Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bike chats: Meet Carlos

I met Carlos on BART. People with bicycles enjoy checking out each other's bicycles. Maybe the bicycles talk to each other when we are not busy talking as humans. They say:
- "sup, back on BART again eh - did you get carried or were you in the elevator"
- "noooo, I got carried and my basket was not having it, almost broke a spoke"
- "you must be kind of old"
- "yeah, I'm a French, frame from the 70s"
- "well you look good for your age"
- "why thanks, my name is Frenchie."

Carlos was telling me how much he likes his bike and how he rides it everyday to his work near the Embarcadero. He was stoked to have joined the SF Bike Coalition, had a quick tune-up at one of the morning stations and some free schwag. We chatted about bikes. It was great chatting with Carlos, because his happy energy and positiveness is floating all around him. Cheers!



  1. I love your blog! I'm from NY and will be relocating to SF in the next couple months so I love to read your blog about the bike culture in SF. I think it's rad what you and all the locals do to improve and encourage people to ride bike. I'm so excited and thanks for the insight of what my days in SF will look like.

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  3. thanks so much for the comments delish!
    Im happy that you visit this blog often :D

    when you do move, let me know - we'll go get coffee and you can meet lots of us on bikes <3



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