Tuesday, May 29, 2012

mobile app: parking douche

i bet sf department of sidewalk parking would like to see the parking douche app at work in san pancho.

Monday, May 28, 2012

snoball makes modeling debut

I was checking the hours for birite market to see if they close early tonight. they don't close early and my bike (with a birite bag in the basket) is featured as one of the banner images on their website. modeling for birite

bike brains

not sure who to credit for this awesome graphic. if you know, please share. the quote reads, *the computer is like a bicycle for our brains*, but I prefer to interpret the meaning as, *bikes on brain*. I certainly do have them on mine.

Monday, May 21, 2012

feliz cinco de mayo

so i am a bit late for cinco de mayo, but that is okay.

pictured here snoball wears her newest paper flower, made from the tissue lining that wrapped a delicious bottle of patron silver.  this replaces the marigold she had been wearing since el dia de los muertos.

Friday, May 11, 2012

on the wiggle

my friend lawrence created this awesome pop jingle as a public service announcement for one of san francisco's best known bike lane secrets, the wiggle.  Snoball and Ramona are featured all over this video, can you see us?


back in the day before there were bike lanes, the wiggle was identifiable by riding from the intersection at duboce and church toward the panhandle- by always selecting the flattest direction of travel at each subsequent intersection. Now, as of yesterday, BTWD, the wiggle not only has a jingle with a video, it has has painted sharrows at Waller and Steiner,  one of the most controversial intersections on the route, to alert drivers that this is a bike route and to advise them of the cyclist's probable path

. Wiggle it
photo credit: caltexican

Great advocacy work, Lawrence (for the Wiggle PSA) and the Bike Coalition (for the sharrrows and bike lanes)!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Kick Start MamakSF

Editor's Note: There may be someone that reads this blog, but does not read Velo Vogue.  This cross post is for you! 

Ian Deleporte is an amazing member of the San Francisco bike community and the kind of guy that makes you just happy to be.   Combine his awesome personality with smarts, skills, and the flavors of a Malaysian heritage and you have mamakSF.    Watch the video to see Ian's plan for building a food cart bicycle, from which he will serve up Malaysian inspired foods like Toadies and Rojak, and then kickstart this awesome effort with a little collective love.

Want to taste first? You'll  be able to try mamakSF wares this Saturday, May 12 at the Public Bikes pop up shop grand opening party at 599 Valencia St. from 2-6.   MamakSF will be serving alongside Hot Bike and The Pop Nation, two other non-motorized mobile food businesses.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


a place where bikes decorate the homescape
porch bike
and streets are sprinkled with cherry blossoms

Friday, May 4, 2012

the cadillac of cycles, sort of

the idea of stationary cycling while riding in an SUV is just wrong on so many levels.  beware these pictures may give you nightmares, but you can see  more luxury SUV imagery here.