Mikael, the King of Cycle Chic, was here last year, and little did I know until now that he made this awesome film about our Halloween Mass.
See ya on the streets tonight, SF!
The ladies know that bikes are where it's at!
These polite gents respectfully wait for green lights!
And riding in single file is all part of their style!
Sometimes the trike goes on two wheels...
but they always cast long shadows! Keep your eye on the Scraper Bike Team!
And keep an ear out for their sweet tunage: On The Scene
Biketoberfest, beer, and Giants playing post-season baseball: it doesn't get better than this!
Knickers by B. Spoke Tailor
Bike by Curtis Inglis
Vest by me!
Photo by Nan Easton
I was wearing
Cardigan - Forever 21
Tank - Cant remember
Skirt - Thrift store in Ohio
Sneaker boots - Second hand Pumas from Buffalo Exchange
Bike - Miyata 712 road bike made in 1987. Found on orange county craigslist and in excellent condition. My beauty!
Photo and commentary by Alicia Oblander
We love getting submissions from our readers via e-mail! Ride on, Alicia!
The Scraper Bike Team is on the scene! I had the pleasure of filming these Oaktown gents on wheels a few weeks ago for the Eye On The Bay bike episode which airs TONIGHT at 7 pm.
At the helm is Tyrone Stevenson, a.k.a. Baybe Champ The Scraper Bike King. Champ has been inspiring Oakland youth for years to stay in school, keep out of trouble and do something positive for their community by keeping kids on their bikes - riding them and fixing them up! Here's a sneak preview of what you'll see tonight!
Hawaiian Punch bike.
Air Jordan bike.
Oakland A's bike.
And Bad Baby - the youngest member of the team!
Went to the game the other day to the tune of 3-0! VAMOS GIGANTES!!!!
For BWR: Black and Orange till I die!
Tee: Upper Playground
Mini-skirt: H & M
Tights: Shop on Haight
Mary Janes: Naot
Authentic Giants Fan sign: Giants ballpark, baby!
The latte gave the Giants the lead!
by Steven Vance, Chicago
by poetas, Portland
by Quiltro Elemento, Santiago de Chile
by Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
by meligrosa, San Francisco
by Cameron Adams, Chattanooga
by 'Xander, Toronto
Anne bought her bicycle just the week before I took this picture. Already a complete natural! I think she will do very well pedaling around our fair town.
We are expecting a great crowd tonight, so please come on by Mission Workshop for an amazing evening that benefits our film!
DJ Delachaux spins Burlectro
Meg Martin performs solo belly dance
Taco Bike Timmy cooks up made-to-order tacos
Bike Basket Pies serves seasonal sweet and savory pies
Fashion photographer Daniel Chimowitz in the house!
Magnanimus Wine Group wines
Numi Iced Tea
Raffle prizes include:
Mission Workshop Messenger Bag
Vima Dance Studio private dance lesson for 2
Magnolia Pub & Brewery gift card
Weird Fish gift card
The Animal House gift card
And a sneak preview of our film!
Can't wait to see you all and have fun tonight!
Name: Timothy Holt aka shaggy manatee
Occupation: restauranteur, farmer
Hometown: SF 18 years
Current city/Neighborhood: 1/2 time in the mission 1/2 time in Healdsburg ca
Favorite city to ride a bike in in the world: amsterdam.
Headgear of choice? On the taco bike, headband, on a fast bike I like a Bell
Tell me about the history and transformation of the Taco Bike: bought the orange Mexican cargo bike in 08' wanted to prepare and sell tacos from the bike. Figured out I couldn't do it on my own, so I asked my friend Todd Barricklow a Santa Rosa artist(killing time studios) and he accepted the challenge.
It is a one of a kind, art piece. Outfitted for any event from Dolores park to burning man. He put in a lot of time and when you see the bike, it shows. From the hot water hand sink, to the back eating area behind the seat. Truly a genius.
Describe what you like best about the Taco Bike: The connection to the outdoors and the unsuspecting people who just walk by, stop, and either smile and say "that's the Weird Fish taco bike" or don't say anything and walk off and continue to find something to put down or hate-on. It is so informal and unlike the restaurant setting, I get a chance to ask people questions and get some one-on-one time. I like to talk politics, weather, and I love to describe what I am doing with our Farm and the restaurant.
Any funny stories from Dolores Park to tell? Wow, many, but my favorite was the 20 year old guy who walked up, ordered two tacos and then proceeded to take out a whip-it cartridge and cracker. He cracked and huffed right in front of me. When I asked if he wanted sour cream he responded with that very deep, sluggish voice "hell yeah man"! Almost pissed myself.
Tell me about the jumpsuit: I wore a jumpsuit when I was prolific in recording music in my home basement studio. It became my Mr. Rogers transformation as you will. Work all day at Boogaloos, then ride my bike home, switch into my short sleeve, blue-grey onesie and make some crazy electro-bay-freak-hop or have some gangsta's over for a "quiet" session of murder, chrome mustard and mayonnaise rims, selling drugs and life in the ghetto. Fun.
What's the story behind the tattoo? The mermaid is my homage to the ocean. It is my version of Yemaya, Brazilian goddess of the ocean. Since my restaurant Weird Fish sells A LOT of fish, I feel purchasing sustainable fish isn't enough. One of the rituals I learned was to dress all in white on New Years eve, head to any ocean and dip white roses in molasses for her offering. Works every time. It is just cold as hell.
What's the pirate thing about? I am a pirate of life, I like to take what is free, and make something out of it. I am not the old school pirate who pillage, rape and murder, I am an urban pirate, hustling, trying to make a living. Thinking outside the box with what we serve, to what I wear.
Why blue? It is my favorite color, ocean blue. The Caribbean is my favorite place to stare at blue.
Favorite time and/or place to ride: late afternoon, this time of year around 4-6pm. My manatee fins are all warmed up and I am ready for action.
Vélo Vogue tip of the day: Be different, at the same time, be yourself. Everyone knows when it is not really you.
Taco Bike Tim will be feeding the masses at my film's benefit event on Thursday Oct 14 from 6-10 pm at Mission Workshop, 40 Rondel Place! Come and behold the taco bike for yourself!