Posts Tagged ‘pony’

Shrimp-Boy’s Pony, Clement Street

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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Here Comes Mission Workshop with “The Vandal” Expandable Cargo Bike Backpack

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Well here’s something new under the sun. It’s the Vandal cargo pack for cyclists from the Mission Workshop.

See? It expands, thusly:

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So you can carry a pony keg of delicious, if warm, Sierra Nevada on your back, or, indeed, an entire bike:

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Their video shows you how it works. (Try not to yell out “co-option, co-option” as you see two tandem riders participating in Halloween Critical Mass 2009.)

Mission Workshop is just getting started, so they don’t yet have a retail store. But they do have a full-on corporate-style media campaign. Here it is, enjoy:

“Introducing Mission Workshop and Their First Expandable Cargo Backpack ‘The Vandal’

Mission Workshop is a San Francisco based company located in the heart of the Mission District.  The company was born from over 15 years experience designing and manufacturing messenger bags and clothing. The founders of the bag company Chrome opened Mission Workshop in October of 2009 and just released their first backpack called “the Vandal.”

The Vandal is a weatherproof backpack designed for cyclists and anyone else that relies on their bag to get them through the day.  It’s big enough to handle your daily gear and expands for additional cargo when needed.  The Vandal’s expansion system gets bigger without using extra fabric and seals flat to disappear when not needed.

According to co-founder Bart Kyzar, “Most people prefer as small of a pack as possible but regularly need extra carrying capacity.  Even with a full load, the Vandal can expand to accommodate an additional bag of groceries or a case of your favorite brew.  It easily turns from 1200 cubic inches into 2200 cubic inches on the fly.”

The pack incorporates three built in compartments. The main roll top compartment is large and has RF welded seams making it completely waterproof.  The middle compartment is perfect for a laptop and the smaller compartment is designed for personal organization.  In addition to these, the expandable area is always ready for use when needed.

The Vandal has also stepped up the design on the backpack harness by integrating a frame sheet and fiberglass rods for support and comfort.  This makes the Vandal much more comfortable than other cycling packs and has given it enhanced stability under heavy loads. The Vandal is PVC free and only uses fabrics coated with urethane.  In addition to the environmental benefits, urethane coatings are much tougher than PVC and better retain their waterproof capabilities.

 Specs:

 –  Weatherproof Capacity:  1200 cubic inches
 –  External Cargo Expander 1000 cubic inches
 –  Materials:  Urethane Coated Nylon (PVC free)
 –  Load Suspension:  LDPE Frame Sheet with Fiberglass Stays
 –  Removable waist strap with optional load bearing waist belt

 Retail Price:  $225   Made in the USA with a Life Time Warranty

Mission Workshop Products are sold online at http://www.missionworkshop.com/ and through select retailers nationwide.

San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz Festival 2009 a Huge Success

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

There was a swarming mass of humanity on Fillmore betwixt Eddy and Jackson enjoying the Yelp-rated Fillmore Jazz Festival today.

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Crab garlic fries. Yes, crab garlic fries:

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Swinging on the Geary Bridge. Beginners welcome:

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Today’s swing sched:

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Pony rides, as one might expect to see so near to bucolic Post Street.

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Tired doggies resting on Fillmore Street:

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Ordinary people doing the extraordinary – the San Francisco Police Department. Starting salary at over $72,000. They’re hiring!

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The biggest bank of Honda generators I’ve ever seen. Well, at least they don’t call it an “Eco-Urban” festival, the way they do with the Union Street Fair.

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The Fillmore Jazz Fest continues tomorrow.

See you there!

FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION:

Every summer on July 4th weekend in San Francisco, Fillmore Street is home to the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast: The Fillmore Jazz Festival.

 

The festival annually attracts more than 90,000 people from all over the City, the Bay Area, and beyond.  Visitors gather to celebrate and enjoy a musical tradition of live jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel as well as local culture and fine cuisine in the heart of the city by the bay.

 

This year the Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary by once again blending art and soul from sunup to sundown, from Jackson to Eddy, presenting the music of old favorites as well as new ‘up and comers’ on multiple stages. You can also browse 8 blocks of fine arts and crafts, enjoy gourmet food and beverages, and participate in cooking demos by the Fillmore’s finest chefs.

 

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San Francisco’s 59th Annual Juneteenth Celebration a Huge Success

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

San Francisco’s 59th Annual Juneteenth Celebration went off without a hitch. See what it looked like here on SFGate.

Juneteenth Parade
June 20, 2009
Location: start @ Hamilton Park on Post Street

Juneteenth Festival Celebration
June 20-21, 2009
Location: Civic Center Plaza

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Confetti everywhere during the parade in front of City Hall:

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If that San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi in there?

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Yes it is, with his Bianchi Milano cafe racer bicycle

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Here’s Chris Jackson of the San Francisco Community College Board

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And Public Defender Jeff Adachi

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1964 300K Letter Series Chrysler. That thing got a Hemi? Sadly no, how about a Wedge instead?

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All Corvettes are Red, except those that aren’t

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Barack Obama was there, sort of.

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As was the Census Bureau

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And the kids from UCSF Division of Clinical Pharmacology were looking for healthy smokers, something like this: Pharmacogenetics of Nicotine Metabolism in African-Americans. Make $300  by joining the study, why don’t you?

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And if meat is murder, then Civic Center was the site of a massacre this weekend

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See you next year!

Numerous Horses on San Francisco’s Bucolic Post Street

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

This was the scene today on Post Street, home to the RV lifestyle as well as  Japantown.

Can you see the horsies? Everybody likes horsies.

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Something to do with the Juneteenth Festival Parade, or something.

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At the end, all you could see were the “leavings”

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But DPW should have that swept away soon enough.

See you next year.