All the surf mag Instagrams are posting about the waves in New York last week. I was lucky and happened to be on Long Island when all the action was happening. Today I was back in San Francisco. The weather was great. Hot day at Ocean Beach kinda great, but the waves were tiny little suckers. Fine by me, but funny how the Atlantic had all the energy and warmth while the Pacific was doing just enough to let you surf.
Here are a few shots from today. I got out smack in the middle of the workday on account of me being in between jobs at the moment, so while it wasn’t all too awesome it was nice surfing OB somewhat to myself.
Somewhere along 14th Street. San Francisco, Calif.
The Upper Haight is currently boasting some of San Francisco’s best crop of organic urban-grown fungi.
How about that, Washington D.C.? Wear it!
Published September 17, 2010
bike , san francisco
Tags: Bikes, safety, san francisco
To the people who have never ridden a bicycle outside the safety of a cul-de-sac but for some reason feel as though they have any authority to tell cyclists how dangerous and annoying they are on the roads, “you are so dumb, you are really dumb–for real.”
I commute to work by bike almost everyday in San Francisco. I don’t own a car, but I know how to drive one. If the situation calls for it I’ll reserve a Zipcar and drive in the city. I’ve never been hit by a car on my bike [knock on wood] or come close to hitting a cyclist while driving in the city. Perhaps this is because I know what it’s like to navigate the city by both bike and car.
If you’re cursing out a person on a bike who’s in the middle of your lane going 8 mph, well then I guess you’ve never experienced a delivery truck blocking the bike lane, someone flinging open their car door directly in front of your path, or in some cases having no bike lane at all. [Note: The shoulder is not a bike lane]
If you’re wondering why you get dirty looks and the middle finger from a cyclist after speeding past them to make it to the red light in time, you’ve just never had a vehicle weighing a ton almost clip your arm and pound you into the pavement.
If the breaks on your car make a screeching noise as you approach a stop sign, you’re going to fast, chill out. [Note: Bikes should brake at stops and obey all traffic laws, but not all of them do. Don’t you think it’s better to shake your head in disapproval from you car than hit someone on a bike. That could really put a wrinkle in your dinner plans]
If you’re sitting in traffic and getting pissed as people on bikes fly past you as you continue to get later and later for work, sucks for you get a bike.
Like anything you can’t knock it until you’ve tried it. So unless you’ve ridden a bike in the city or alongside decently heavy traffic, your commentary on cyclists isn’t worth the air in my tires. [Note: The air in my tires is free]
Published June 13, 2010
Tags: san francisco, tiger
Who’s the artist responsible for this masterpiece, and is he/she interested in painting something similar in my bedroom?
It’s tough to describe just how dense the San Francisco fog can get, but it’s the real deal. What you see in one photo, USF’s St. Ignatius Church, automagically disappears in the second photo.
Now you see it
Now you don’t