Tuesday, July 30, 2013

more nytimes bike style: portlandia video edition

the ny times is pretty good at delivering news in a timely fashion, but they are not always timely in their cultural trends. if only they had someone on staff who's been riding a bicycle for awhile now who watches style to alert them to this trend of cycle chic. (pssst, they do.)

the mama texican sent me this link of portlandia types talking about their style in "the pearl." and yes, bikes are accessories. of course.

enjoy! and bill cunningham, why wont they listen to you more? heh.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

happy birthday j.lo, keep on biking!

it's true. today "jenny from the block" turns 44 years old. awhile back the latina diva was training for a triathlon, and now more than a few pics of her riding bikes are on the interwebs. i like this one cause she looks intense...at home.

here's to many more years of bike riding ahead of you j.lo!

Friday, July 19, 2013

friday fun times: sergio ROMO bikey gif

i do love me some sergio romo. he's the closing pitcher of the giants. owner of best walk up song/video combo ever. right?

i mean come on, that's pretty bad ass.

anyway, a friend sent me this gif of romo...on a bike looking dorky as hell. LOVE IT.

the gif is from a giants promotional campaign.

now it's time to celebrate friday fun times with some riding. giants messenger bag not necessary.

h/t to sxl.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Arthursday: Fog timemachine

San Francisco, 1920.

via FineVernacularPhotography
Caution, that tumblr is pure visual addiction.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

bay area bike share is finally here and accepting memberships

i signed up, despite having a bike. i'm member 327! i'll get a shirt and a special key. i don't really care what the color of my key is, but i do care that the bay area is FINALLY getting in on the action (as a pilot program).

go here if you want to join. they have different pricing programs, including those who will be visiting the area. the cities so far include SF, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose. i don't visit those cities much, but it's cool to think i can caltrain without fearing "being bumped" and ride around those cities if i so choose. looking forward to the additions of berkeley and oakland, i do not know what the status is of those cities though.

screenshot by sf streetsblog

the sf bike coalition has a dedicated page to discussing the bay area bike share. comes with cute graphics seen below.

note the 7-speed hub. bay area baby. nyc only gets 3 speeds. heh. screenshot via inhabitat.

fingers crossed this works out! we need more than a pilot program with bikes! bart has a pilot program with bikes, and now this pilot program. they will work, just put forth the program. people will use it, and it will be successful. especially if this is any indication...

leonardo dicaprio riding a citibike

now just get a pic of ryan goseling on a citibike and oh haaay gurl!

UPDATED the pic of leo. whatup fan girl? hehe.

Friday, July 12, 2013

friday fun times: pacific northwest bikey times

last week i went on vacation in the pacific northwest and saw some fun pro-bikey sentiments.

we need three patas feet of space!
anacortes sticker.

yeah, most of us do this (safely) anyway, make it legit!
bikes use ped signal

not unique just for seattle, but cute nonetheless
seattle bike rack

and my personal fave...the bike corral in the shape of a car. it visually represents the car parking space, which is for one car or the car parking space that can fit a lot of bikes!
seattle bike car corral

have a great bikey weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

ARTHURSDAY is here: Cyclemon

Found this short and sweet video the other day, isn't it cute?

Cyclemon from Thomas Pom on Vimeo.
Title: "Cyclemon"
Motion: Thomas Pomarelle
Design: Romain Bourdieux / Thomas Pomarelle
Music: "Vagabond" by Greenskeepers
Website: www.cyclemon.com
Shop: http://cyclemon.com/shop/index.html

I'm not a fan at all of labels, steryotypes, generalization or categories depending upon what you chose to ride …or rather, which bike chooses you =)

–however– the clean flat-style illustrations are OK.
See the complete article here:
Mundoflaneur: ilustraciones “You are what you ride”


Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday View Of Sunday

A little, happy moment during Sunday Streets  this last Sunday.

tag along

It has been awhile since riding and holding a camera at the same time have been possible.  Nice to have someone smile at me when it happens.

Monday, July 1, 2013

the future smart "car"?

The other week I was volunteering at a fancy pants bikey event. I was outside in the wind and this guy rolled up in this ride. He tried to say he was involved with the event, but I had a hunch that he just wanted his product to be seen with the current transportation movers and shakers. 

Either way, lots of people along market street stopped and gawked at this latest transportation vehicle. What do you think about this trike? It is electric assisted...

Trying out this blogger app while waiting to board a plane to go far far away for a couple of days! See y'all on flip side of the border.