Saturday, December 31, 2011

pinch me, i'm dreaming

riding up 15th street the other day, I could hardly believe my eyes. Am I in china (where people carry shit loads of stuff on bikes)? is this guy carrying four new bikes on his bike, plus a hugeous backpack? yes, he was. yes, those were four new PUBLIC bikes. I should have asked him where he was headed, but all I could muster was a photo and, "nice cargo, homey."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

talking in the shadows

A favorite shot from my christmas eve ride with a dear friend to see a dear friend. I never made it to my destination, her majesty's residence, the taj mahovel, as the last ferry to san francisco beckoned just as we drew near, some 20 miles out and after riding for two hours. Another ride fail, but alas no ride is a failure. As for my dear friend whose company I did not grant myself the time to enjoy, I will make it up to you (us).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Reindeer Bike

Everyone knows reindeer fly. This close up of one in the wild makes it that much more clear why. Happy flying friends as you pedal into another year.
click on the image to see the reindeer up close

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Little Note

I was parked in front of a place I go and when I came out someone had left snoball a special note.

why thank you, nice person.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I am Wonder Woman

Mike Joos is a cyclist and an awesome artist. He's done a series of superheroes on bikes, superheroes as cats, and other lovely culture morphs. I am the wonder woman pictured here and that is my bike.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

street art from india

bike just happened to be there.   From Unurth.

ghost riding with babochkov



sometimes i get down on myself for missing rides, but really i ride just about everyday and everywhere. often i ride with G and A. last night A hit a pothole and crashed. this is a too short, but sweet video of G ghost riding with A's bike after A took off in an ambulance. We were riding with a sound system, hence the music. (can you name the tune?) below behold A.

photo by babochkov

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

bow-gun

one day cruising down townsend my bike radar spotted this poor darling. i had a few minutes to spare on my way to a work appointment so i rolled back for another look. wonder how this happened, y-ouch.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Super Grandpa Rig

Here is a post I guest wrote for CYLRAB. Figured since it is so great, and it is my work I will post it here too, for all my loyal readers and commenters. The first time I saw this man I was in awe. The second time, I recognized him as I made out his form up the block and whipped out my camera. Ah-ma-zing.

Super Grandpa Rig

Once a life has been changed by cycling, the notion of not riding becomes a threat to all that is good and true. As demonstrated here by Super Grandpa, of San Francisco, no expense will be spared to accommodate the aging cyclist in her/his quest to be mobile. Do you know someone who exudes this sentiment and clearly will always ride? Do you know this man, whose image was captured on Dolores Street? I'd love to learn more about him and how he fashioned his bike support system, as I figure I will be doing the same in a few decades.

Monday, August 29, 2011

step brothers, baron davis and steve nash ride a tandem

favorite nba stars + plenty of bike footage = wheelright loves this.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

boy blog

fuck yeah bikes and beards is not a blog about biking to sf giants games. its is, instead, a beautiful tumblr about bikes and boys with beards. i like a good beard and i love bikes. this blog is a well done winner and unique enough to get my lazy bones to post here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

good luck charms

hello bike kitty
I notice a lot of seat charms around town. I wonder if there is a flickr group yet, anyone know?

Monday, July 11, 2011

one minute ride

today turning from market onto dolores I saw this pack of bmx kids and stopped to shoot their photo, just as they started rolling out.

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They all lined up at 14th street waiting for the light so they could bomb the hill, something I do just about every morning (except i dont wait for the light, I either bomb it or stop at the bottom depending on the timing.)

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so i made a quick decision to roll down the hill with them and video it. The result is 51 seconds of fun. If i reacted quicker, I wouldnt have had to shift gears up, as you will see near the end. bad videography and all, I find this really awesome.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

yuki rolls the manta ray

IMG950310 Yuki with the manta ray and mike's single speed lovely- photo by iron mike

Dear faithful readers and those new to wheelright,

This blog is about rides I don't take. this post, however, has a twist, it's about a ride I facilitated by loaning out one of my prized rusty possessions, the schwinn manta ray. This stripped down oversized stingray sports white wheels from a 24 inch hollywood and a special ape hanger specific basket. My friend iron mike wanted to roll with yuki, visiting from out of town, and she needed a bike. At 5 feet tall, Yuki fit perfectly on the manta ray (and the run a bout, but with 16 inch wheels,that bike isn't too practical for longer rides). We lowered the banana seat, and she was off, for about a 10 mile ride. It makes me happy to have bikes for friends. Next post, I promise, will be about a ride I take.

love, ramona wheelright

p.s. here is what a fully loaded manta ray looks like

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

midsummer night's ride

Gray Skies
midsummer's day is old school for summer solstice and that was yesterday and so an extension of this idea gives us the title of this post. below is a picture from david nichols, presumably taken from his iphone tonight while experiencing the presidio from butterlap, a weekly san francisco night time loop group ride. some times this spot is perfect for viewing an iridescent sunset. tonight, it was still light, the horizon nestled between gray clouds. i didn't make the ride due to a flat tire and not enough ganas to fix it 'right now' and as I look at the still light 9pm sky and david's photo, I am now deeply remorseful for not pushing through, fixing the tire, and riding. lesson for next time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Riding a BART Tunnel

Sherwood be fun to do this. From an article about the "birth of BART"
Also worth contemplating is this unveiling of a BART train in 1965. Makes me feel ill that we haven't progressed since then. High speed Rail 2015!

Monday, May 16, 2011

my frances

I have reason to believe this is a photo of my bike. me and josh muir have been working out the details for this lady for a year!! Two procrastinators getting shit done.

Friday, April 1, 2011

bike fuel

enjoy the irony of petroleum based plastic gas cans piled up on this bike. another shot from Things Organized Neatly. Photo Credit Ramulad Hazoume, La Roulotte, 2004.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

snoball at night

P1060799 This shot was taken year ago in the shakespeare garden in ggp. it feels like forever since then.

Friday, March 11, 2011

forks organized neatly

this beautiful image showed itself up on things organized neatly
and is credited to the working bike cooperative in Chicago usa. i love the blue schwinner.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

bikes y coffee

Coffee y Bikes this beauty of beauties photo is from dapper lad cycles, on flickr and part of an "homage to la meligrosa" group called coffee y bikes. te kiero, mg. carinosamente, rambona

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ramona for Bike Drawings

look ma, no handsEver since I found the blog, Bike Drawings a few weeks ago, I've been excited about sending in a submission. I've been doodling bikes for years, amongst other things like anthropomorphic animals. So rather than sketch up something new, I started thumbing through some old notebooks and voila, Look Ma No Hands. My art is usually a bit dark and cynical, can you tell? So here's your wheelright preview, let's see if this ends up on the site. :)

Riding Indoors

This lovely photo is of Jean Claude Brialy and Anna Karina, in Paris of course, from the site Rides A Bike- photos of famous people on bikes. I love this shot in all its frenchness and I love the idea of riding indoors, in open spaces with wood floors. My apartment is 24 feet long and I can ride a revolution or so in a straight line before I run out of space. What if I had an old converted warehouse type space where I could ride in circles and figures eights? Parties would certainly be more fun.

Monday, February 14, 2011

bike drawings

from bike drawings, a tumblr site of people's drawings of bikes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

1 mph chase

1MPH Heist
click to enlarge image
cops and robbers on filbert between polk and larkin.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

vintage bike snob

26 Ballon Tire
red balloon tires and it's lightweight! found this beautiful poster on flickr courtesy of hebegebeez. danke.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

wheelright in amsterdam 2000

ramona wheelright in love with amsterdam 2000
new year 2000 i visited amsterdam for the first time. this is me in love. I drove a car from hamburg to a^dam after new year zwei thousand in berlin, and once i made it through the outer ring road, I realized amsterdam was a bicycle city. i feel silly now for not knowing that in advance, but it WAS my first time out of the country... I ditched the car and spent one of the first weeks of my life out of "urban" southern california and my first time ever in a true bicycle culture. I would never be the same.

i cry for a car free life. i live without a car, but i ride with cars, and every time i am on the road there is tension. biking in san francisco is a functional contrast of relaxation and stress, more lovely than not, but there is better. there is bike culture. give me bike culture(not counterculture), give me bicycle(mobility)asylum now. please.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Meadow Opens in New York


The Meadow, my favorite salt shop, in Portland, opened a New York City store. Here's a photo from their blog of the new store. Not surprisingly, there are bikes parked in front. Bikes and Salt, another union of two of my favorite things. Read all about the Meadow, and salt, at Salt News.

xmas and new year

Last run
Photo Credit: mysaliva
This may be a bit abstract, but nothing seems to sum up the holiday season for me more than this shot from Shanghai, a KFC delivery bicycle.  Bienvenido DoS Milonce, te espero.