for many of you fashionable cyclists out there, if you haven't heard about my girl eva at eva-lu.com, you need to pedal to her blog asap. starting september 2, she'll be touring some of the most bike friendly cities in Europe and visiting the mother land of cycle chic in Copenhagen. i'm totally excited for her and can't wait to see what she has to share. i'll be following with her in spirit and checking for blog updates constantly. good luck eva!
29 August, 2010
|photo by jackie rueda|
i hope everyone had a lovely weekend thus far. i found myself spending lot's of time on the bike and it made me extremely happy whether i was treasure hunting at thrift stores, grabbing coffee with friends, hanging out in the park, or riding out to shows. the weather was perfect this weekend and riding around the city on two wheels is always adventurous. how did everyone spend their weekend? what's your favorite activities to do whilst on bike?
26 August, 2010
24 August, 2010
it is incredibly hot in sf this week. perhaps a little too hot for riding comfortably and healthy. there are plenty of ways of keeping yourself summer healthy on the road. through my experience thus far i've learned to keep super hydrated, wear sunblock, wear light clothing, carry work wear in a bag or basket and change there, ride early while it's cool, wearing a hat comes in handy to keep the sun out of my face (even if i have to ditch the helmet), and wearing sunglasses to keep me from squinting and aware of the road all adds up to having a safe and comfortable ride in the heat.
do any ladies out their have any tips or advice on keeping healthy and safe on the summer hot roads? how do you spend your hot summer days on your bike?
so sorry i've been m.i.a. lately. i've been sick with the flu this last week and had to take time out to allow myself to recover. i'm never sick but at least once a year i get a terrible cold, but this time the flu. it was really awful not being able to explore and partake in the activities of the city and all the rides that have been going on in sf. i'm just happy to say that i am 95% better and will be ready to share new and exciting events coming up. i haven't had the chance to ride around either since i've been recovering. i hope everyone has had lovely days of riding!
20 August, 2010
there are lots of exciting happenings this weekend in SF starting with this Saturdays SF Street Food Festival and this Sundays Sf Sundays Streets at the Great Highway where there will be many vendors for great food, activities, and bike repair booths. invite your friends and family for a ride out and enjoy the good events. happy weekend sf riders!
15 August, 2010
yesterday, friends and i got to participate in SFBC's 2nd annual ice cream ride! we were incredibly lucky to have sunshine for the time of bicycling to five different ice cream shop locations throughout the city. altogether the ride was about 8 miles, 60 plus members, and fun. there has to be something said about group riding activities when many people are having a grand time eating ice cream and meeting other cyclists. you get to share those interesting and fun moments on the road and get a good ride in under the sun. yay for ice cream!
12 August, 2010
11 August, 2010
photo: andrew hem
"City riding is a continual lesson in feminine principle, in particular the art of being vulnerable. A confrontational, macho aesthetic spells calamity. You must learn to yeild, to dodge, to seek harmony. You are obliged to mind the web of interrelations, that complicated mesh of conflict, interests, intentions."
- Chip Brown "A Bike and a Prayer"
09 August, 2010
today i came across an interesting blog post titled "Four Annoying Cycling Trends." annoyingly, i find that there is a common trend amongst cyclists to put each other down and the fact that divisions within the cycling community exist is just harmful to it's growth. regardless of complaints, arguments, and divisions within the cycling community, there is nothing more vulnerable than making a daily choice to ride your bike, the danger one places themselves between lanes on a daily basis is not a trend i see people complaining about. if we want to build our cities into bicycle friendly communities we need to shut out the sense of entitlement because of the type of clothes or bike one rides and start writing letters to our state government about fixing annoying pot holes or annoying dangerous intersections or how annoying it is that there aren't enough bikes lanes to make cycling safe for the community. i dare the author of the blog post above to do a statistical research about four annoying cycling safety issues, perhaps do a little background educational check up on these "annoying cycling trends" and state how and why they started. complaining just to complain does nothing for the cycling community, everyone of us rides to each their own.
08 August, 2010
For many of us ladies who ride and have bangs or long hair, it can be difficult to manage our tresses under certain weather circumstances. for instance, when i'm riding, my bangs seem to move around a lot, or my long curly hair seems to flap around everywhere or frizz. one lady who rides at eva-lu has offered some tips to help tame those bangs. i recommend a read as she has offered many ways to manage bangs. for myself, i have learned to manage my tresses with scarves under any weather circumstance a la audrey. a great website that i have learned to wear headscarves can be found here...
04 August, 2010
this August, I Bike SF features neighborhood North Beach and participating businesses in offering great discounts to cyclist who bring in their helmet or bike lock. North Beach just happens to be one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. it's known for it famous Italian culture, cafe's, and restaurants as well as the historical bohemian famous bookstore City Lights. i have frequented it so much, my particular favorite cafe's and restaurants know me by name! knowing that there are great discounts this month, I'll probably be visiting more often since I work near the district. Yay!