Our Golden Gate Park Panhandle bike path / performance stage:
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I guess this is a thing on the Streets of San Francisco…
I just can’t tell if the pedicab driver is making some kind of statement or just efficiently keeping the sun, the burning sun, we hates it forever, off of his noggin…
The SFMTA’s Crazy Traffic Signals at Fell and Shrader in the Western Addition, Just North of the PanhandleFriday, November 14th, 2014
The SFMTA makes all kinds of mistakes all the time, but it’s afraid to admit that it ever might have made a mistake ever, oh well.
Check out the newish light signals at Fell and Shrader:
(Filmed in Nike-Vision, except this woman is a real person who lives in the area and just happened to be passing through – quite unacceptable to those who reside in Niketown.)
So I understand the red bike and the upraised hand signal – so far so good.
And I understand the next phase, the I-do-what-I-want phase:
And then there’s this:
And then this:
And then back to all-red.
So now I understand what the SFMTA means, but I needed to study the lights.
IMO, the SFMTA should be focused on safety instead of ideology. IMO, the SFMTA should strive to keep things simple. IMO, the SFMTA should factor human nature into into its signal schemes. For example, this woman here entered into the intersection way late and had to rely upon the driver seeing her. Is the SFMTA at all curious as to why people might be confused by this unique-in-the-world intersection with its current signal setup? Not at all.
Electric Skateboard Unicycle! – This Tech Bro is a “Onewheel” “Beta Rider” – Bonus: Seussian Facial HairFriday, October 24th, 2014
This is a scene from the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, famous for its late-night, bully-boy, strong-arm bicycle robbers, and its “Have-You-Seen-My-Lost-Drone?” posters, and its winding bike path, which has become a test track for novel personal conveyances.
As here, with this Onewheel, a “self-balancing electric skateboard”
Four white LEDs up front as headlights and four red LEDs in the rear as taillights? Of course.
Kickstarter funded? Of course.
On Instagram? Of course.
Engineering degree from Stanfoo? Of course.
Mountain View-based? Of course.
Future Motion Inc founder and Onewheel Inventor
Onewheel was imagined and developed by Kyle Doerksen, an inventor and design engineer who’s been dreaming about one wheeled vehicles for years. He has built hardware products from kids toys to consumer electronics to medical devices and works to create magical new experiences through technology. Electric vehicles are his passion and Onewheel is an expression of the true freedom and excitement that electric vehicles can achieve.
Onewheel launched successfully on Kickstarter in January 2014 and thanks to the support of our amazing backers the Onewheel dream is becoming a reality!
Onewheel is based in Mountain View, California and is a privately held company focused on the development of advanced personal vehicles.”
A Good Cyclist and a Bad Cyclist on Fell Street at the Crazy, SFMTA-Designed Intersection with ShraderTuesday, October 14th, 2014
The light for this car was green green green, perhaps for two seconds as the cyclist that you can see on the right came down from the Panhandle bike path, camera left.
OTOH, the cyclist on the left saw the lights and managed to not run the red light – you can see her sort of chuckling at her friend there.
IMO, this would have been a 100% cyclist-at-fault accident, but I’m not 100% sure it would have gotten written up as such, oh well.
I’m also not sure why the SFGov/SFMTA/SFBC Establishment established this set-up to route traffic from the bike path into Golden Gate Park/JFK Drive – I suppose it’s a bit faster for cyclists, compared with the obvious alternatives.
But the whole system breaks down if the nut behind the steering wheel, or in this case, the handle bars, doesn’t know when she has lost the right of way…
Uh Oh: Many Many Outside Lands 2014 Tickets from Scalpers are Turning Out to be Fake – Here’s What They Look LikeFriday, August 8th, 2014
Like all these tickets are fake, per the SFPD:
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So if you try to use your fake ticket at the box office it won’t work, sorry.
Here’s a close-up from from Cornell Banard:
How can you tell a fake from a real ticket? I don’t think you can.
Many many fakes are out there:
@KimKardashian I got sold a fake ticket to outside lands fest to see Kanye!! Can you help me????
Waiting around by boxoffice watching all manner of teary-eyed white 20-somethings stomp away screaming on phones abt fake tix
Don’t buy tickets from scalpers. Judging by the amount of tears at the entry gate, they are almost all fake. Duh.
So, choose wisely.
(You can always try to go over or under The Wire, but that kind of thing probably won’t work.)
Sneaking Into Outside Lands 2014: It Can Be Done, But It’s Hard – Remembering the Old Days, When It Was EasyFriday, August 8th, 2014
[UPDATE: You can always try your luck with the scalpers but there’s a huge wave of pretty good looking fakes out there this year, sorry. Oh, and here’s a sampling of the citations the SFPD has issued to people getting caught trying to sneak in on this first day of the 2014 event:
Back in the day, back in the aughts, all you had to do to sneak into Outside Lands was deal with just one eight-foot cyclone fence.
You had the option of going under the wire or over the wire.
Here’s under. See how that worked? Easy peasy.
Well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence plus the line posts were placed too far apart:
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And here’s an example of over. This is called the bum rush:
You could get away with this kind of thing a few years ago.
But nowadays, things have changed. You won’t be able find these weaknesses in 2014.
Oh, your friend Badger’s working on the inside this year and he’s going to let you and your buds in?
Well, that might work.
But the days of a single chain link fence between you and your tunes are over at the Outside Lands
Just saying, once again.
Forget Meals on Wheels, How About Bites from Bikes? New “FastBites” Will Deliver a Single Slice of Pizza to You via CyclistsFriday, July 11th, 2014
All the deets:
“Deliver for FastBite! Flexible Hours! (SOMA / south beach)
Are you looking for a fun and reliable job? Do you love delicious food? We want you on our team!
FastBite is a new startup in San Francisco that is changing the way people order food. Customers can get pizza slices and other popular menu items delivered within minutes straight from their mobile phone. We’re looking for enthusiastic team members to help us deliver happy customers!
Pay: $16 per hour
Location: San Francisco
Hours: Any and all combinations of the hours below. You pick your days!
Weekday Dinner (6pm – 10pm) AND/OR
Weekend Dinner (6pm – 10pm)
– MUST know how to check texts, email, use internet, and use maps on a smart phone
– Be smiley and personable
– Have a bicycle and easy access to the city
– Be excited about food!
– Have a clean appearance…”
Forget about the high-heeled scooter riders of yesteryear. We have more important business now.
This one’s a little tough to spot at first, but if you click to expand this photo, you’ll see the telltale blue smoke of a gasoline-and-oil-burning two-stroke Peugeot moped on Valencia Street in the Sunny Mission district.
Depending on the state of tune, you can have something like half of the fuel and oil you put in spewed out the tailpipe unburned.
Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk….
Such are the ways of aging two-stroke engines.
So fashion has a price, after all.