Stingrays

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Hermosa Beach c. 1960’s from surf photographer Leroy Grannis. Also see Shorty and Friend. Saturday in the Park too. Spotted in the Selvedge Yard on Facebook with more on the blog.

Forks and Rocks

Looked at this photo for a while and thought, must post it, but what to say, “these forks rock?” Rock steady? Hard as a rock even?

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Boing Boing Byrne

Xeni wrote to say

Boing Boing will publish a special guest feature by artist, musician, and author David Byrne: an exclusive multimedia feature with previously unpublished photos, audio, and selections by Byrne from the new audiobook version of his “Bicycle Diaries.”

and cool. Byrne is a cultural icon, cyclist, and now a Boing Boing guest contributor.

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More posts on Byrne and his book, including excerpts.

PUBLIC Pop Up at Gap in SF

PUBLIC Bikes are available in SF at a Pop Up store in the Gap’s Flagship on Market Street. The founder Rob Forbes told us that the Gap is a good fit because their clothing is, “simple basic functional athletic nature.” We haven’t ridden a PUBLIC bike yet, but have posted on them and spotted them in SF.

Our ongoing commentary about the bike business and how to grow it, is to go boutique, like Apple Stores. Seeing a pop up is encouraging and we just learned that a Dahon is in the Wired store. Also note that we appreciate what Rob is doing, but also find the spec on the bikes disappointing and hope they upscale them to match their premium price. That’s a balance between bringing “city bikes” to a new audience and pleasing us enthusiasts.

FoundGnome Judges Your Finds

Besides Cyber Monday, WikiLeaks giving the Department of State a lump of diplomatic coal, and the end of cyclocross season, it’s our Holiday Party this week. On Wednesday at Elliott Bay Bicycles starting at 6:30 PM, we’ll have:

  • Schwag
  • Raffle
  • Bike Hugger Gear deals
  • Games
  • Davidson frame shop tours
  • Beer.

Remember to bring in your best Bicycle Roadside Find and Bright bike to win prizes.

FoundGnome

Our best roadside find is this Garden Gnome with the black eyed peeps. Creeps the squirrels right out; though, the slugs don’t care at all.

Best Roadside Find

FoundGnome is considered the champion of finds, the standard by which we judge finds (we also fear him and often wonder why WE had to find him). We’ve heard of XBoxes being found, vintage porn stashes, and have found 4 phones ourselves. What have you found that’ll win? Maybe a bra on a fire hydrant?

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Or Steampunk fuel tanks? Maybe flower petals to park on?

Hope to see you on Wednesday night.

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