Google “Bike There” Petition

Hello. Do you ride a bike? You may or may have ridden one in a while but chances are you know how, or learned at some point and have been languishing in your car since you turned 16. If you live west of the Mississippi you DO live in Car Land, where working buses and subways are so gauche, and rare as buffalo. So if you do ride a two wheeled vehicle more than just on weekends to the beach or bar Swrve makes sweet gear for the urban cyclist who doesn’t want to look like a total douche nozzle. I just got this from my new favorite bicycle clothing company Swrve, who are based out of San Francisco and make affordable COOL looking bike knickers and jackets. NO SPANDEX ZONE!

we don’t usually send out mass e-mails (this is in fact our first!) but the impetus for sending this mail seems worthy. we just heard about a petition to encourage Google to include a “bike there” option in addition to the already-existing “drive there” and “take public transit” options. it seems like a great idea so we thought we would send it along to all of you.

This is a pick of the ones I bought. They are great, durable, breathable, but if you have cats, like I do, these knickers (shants) are instant fur magnets.


Critical Mass San Diego

Pics from the July 27th Critical Mass.
Rough estimate of about 300-400 riders. Fixies, Multi-speeds, mountain bikes, a pretty awesome BMX crew, warriors and the usual assortment of scum and villainy (plus the drunk faction).

Flight of the Neon Birds…

At the end of 5th Street. Down Town was quite full, regular shiny shirt guys speaking ‘dood’ and females in short skirts speaking ‘like’ plus a host of San Diego Comic Con revelers, some dressed in storm trooper outfits. Every Friday night should be like this.

Corner of Park and Adams. Frame right, unseen, lurks a seriously pissed off grandma. I wonder what would happen if there was an emergency with a car, like someone had a heart attack or was squirting out a flesh turd and had to get to the hospital in a hurry during a CM ride?

Adams and 30th. Its interesting to see all the black clad goth types hanging outside Quidan and all the frat/skank types carousing outside of air conditioned on either side of the street while homeless drunks hang out in front of the liquor store and haggle for refried cigarettes…pint of whiskey was finally opened at this stop. delicious.

this one turned out to be the coolest. looks like a bunch of neon stick figures dancing on the heads of blurry bikers in the night. good visual metaphor for the evening. the route actually took me to the black box to watch the north atlantic play their last show.