Giants are Wild... maybe

George - my friend and fellow SF native - and I are Giants fans. And because this bike is orange (Go Giants), I got George back in the saddle and we rode to a game.
George rides Giants' Orange!

My dad didn't ride a bike to the game, but he's awfully fun to drink beers with!
Dear Old Dad, Michael & KT

The Giants' ballpark is stunning any time of day, but especially at sunset...
Stadium at Sunset

when the moon rises over Splash Landing.
Moon Rise over Splash Landing

So with the Giants, you win some and you lose some, but on this particular night we kicked butt - 11 to 2!
Giants Win 11 - 2!
Crossing fingers for that Wild Card...


Retour à Soi | Return to Self

KT & Jen Hansen do the Bridge

Jennifer a.k.a. Stitch Diva is my friend from high school. We met back in the day in French II, and after a long silence, we reconnected a few years ago via the interwebz. On Saturday, we biked from SF to Mill Valley for our Tam High Reunion BBQ!

Stitch Diva Goes Velo Vogue

On Jennifer:
Pants: Target
Shirt: Walmart
Sandals: Chaco
Belt: Local Artisans - Namaste Glass
Earrings: From a shop in Little India, Singapore
Glasses: Generics from somewhere
Cardi Wrap: Hairpin Lace multi-functional garment that is hand-crocheted from a pattern at Stitch Diva Studios www.stitchdiva.com
Orange Townie 3i - Loaner bike from KT

KT on Bridge

On Kristin:
Black bolero wrap sweater: Loehmann's
Fish tank dress: Barcelona
Necklace: Paris
Capri Pants: Loehmann's
Mary Janes: Naot
Shades: found on street
Bike: Le rouge et noir does it again

It was Jennifer's first time biking over the bridge.
Stitch Diva on Bridge

We had impromptu good times at the BBQ.
Me & KT do Boyle Park

After the BBQ, we sealed the perfect day with a ferry ride back to SF.
Perfect Day Sealed with a Ferry Ride


DFF Bike Fashion - the Disposable Film

Have you been missing KT's video chronicles? Here's the latest installment, something a little different - a cinematic bike wardrobe remix of the masterminds behind the Disposable Film Festival.

For more Vélo Vogue Films, subscribe to Vélo Vogue's Vimeo Channel.


Mad Style

I grew up hanging out with advertising executives and creatives in this building.
Velo Vogue on my dad's old office building

My dad was the Don Draper of San Francisco. Now my dad is semi-retired and I work directly across from that very building. For decades I felt that I was living in my dad's shadow in this town, until I saw this ad on the building where my dad's rep as THE Ad Man took root.

Velo Vogue on my dad's old office building
Vélo Vogue creates a name for itself in Ad-Land.


Thursday. Ferry Building.


Ready to roll, SF style.

The Burning Man Cometh

The Burning Man Cometh
Lots of San Franciscans have already started to make their mass Exodus to the Playa. And their bikes are getting on their burner regalia too. This bike will be a big hit cruising the Esplanade.



Yes, people! Sunshine has finally come to San Francisco!!!! One need not contemplate layers for even a single moment!!!! I, for one, have chosen to forgo sleeves! Oh happy day!!!!!

Shoulder Shot

One more day of this lovely sun! For a short time, we do live in California.

Raymond's Ride - Street Art

Meet Raymond.
Raymond & his ride

And check out his custom-built ride!
Raymond's ride
When I ran into him at the Ferry Plaza, he told me that he spent his youth learning autobody and shop in San Jose. Now he lives in the Tenderloin and rides his collection of his own hand-built, hand twisted two-wheeled works of art around town - the only way he gets the word out.

This Bay Area native and local bike artist has no website, so you have to keep your eyes peeled (and cameras ready) if you want to catch this phenomenal artist of the street as he rolls through town.
Raymond's ride


Vogue Around The Globe

A few favorites from our VV Flickr Photo Pool!
4 Aug 2010 - Bike To Date Night
Evening Ride
Two from Simply Bike - American Midwest

Felicidad holandesa
from Quiltro Elemento on his trip to Holland

Bicycle nation
from JoJo-4Art - Rotterdam, Holland

Bigfish in London
from Bigfish in London

Cycling with Style. A bicycle ride for Ladies and Gentlemen
from Anglomex - London, England from the Cycle With Style Ride

from Cameron Adams on a trip to Atlanta, GA

juliol_2010 082
From Bart Omeu, Barcelona

All this documentation of stylish city cyclists points to one conclusion: clearly we have evolved!

(BTW - finally a beautiful summer day in SF! Get out on your bike!)


Bike-In Movie in LA TONIGHT!

LA Bike-IN Details:
Saturday, August 21st
6:30pm – 8:30pm Bikeside Speaks!
8:30pm – 11pm “bike-in” screening by the Disposable Film Festival
Afterward, party at the Hotel Erwin on Venice Beach

More info here.


Carlton of the DFF Redux

The Disposable Film Festival is on the road! And in support of their global events, I offer you these profiles - bike wardrobe remix style - of two of their proponents! Enjoy!
Carlton | DFF
Outfit: t-shirt from Nooworks, a local designer/store that sells internationally.
Belt courtesy of Ross

Commune Jeans
Carlton | DFF
Pony sneakers

Carlton | DFF
Bike built myself from:
Austro-Daimler frame found on CL. Rare frame made for only a few years in the early 70s by Puch.
Carlton | DFF
Wheelset from an old Bianchi - racing hubs and Ambrosio rims
Carlton | DFF
Sugino Cranks
Carlton Cranks
Brooks B17 saddle (nicely worn in!)
Carlton | DFF
Modolo Speedy brakes
Carlton Bars
Vintage SR pedals
Cotton bar tape.

DFF presents Katie Gillum

Katie | DFF
Jacket: Brooklyn industries
Katie | DFF
Pants: Skunk Funk. they have great cycling clothes, especially dresses. apparently the basque country is a lovely place fashionable cycling.
Katie Pants
Bracelet: rubber band freeze cast by deborah zeldin- o'neill at Divinity in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Katie | DFF
Shoes: 917 Mid Manga's by Puma

Cyclocross frame
Originally assembled by spokes and strings in brooklyn
Katie | DFF
Small adjustments made over the years by the several people it has been handed down through.

Check out the DFF on Saturday August 21 in Santa Monica at Cynergy Cycles!


Local Motion (part 3)

The bike lane was right up against the highway. Yikes.
bike route lahaina
If I can do Market Street, I can do Honoapiilani Highway. No sweat.

jess and chopper
Surfboard racks are all the rage...

island girl
for guys and gals!

lahaina chopper
And so is fishing right off Front Street.

island boy
Little local motion!