Friday, November 30, 2012

Ballers on bikes: D-Wade y LeBron ride Critical Mass in Miami

Both images via his instagram:

#bikelife -- Nice hashtag, LeBron.
The Heat went out for a ride after BARELY beating the Spurs bench last night. Would coach Pop ride a bike too in SA? :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Arthursday: Bicycle Sounds video

here's a video short that arrived in my inbox via the SF bicycle coalition earlier this week. this particular short is the winner of the Bike Short Film Festival Spring 2012 from NYC.


Bicycle Sounds from Stephen Meierding on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

happy birthday paxton gate!

one of the most unusual stores to get ideas, knickknacks and other things to please even that goth teen hiding behind thick black bangs in your family. looks like they are turning 20.

so it's quite fitting they have this unusual and old looking tricycle outside their kid's store. don't forget to shop local, one of a kind few for those presents!


story & image via mission local.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

35mm Bikes

It has been a bit since I have been out shooting pictures of my lovely fellow two wheelers.  In truth, much of my riding and shooting has been sidelined recently.  Pro-tip-  don't get arthritis if you like being very physical.  So this Thanksgiving day, I give you a little view into my San Francisco and a few of the bicycle people who populate it

through the wheel


roof parking

curb lean

Remember, after you spend some time being thankful for all your blessings, go out and ride your bike so you can burn some of those blessings off!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

the holidaze are here.

did they kind of sneak up on you like it snuck up on me? unfortunately, it is also that time of year for an uptick in bike thievery. h/t to jenny oh, who is quickly becoming a one woman behemoth of a bike savior for those bikes who have been snatched away from our precious bike locks in the bay area.

Lonely parts.

she sent out a reminder the other day about being extra vigilant, especially if you leave to visit loved ones, and i thought would be good to post here. if you are in the bay area, you can join the google group to report stolen bikes.

It's the Holiday Season, So Bike Owners -- Please Be Vigilant!

As my friend +Fred Moyer said to me online today, "This is the time of year Bad Santa and his evil elves make their rounds." He made the suggestion to remind folks to be on the alert when you're not at home and your possessions are left unattended.

So if you're going out of town, be extra careful about making sure your personal property is safe - and that includes your bicycles! There's been a rash of thefts lately with thieves breaking into garages and stealing unlocked bicycles.

If you don't have an alarm system, try and secure your garage so that no one can break-in without creating a lot of noise / attention.

If you have to leave your bikes in a garage, lock them securely. There's also been recent incidents of thieves cutting frames to steal bike parts, so be mindful of that as well.

Better yet, bring them inside while you're away and secure them in a safe place.

Let your neighbors know you'll be out of town, and ask them to keep an eye on your place if possible. Have them report any suspicious activity.

If you have any other tips, please share them!

Friday, November 16, 2012

F is for...

a Fell street Full of possibilities. the Future is wide open.

Efff yah! Fell street.

rain is now back in the bay area. time to get a bike with Fenders, check on those brakes, and get those reflective rain poncho/skirt/pants/cape/jacket/boots out of the closet, dusted off and ready for the bikey runway.

have a great weekend everyone. give someone you love a hug today.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Arthursday: Colourful maps by Aaron Meshon

How super cute are these?

Found via DesignWorkLife, Read more here: Aaron Meshon Illustrated Maps
© Aaron Meshon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Did your bike chose you?

googly eyes for your bike! kinda cute, right :)

 “Life always seems sweetest when we stumble upon a new experience, whether it be a new trial, an open road, rush hour traffic, a freshly tamped set of rollers or in this case a fixer upper project bike.”
via urbanvelo

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Henry Miller

“After a time, habituated to spending so many hours a day on my bike, I became less and less interested in my friends. My wheel had now become my one and only friend. I could rely on it, which is more than I could say about my buddies. It’s too bad no one ever photographed me with my friend. I would give anything now to know what we looked like.” 
— Henry Miller, My Bike and Other Friends // via 

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection,surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. []

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Arthursday: Click for larger view

You must:
›› Click here for larger view


© “Bicycle” Art Print by Ugo Gattoni
// via OMG posters

Bike+Beats and pretty peeps

hola all;
we wanted to share 2 of these week's events organized by two of our awesome local girlfriends MK+Gwen (and their cool crews+teams) here:

friday nov. 9th 9PM-2AM 
Baobab Village 3372 19th street / Mission

+ 11.9 facebook event page 
On Friday, November 9th, Bikes & Beats resurfaces after a brief hiatus to facilitate a fundraising fete for the newly-incorporated 501(c)3, San Francisco Yellow Bike Project. The B&B / SFYBP combo will take over the larger hall of the newly renovated Baobab Village (formerly Bollyhood Cafe) in the Mission with party-rocking DJ's (and cyclists) PARTY BEN (House Nation, Live 105.1FM) and MATT HAZE (Beats for Lunch, Silent Frisco) and the debut headlining performance of SKINS & NEEDLES, a live collaboration between DJ ZEPH (of Zeph & Azeem and the infamous Oakland Faders turntablist crew) and Crown City Rockers drummer, MAX MCVEETY. 
** All profits from the event will be donated to the San Francisco Yellow Bike Project and towards the medical fund for local bicycle hero Chuey Munkanta.
$10 suggested donation

Pedal Savvy at the SFBike Expo
Event Details:
Pedal Savvy fashion show 1:00pm, Nov. 10th and 11th
SF Bike Expo - November 10th and 11th 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cow Palace  2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, Ca 94015

SF Bike Expo and Pedal Savvy present “Falling in Love with Cycling”The 3rd annual Pedal Savvy bicycle fashion show taking place at the Cow Palace November 10th and 11th 2012 at 1:00pm will feature models styled to look fantastic on and off a bike through the ever changing climates faced on the daily ride.  Models will be rolling down the “bikeway” exhibiting a range of clothing and gear from bike specific brands to vintage and designer, all on sleek sexy bicycles. Pedal Savvy is pleased to introduce Nutcase Helmets, Civia Cycles and Huckleberry Bicycles as this year’s presenting sponsors.Pretty Parlor A Go Go, San Francisco’s first and only mobile beauty truck will be providing hair and makeup services for the fashion show models.
About Pedal Savvy:A fashion show that introduces new innovative lifestyle biking apparel and accessories to inspire cyclists to have great style on and off a bicycle.  As well as educate cyclists that their daily ride can be done comfortably and fashionably.Pedal Savvy strives to go beyond the fashion show and exist as a community resource for both cyclists and businesses on all things bicycle fashion related. 
About SF Bike Expo:A yearly bicycle event that takes place at the Cow Palace.  The SF Bike Expo now in it’s fifth year combines the sport, leisure and utility of cycling.  Its mission is to bring the bicycling cultures and communities together under one roof in order to inspire, introduce and invigorate.  A variety of bicycle related vendors exhibit their latest goods to the diverse crowd of participants while  athletes demo incredible skill during the many amazing dirt and road competitions.
+ fb event page 

+ + + + Lots of bikey events happening this weekend including the bike expo and citizen chain 5th anniv, pictures and sites are attached below. HAVE FUN!
 facebook event page + + fb page

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

VOTE! 2012

hola all;
I made this little card for the United States 2012 presidential election, which is today Tuesday, November 6th.

Laminate it, bike it as a spoke-card, postcard it, read as bookdivider Etc.
Here in San Francisco voting stickers are 2" but should fit most voting stickers or draw on it your own if you have voted by mail or sent in your absentee ballot.

Print › share › use them as you'd like.
But most importantly -VOTE-
// Get the (4x) set per letter-size sheet on Scribd HERE. //



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Arthursday: Tejubehan.

"I see a girl going somewhere on a bicycle, and I draw a whole group of girls, all of them on the way somewhere." -Tejubehan

"At its heart, however, the story is really a feminist story — a vision for women’s liberation in a culture with oppressive gender norms and limiting social expectations. In envisioning the woman of the city — biking, driving, flying — Tejubehan is really envisioning what it might be like to live in a world where to be female means to be free to move and free to just be..."

So simple and beautiful like her and her hands. And those bracelets. I'm a big fan already. Check the complete post and the interview here:
Drawing from the City: Exquisite Indian Folk Art Meets Women’s Empowerment.
If you love feeding your brain with facts+history knowledge, then BrainPickings is your site. Curated by Maria Popova this site is a great online source for all good things, people and history in this world.
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