Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Biking Quote

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
John F. Kennedy

Bike Handling Tips


October, in my opinion, offers some of the most beautiful scenery & weather. Even in San Francisco, where we have an over adundance of Fog and cold days, it's marvelous.

Indian Summer days are terrific for riding, enjoying nature and just clearing your head.

So, hoping that we will get more warmth & Sun before Winter hits us. It's always more enjoyable to ride when you're not all bundled up like an Eskimo and fingers feel like they're gonna snap off.

Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nike Women's Marathon - Sunday, October 17, 2010

Great Highway will be CLOSED from 4 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday 10/17/10.

So if you typically use Great Highway plan another route.


Street Closure - Nike Women's Marathon - 10/17/2010

It is now Friday, October 15th (2 days before the event) and no one including 311 can find information about which routes and/or streets will be closed during the Nike Women's Marathon.

Yes, the triangular signs with florescent lettering are tagged on the streets posts that state NO PARKING etc.. but do I see a single notice stating alternate routes or a closure of Great Highway? I am all for charitable events like this, since we a non-profit, community based group, but let's disseminate ROAD CLOSURE information better, there are those that need to get out of the city and go to work.... But, as usual, the agencies contracted or hired to inform the public can't because MTA hasn't updated their information and circulated to the powers that be (e.g. 311, Police Department etc...). And, frankly NIKE doesn't have anything on there website.

Let's prepare better for next year and post on all websites ROAD CLOSURES well in advance and not the night before or having to guess by looking at a year old article. And, make the NOTICE OBVIOUS. Should not have to hunt for information, it should be on the 1st Page.

Thank you!

UPDATE: Just received, Even Harding Park Golf Course can alert people to Road Closures but
not MTA or Nike Site -