Posts Tagged ‘riding’

The Rental Bike Bros of Civic Center – But LimeBikes Have Been Banned by SFGov for a Year and a Half, to “Protect” Us, Right? Doing Tricks in Front of City Hall

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

One assumes these yoots came into town via BART, you know, one assumes.

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Now let’s hear from Actual Journalist Dan Brekke of KQED about the SFMTA Lime Bike Ban:

The companies, San Mateo-based LimeBike and Beijing-based Ofo, are among a handful of firms that hoped to expand into the city after the SFMTA began taking permit applications last July. But the firms were barred from doing business in San Francisco until at least mid-2019 when the SFMTA announced earlier this month it was granting an exclusive permit to New York-based Jump Bikes to place 250 dockless electric bikes on city streets for an 18-month pilot project.

And hey, isn’t it ironic, dontcha think, that one can venture into Civic Center from the Western Reaches, the Great Sand Waste of western Frisco and encounter more people riding JUMP!* rental bikes AND LimeBike rentals than vaunted FordGoBikes? And hold on, seeing ppl pushing stolen GoBikes doesn’t count, and seeing sometimes totally full “docks” of giant FORD**, FORD, FORD, FORD-logo’ed bikes sitting in the Western Addition, some for the whole live-long day, also doesn’t count.

(Is Ford Gobike like in the process of failing right now? We’ll see. Hey, is our SFMTA pleased with the low usage figures of the heavily marketed but somewhat unpopular with the populace GoBike? Well, not currently, but they’re not going to come right out and say that I don’t think.)

Anyway, ppl together riding LimeBikes in Frisco is new on me.

*By coincidence, also SFMTA-approved, oddly, in a kind of short term rental bike duopoly (the other half of which is the old-school “docked” Gobike program) that just got created by the SFMTA. But AFAIK, there are only 250 of them JUMP bikes on our streets so far. The usage figures show they get used on average 4.x times per day? I can believe that, at least for non-broken, operational JUMP bikes. 

**Who was kind of a Nazi – discuss the pros and cons of that allegation amongst yourselves

JUMP! Rental Bike Riders Don’t Drive Too Good

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

You can’t miss these bright orange rides these days, particularly the past month or so.

Like look at this fellow on Market – like how much a third of a horsepower has helped him to haul him and his buddy up to 20 MPH straddling the MUNI tracks. Talk about making good time.

Anyway, this is just an observation:

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More caution is advised…

Only In Frisco: Shredding Though Costco #144 on a Skateboard

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Think it was Herb Caen who did Only In Frisco, or Only in Marin, one of those.

In any event, as seen south of Market:

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The Scariest Halloween Costume Yet: Tech Bro Riding $1500 Electric Skateboard on the Sidewalk

Monday, November 6th, 2017

A very realistic portrayal:

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San Francisco, 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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I’d totally wear one of these – I’m jelly.

A Close Shave in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

But Rec and Park has gotta mow Speedway Meadow and sunbathers have gotta sunbathe, I suppose

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Seemed a bit close tho…

For a Lot of Visitors, This is as Close as They Will Get to Riding in an Actual Cable Car – “Rails? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Rails”

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The wait for a $7 one-way trip on a real cable car can be super long, so a lot of people are never able to scratch a ride off their bucket list. This is a decent substitute, I s’pose:


Famous Ross Perot came to town once and had a high old time riding around in one of these things with his posse, and he’s a billionaire, used to doing all kinds of new things. Anyway, he found the experience memorable…

Distracted Riding

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Maybe texting, maybe not texting – I didn’t see him texting anyway.


And, as the sheep in Animal Farm used to say, One Earpod Good, Two Earpods Baaaad.

Can’t Tell If This is an Act of Selfy or Not – Riding Bikes in Golden Gate Park – This is How We Live Now in 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Tiny Pooch Comes Prepared to Ride a Motorcycle in Frisco – A Black Backpack and White Goggles do the Trick

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Via Frisco photographer James Corrigan – he’s Everywhere You Want To Be.

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