Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park

This park is located on the southern waterfront of Richmond California at the old Ford Motor Assembly Plant (map). (Wiki)

It’s about a mile away from the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park that started the National Park

This is Lucretia Edwards Park which is just a few feet from the visitors center

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modern biking in the Presidio of San Francisco

Ain’t technology wonderful?

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Astrid and Eric world tour – Dutch bicyclists arrive in San Francisco

Astrid and Eric are from Holland and are currently bicycling around the world. Here’s a blog from Canada this summer that mentions them along with some more info on how they are doing it

This photo is of Astrid and Eric today on the hill just north of Mill Valley. They are staying in Sausalito tonight and tomorrow in SF where they should be riding out this upcoming storm and continuing south after that on highway 1 down the coast to LA. So watch out for them cause they are nice people

Their website is at http://weerkommen.webklik.nl/page/english and they’re biking to support animal rights, which is a good cause, so good luck to Astrid and Eric

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mobile chop shop at 7th and Mission

Mobile chop shop at 7th and Mission

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city bike share at 7th and Market

Where is the best possible place you could put the city bike share racks now being installed all over the city of San Francisco?

Think about it

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updated, the first damage reported on the bikes in the first 24 hours, three blocks away.

update September 5, 2013, less than a week later, the first bike theft reported in the Mission

updated September 6th, 2013, Stanley Roberts of ‘People Behaving Badly’ caught people doing strange things to the bike share racks at, where else, 7th and Market. And another bike theft reported in the Mission

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Bicyclist memorial at 6th and Folsom

A bicyclist was killed at 6th and Folsom yesterday. She has now been identified as Amelie Le Moullac and this is the memorial at 6th and Folsom

updated August 21, 2013> there is a developing story about a nearby video that surfaced

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Critical Mass 20th Anniversary

Lots of cameras at the 20th anniversary of Critical mass in San Francisco. This video is at Grant and Market and doesn’t show the whole thing, but it’s 20 minutes long. It took 30+ minutes for everyone to pass, so it gives a pretty good idea of how many thousands of bikes there were. The time on the video is off by one hour. It should be 7pm, not 6pm The photos are from Justin Herman Plaza just before it began

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Critical Mass 10th Anniversary, September 27, 2002

my own photos from the Critical Mass 10th Anniversary, September 27, 2002. Published for the first time, 10 years later. It will be the 20th Anniversary this Friday, September 28, 2012

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Critical Mass 20th Anniversary stickers

Coming soon to a bike post near you. This one in Mid Market

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San Francisco’s first bike protest

San Francisco originated the bike protest ‘critical mass’ in 1992, and September 2012 is the 20th anniversary ride

But the very first mass bike protest in San Francisco was almost 100 years earlier on July 25, 1896. This was published in the San francisco Call, July 26, 1896 and can be viewed at the Library of Congress

There’s also a nice write up at The Great Bicycle Protest of 1896 (PDF) and is during the great bicycle craze of 1896

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