ago. But I guess we have too many?
I think we have too many, too many old ones, anyway.
Garish, $140K, BMW i8 SAFETYCAR Towed by DPT, for Safety, One Supposes – The Limits of Supercar OwnershipWednesday, August 12th, 2015
You’d think a SAFETYCAR such as this one would spend its time on a racetrack up north, but no, it mingles with regular cars on the streets of San Francisco, like this:
Now here’s the update, from Jake Saltzman:
IDK, did SAFETYCAR block traffic in a yellow zone during towaway rush hour and then did DPT have it towed as a hazard to navigation? Well, something like that.
(Someday, _I’ll_ own and operate a SAFETYCAR!)