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Always with the dogs in the sidecar. Always.
A worthy effort, but not up to the level of SURF Alaska, the gold standard of San Francisco hipsterdom.
You know what? I used to be in P.R.
What that means that I get to sit on my ass all day long and pass judgment on all those, those people (who are younger/cuter/smarter/more educated than I) what try to do P.R. or marketing or whathaveyou in the 415.
Like when they send me those pfd or pdf or whatever-they’re called files, you know those exotic things that you need special software to open, you know some program they probably make you pay for. Boy, that really grinds my gears!
Now, take the case of this new DODOcase company. Handmade cases for your iPads and Kindles ‘n stuff? How stupid! And this stupid tricycle thing? That’s stupid too! Doesn’t anybody know how to do things the right way, the way I used to do things?
Apparently not! How is this supposed to attract attention?
Hey, did I mention I used to be in P.R.?
Today, Sunday, October 24th, 2010, is a looking a little soggy so the 2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest West is heading indoors and starting an hour later, at 12:15 PM this afternoon.
All the deets, below.
COME INSIDE FROM THE RAIN AND ROCK OUT AT THE LIBRARY
Free concerts for Kids!
Come inside from the rain and rock out at the library with the 2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest Main Stage Event!
Check out the Bay Area’s coolest kindie rock bands at a music festival inside the Main Library on October 24th, starting at 12:15 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of lit-kindie rock featuring performances by The Sippy Cups, Frances England, The Time Outs, The Devil-Ettes and Pip Squeak A-Go-Go.
The 2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest West is FREE and open to the public.
Presented by the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, in partnership with Sunday Streets (Civic Center/Tenderloin), there’ll be giveaways, good times and more. Come shake, rattle and roll at the Library—all in the name of literacy! For more information, please visit SFPL.org/Tricycle
2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest West Main Stage
October 24th, 12:15 p.m.. – 3:30 p.m.
Main Library (100 Larkin St.)
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level
A family decision – to buy the new Lexus hybrid or not. Click to expand:
A passionate pink Smart Car Four-Two Passion:
The Scions look like Matchbox Cars, right?
Hands up – who here has a Lexus? The SEMA boys painted this IS350 using the flattest finish known to Man. That’s not primer, it’s paint:
I think the South Koreans are arriving a little late at the boaty chromed-up car party, but anyway, here’s your giant 2010 Hyundai Equus – ask about their bullet-proof model:
A woody Mini Clubman station wagon, of course:
Honda makes jets? Sort of, with a little help from GE. Buy your HondaJet HA420 starting in 2011:
And here’s your new Piaggio tricycle scooter – ask about their hybrid model:
And that’s your San Francisco International Car Show for 2009.
All the models, after the jump.
Check out just one of the handful of Italian-made three-wheel Piaggio MP3 scooters I’ve seen recently on the Streets of San Francisco. Is it one of them new gas-electric hybrid models? Non so, can’t tell them apart. But let’s imagine it’s a 125cc hybrid with electric boost. Kewl.
You’ll note that Piaggio did it the hard way, by having two wheels up front. These little putt putts stand up by themselves until you get the revs over 1400 RPM – at that point the front wheels unlock from each other so you can turn.
This fellow heading up Kearny had no complaints, anyway:
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And fashionable Italian women just seem to love these newfangled contraptions. See?
Don’t forget your helmet. Safety first:
Esaminilo, madre! Nessun mani!
The tragedy of helmet hair:
Let’s hear from the folks at Modern Vespa from just east of the bay area in Walnut Creek, way out in CoCo County:
And people start cross-country journey on these things in our little burg owing to the fact that the Lincoln Highway used to end here.
They start at just $7200 – order yours today!
This fellow is waiting at a traffic signal between the lanes on an Interstate 101 offramp somewhere in San Mateo County.
The six foot high pennants are a nice touch. Don’t leave home without them, especially when lane-splitting on a recumbent trike.
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Vaya con Dios, jinete del triciclo.
Now you might think this fellow zooming down Golden Gate Avenue (not too far from where Patty Hearst spent a few terrifying months) is standing on a California Chariot, but you’d be wrong because this backwards tricycle appears to have pedals and a drivetrain.
Complete with his “Wild Kid” T-shirt, this man has got it going on, leaning this way and that down Ignatius Heights.
For those about to trike, we salute you.