Tuesday, June 25, 2013

two for tuesday: basketball and bikes take II

well, we are now on the other side of the nba finals. the heat has another ring under its belt. took me a few days to finally be able to write this post. ugh! :)

i'm very proud of the effort that san antonio spurs put forth (fun fact: they will be playing the timberwolves in mexico city this december...road trip anyone?), but they were just one or two free throws too short.

so my advice to pop during the offseason: get your guys on bikes already!! next year i want to be able to google them and find tons of pictures of them on bikes.

heh, i just can't help myself...can ya blame me?

anyway, rainy here in our (weather) offseason. time to bust out the rain gear that remained virtually unused this past winter. also there might be a bart strike. which should be...interesting if it starts today.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

two for tuesday: basketball and bikes

basketball season ends this week. hopefully it will end tonight, so i can get my life back and stop watching tv and do more riding, but you know, THIS IS THE SPURS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT!

but the video below is not the spurs. it's an ad for deodorant with a player who very well might have been in the spurs place this year had a key player on his team not been hurt. but that's not how things worked out this year.

this "do more" commercial shows durant wearing his UT colors (woot!) and talking about using road riding as cross training for basketball. waking up at 5 in the morning...that sounds familiar.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

It has been a long time since I have been around.  May be a bit before I return. Who can say?  In the meantime, after 8 weeks off his bicycle after a highway accident on his scooter, Hubby The Bikeman made a brief, first post-crushed foot ride.  Fittingly, it was on the Grandma.

back in the saddle again

Happy Father's Day to all you Daddy-types out there, but mostly to HTB!  We are all happy to see you riding again!

Friday, June 14, 2013

friday fun times: bikes and besos.

this morning was riding to work part of the way with the boo. per usual, we kiss as we part ways, he goes forward, i turn left.

i couldn't find a picture of people that looked like us kissing while on bikes, so i am going to use this one instead taken in berlin, germany. it is pride month here in SF after all...

bici-beso en Berlin

anyway, this morning, we had an audience. none other than andy thornley, the senior analyst at SF MTA's SF Park program. he was riding his bike as well and said, "i like seeing people on bikes kiss!" those two rode off in the same direction chatting it up. i blushed and went on my own merry way.

aww shucks, we've been outed being sweet! hehe.

happy friday everyone. i am going to take his kind words as a good sign for this weekend! i'll be bike marshalling at the SF Marathon. if you are running it, look out for a bright yellow vest at mile 24-26.2!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

critical mass riders in NBA playoffs, CTX does not root for them

how can this be? not when they are of the MIAMI HEAT! as you may recall a few months ago that lebron james, dwayne wade, and mario chalmers rode critical mass not too long ago. he threw up those pics on instagram with the hashtag #bikelife. brought to you by meliBROsa.

normally i would be rooting for the bike...but, well, they are playing my SAN ANTONIO SPURS.

i didn't easily find any pics of the SAN ANTONIO SPURS on bikes...but as you all know i'm from texas. and i want them to BEAT THE HEAT.

so it's all well and fine that critical mass participant and bike commuters are in the NBA playoffs, and hell, maybe their bike helped get them there...but this time, i hope they lose. cause really, we're so close to winning the NBA FINALS!


just keep playing like this!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

one day cost of nyc's bike share is at nyc prices.

the frugal traveler checks out NYC's bike share prices for visitors. the day rate became available this past sunday. the cost? well, seems more than the cost of a subway trip and a transfer. since these bikes are meant to be transportation alternatives, and not for recreation, this seems a little strange. but it is new york after all, where things are going to be expensive. london, a city some say is even more expensive than nyc (i've never been to london, so i can't say for sure), costs £3, or about $4.50. nyc? $10+

foto by flickr user ngolebiewski

maybe since these bikes come with their own locking mechanism when you park them, it's worth it? makes me wonder what SF will do with its own pricing whenever we get bikeshares of this magnitude.

hmm. not sure what to think about this development right now, but check out the article for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments!