Friday, July 31, 2009

bike narcissism

I love pictures of me on my bike. self portraits are especially fun.

le tour tourist by schwinn

anyone want to buy this lovely lady ride?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

my mixte

I am obsessed with bikes. I am obsessed with bike touring and step through frames. I just purchased a SOMA mixte that I am building up all custom and quite special with the help of pedal revolution. I have such stories to tell and coming soon- the ultimate ladies touring machine!

Monday, July 27, 2009

miss mission

thank you miss mission for being there and you. 

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Touring Thoughts

Touring is the next big thing. It seems like everyday I am hearing or reading or thinking or talking about bike touring. Other people are thinking so too. Here is a group of fine San Francisco cyclists I met at Sam P. Taylor state park. They too were on an overnight, cook out type of ride from the city.
Among the group were two fellow SF bike journalists, authors of SF Wiggle and Post Car Adventuring. Both blogs are great and the latter is specifically about touring. It's easy to understand the touring appeal, since you can load a bike with everything you need to comfortably travel the world. And in our back yard, sights like this:
See you on the road!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fashion Wheel: Summer at the Park

This man was headed toward Dolores Park, just in time for the SF Symphony concert and just after Sunday Streets. Of note are his white tires, mixte frame, bern helmet, movie star sunglasses, neckerchief, admirers in the mini.

team ride it like a girl

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Reason to Ride a Bike

A muni light rail train crashes into another muni lrt. ouch.

Trainwreck2 copy
Originally uploaded by 2Girls1Queen

Thursday, July 9, 2009

pink parisian

pink parisian
Originally uploaded by warbin k
speaking of paris parking, here is one of my favorite bikes in the world patiently parked in my most favorite (so far) city in the world. click on the image for more paris pics including behind the scenes at a real butcher shop where they cut meat.

paris parking

A clever bike parking job on a narrow paris street. This is what happens when the streets aren't designed for cars. VIP parking for all!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mona Caron

Here's a shot of the Mona Caron poster I bought at one of her mural fundraisers. So nice.

Po Campo Bags Chicago

Still obsessed with bikes today, I stumbled upon Po Campo, a chicago bicycle bag manufacturer that makes some styling rack and handlebar bags. I couldn't resist loving and posting the "bike and be free image" from their site. Also loving the rack bag:

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Short Shorts Short

My friend Clark produced this nice video about a fixed gear rider and party producer that likes to wear short shorts. Enjoy yourself and have a look.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

farewell environment

today i bid farewell to a termed post at SF Environment. Of course the highlight of leaving the job was using the cycletruck to haul my accumulated crap home. probably shouldn't have so much crap. btw, tongue sticking out helps balance the load.

carrying things

one of the reasons I like bikes so much is because they carry things, such as the rider. Besides the rider, I LOVE seeing bikes carrying things like other people, groceries, and mountains of cardboard. ok, these below are technically tricycles, but cycle is the important part. And how about some super-duty wheels to carry all these heavy loads?