Monday, June 27, 2011

Playing In The Street

Saturday I drove the pedicab for a bride and groom then returned to entertain their guests with rides. I was interested in the reactions of the children when they realized we'd be rolling in the street.

Absent their parents saying "don't play in the street" they adjusted quickly to the new paradigm. I may have occasionally slipped from the neutral passivity of a simple service provider by suggesting that streets are actually made for everybody.


Today I listened to city planner Jeff Schmidt say, in a City Channel podcast about zoning that "everybody drives." I know some people who would beg to differ AND planning for THEM would make his city better for everybody.


Sunday I enjoyed asking questions of a friendly parent with a 14 year-old daughter in Drivers Ed. Interesting.

I'm my house we teach the bicycle driving to our 13 year-olds. Here is today's hour long bicycle driving session. We went downtown at 5pm.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

kinda close

It's arguably smarter to ride on Spring (1 block west) or Dakota (1 block east) than Minnesota Ave.

It's arguably more practicable, in this lane that is too narrow to safely share, to ride far enough left to make it more obvious to drivers that there really isn't enough room to safely perform this maneuver.

It was a mental lapse on my part but it makes good TV.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

round trip

Combining my newly discovered Bakker Park Loop with a portion of my ride around the block.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

new loop

I was reviewing Garmin maps yesterday and learned a new route in SW SF. Today I got to try it.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

today's tandem trip

After the 30mph Main Ave downhill into downtown I asked The Wife if it was scary or fun. She said she stood up to catch the wind and that she trusts me. Woah.

family values

Thursday, May 19, 2011

live free or drive - in more words than four

From the BicycleDriving Google Group:

"People have a widely affirmed right to travel in public in this country. People do not need a license to leave their house and travel on public roads. People are free to walk, ride a horse, bike, and travel by public conveyance in this country, free of scrutiny or license to travel in public on public rights of way.

People DO, however, need to be licensed and have motor vehicles licensed in all 50 states. The supreme court ruled in several cases over the last century that methods of travel damaging to roads and hazardous to the public merit licensing by states. Hendrick V Maryland, 1915 was one of the first. The supreme court has upheld licensing of motorists and motor vehicles because of the attendant damages, dangers and hazards associated with motor vehicle use."




Ride of Silence (oops, failed to record that loop)
Leaders Park trail testing
Monk's FAST Meeting
Work for a bit
Home sweet home

1 flat tire
No injuries