Saturday, January 31, 2009

Photo del Dia: Saturday morning

Not to worry♥!! Seatpost/saddle/front wheel were all with us. it got way too late,
no drinking and riding.
Friday Night @Slim's, San Francisco

Thursday, January 29, 2009

With Love From: Greece

The blogger dashboard indicates this is my 300th post (!) so just for fun, I've decided to share some nice snapshots from Greece. Click on the image for its author _via flickr®. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Window Wednesday

-And what an adorable bike out there- Happy Hump Day. /Coffee Bar, Mariposa & Florida

North Beach Kennedys

This is straight from the camera, you can see Mario's corner and that is Coit Tower peaking through,
as seen from the inside of the window /
Michaelangelo, Union & Columbus.

Checked out the one-night only display of Winston Smith at the Fivepoints Arthouse in North Beach. Epic


Los Events: San Francisco Tweed Run

Thursday, February 12 6:30PM
Herringbone, Bow Ties & Bicycles
Further details, click on image.

This will be a great evening of eye candy, bikes
fashionistas and coffee. Lovely!
If you missed the images for the London event,
here is a set of photos via Cyclelicious.

Mark your calendars -
Thanks Colin!! for the heads up!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Love at first sight: Astra

Per your request. It is a great conversation starter, my favorite method of transportation and obviously we are attached at the hip. I have no exact name, year, make for each and every component, but I love every inch of this steel beauty, so here is a set of pictures. Feel free to get technical, if you must.

December 2006
Le info: This bicycle was passed on from relatives. They told me in the old-school-of-thought "Oh aren't you into bicycles? Get that bike some purpose, it's just sitting there." I was certainly flattered.
Purchased in San Francisco in the 70's along with a matching blue male Peugeot bicycle (stolen in the 90's). The photo above is how I found her. Replaced parts are the tires, inner tubes, brake pads and brake cables. Additions: Initial tune-up & tlc by a dear friend at Lombardi's sometime ago, basket from American Cyclery and most recently, fenders from Box Dog Bikes.
The rear release knobs were replaced for new bolts. The rest of the components are original and in incredible shape. The rear & front derailleurs are by Huret. It is made in France, Motobecane Astra with Tour de France decals. All 10 gears work, the bell rings old school and the saddle is smooth as butter.
Funny fact is that blue is not a favorite color but it has grown on me (both my bikes are blue & white). And yes I got the blue flats just because they matched... Enjoy!
-Click on any image to enlarge-

Previous city treks with this bike tagged thefrenchie

Saturday, January 24, 2009

If your weekday mornings are free

Follow Recreation and Park Department GM Jared Blumenfeld
as he tours 220 city parks in 58 days... by bicycle!

I just came across this schedule to tour the city parks with Jared,
director of The City’s Department of the Environment. Very cool!

Bicycle ride meets in Golden Gate Park at 8:30.
More information here: SF Recreation & Parks: Parks Bike Tour

Via _The San Francisco Citizen

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Friday!

un panda shot

Tres Cafes, tres districts.

Caffé del Sole in the Inner Richmond serves Sicilian based roaster Miscela D'oro.
The only other places I've seen this coffee is mostly in North Beach and in West Portal. /California near 6th

Piccino in the Dogpatch district recently opened up a bit more space for dining and moved their coffee bar
a stone-throw away, serving Blue Bottle goodiness on the go, or to have with your pizzetta. /22nd and Tennesse

The Chestnut Bakery in the Marina has the cutest little cakes, but I'm all for the coffee.
They serve Mr.Espresso coffee /Chestnut near Divisadero

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Red, bikes and bleu

oui -and 3 dubs for inauguration day-



Previous trios (i♥Kieślowski's)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Today's SF Chronicle: We Are One Bike Parking

[from set: We Are One Concert]
Two women walk past bicycles that are locked to a fence along Constitution Ave in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. Several hundred thousand people gathered on the National Mall on Sunday, during the " We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. (Pat Jarrett / AP)

Ride for tres

Saturday coffee loop. 4 districts, 3 bikes, 2 boys I hadn't ridden with /seen in awhile and 1 fine Saturday afternoon.

mid ride


Ferry land

After the vendors and shoppers for the Saturday's farmers market have left, the Ferry Bldg. is a good spot to swing by, take a break and people watch.

Omar doing some color-pick experiments with the camera tool thing. He looks like a human radish.

Cycling post ride power drink.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

San Framecisco

San Framecisco
Ciao Bella Gelato /Ferry Bldg

Partners in crime

My friend is back for more caffeinated adventures. Took some time off due to a bicycle-vehicle incident :(
Big hug & ♥welcome back.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Friday! Drink Espresso, you must.

Short and sweet visit to catch up with my homeboy yoda, in a galaxy far far away (or maybe closer, in the Presidio)

May the caffeine be with you.

T from Delfina's