Sunday, January 31, 2010


Maybe one of these days I'll come across a pedal-powered bookmobile.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Public Art

One of my favorite activities in the San Francisco is to explore by bicycle the variety of public art. This "natural" piece is located in Hayes Valley.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I was riding along the waterfront near the Bay Bridge and noticed my reflection against a building window.

Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK Jr. Day

It's been raining on and off during the past week in San Francisco so I haven't been riding as much I usually do.

But today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I found time to participate in a Tour de MLK Jr. with a few stops during rain breaks.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pavement to Parks

I joined a few friends on a short bike ride to see one of San Francisco's "Pavement to Parks."

This is an innovative program to transform underutilized space - sometimes roads that aren't critical to the city's transportation network - into public gathering spaces.

This is the Showplace Triangle located near an art college. During the day, it's a gathering spot for students and popular for lunch breaks.

This space used to be a road and a car parking lot - and now it's a gathering spot for pedestrians and bicyclists.

One of the goals of "Pavement to Parks" is to transform these public spaces with simple changes that don't require much money.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Labor March

The Globe Live 3 makes its debut capturing footage of the recent high-turnout labor march for hotel workers in San Francisco.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Union Rally

Yesterday I participated in a protest march with UniteHere! Local 2 hotel union employees who are fighting for fare wages and benefits.

I biked along with the march of thousands of hotel workers and their allies, plus hundreds of police officers.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Along Ocean

Over the weekend I took a bike ride with friends along Ocean Beach. I captured parts of the ride on the dedicated bike paths along and near the beach.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ocean View

The first weekend in 2010 brought incredibly clear skies weather. That basically means a bike ride to Ocean Beach, which is about a 20 minute bike ride from my place.

The "One Less Car" tube top continues to get lots of attention from strangers who appreciate the simple message.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Another fun San Francisco tradition is the Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW) event that takes place on Easter Sunday. Next year will be the 10th anniversary.

BYOBW used to be held on the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco.

But enough neighbors complained so for the past few years BYOBW has been held on the less famous crooked Vermont Street in Potrero Hill.

It's wonderful to see all the participants dressed up in the spirit of utter lunacy and fun.

You can search BYOBW or the full name of the event to find all kinds of crazy YouTube videos.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Smores Bicycle

My friend David G. has this amazing bicycle to make smores.

You can view other photos of his unique bike here.

It's an amazing treat to share with strangers, who clearly don't expect to be roasting marshmellows from a bicycle.

Photo credit: David G. from his camera phone.