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South by bike with no car.

I’ve written before how great it is to get a boost on your way out of the City with your bike.  Last month we went on a great trip south with a group of friends.  They all started out right from the City on Friday and Saturday, but I had Sunday Streets to attend and attend […]

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Sunday Streets 2009

Sunday Streets is coming back. More neighborhoods, more Sundays.  We need your help to make it a sucess.  This is a tough year to raise money, but it’s a good year to provide free fun events for people to enjoy.  Bike, walk, dance, yoga and hula hoops – it’s all coming back. 1) Sunday, April […]

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Riding with kids

Hats off to all you SF bikey parents.  We salute you. When the borrowed child is attached to your bike via a borrowed tag-along, you know where they are.  I assume that kids who’ve grown up in the City, have been a passenger on your bike, have been a tag-along kid, and then get their […]

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North Coast Weekend

Want to get out of town for the weekend?  Somewhere you can park the rental car and not have to drive again until you leave several days later?  Sleep in a tent while listening to the crashing waves?  Bike into town for dinner without worrying about traffic on the road? We gottcha covered. Just about […]

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Marin Day Away

A few weekends ago we decided that it would be nice to get out of the city on our bikes.  In order to get further then I can pedal out and back in one day, we ride our bikes to 7th and Market and hop on the Golden Gate Transit bus with our bikes and ride […]

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Breathing again.

Now that the election is over I feel like I can breathe again.  Thank you Velo Vouge http://velovogue.blogspot.com  for appreciating my flag laden bike on election day.    Happy Obama Time! That’s my lock pocket in my basket.  Helps me know I always have my lock and cable when I head out the door.  The orange ribbon […]

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Fix it yourself

  The one thing about my bike that I’m permanently struggling with is keeping the brakes aligned.  They get so much use in San Francisco that the pads wear down quite quickly and they never seem to sit properly on the rims or have the right amount of travel.  They’re v-brakes, which for some reason have these […]

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Walking the baby to sleep

In August 2008 my wife gave birth to our first kid. We named him Paulo. He’s pretty awesome. In the 6 weeks I had off from work (just went back this Monday), I spent my time walking around downtown to get him to take his naps (he’s one of those urban babies who just wants […]

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Car Lite Vacation in Tahoe

Once you live without a car, or with little car use, your tolerence for sitting in or driving an automobile goes way down.  For starters, they go so fast and feel quite dangerous.  Then, there is the feeling that you are missing so much – zipping by at 50 mph or more.  There is life […]

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Sunday Streets SF Streetfilm

Here it is, in case you didn’t make it out to Sunday Streets SF.  This is what a city with fewer cars can look like. Less cars, more life. StreetFilms Sunday Streets SF