This is the eighth layout of the 2013 PiNP Calendar, entitled “Live to Shred”. The camera, lens used and location are noted on the bottom left of the document.
The atavistic urge to play is inherent in all animals. From the porpoise, to the antelope and even your standard issue dirt rider, shredding is part of their daily routine. Sometimes, we just need a friendly reminder…
Sometimes, good coffee is more than enough motivation to do a quick ride through Golden Gate Park in SF. If you don’t have time for the San Bruno loop, there’s a quicker way. The first time I made it out to Trouble Coffee was with Chas, back in May when I was in town for the ATOC. This time, the sandwich board spoke its words of wisdom with one simple phrase: Live to Shred. We rolled back through the park, bumped into Marc and swung by the De Young museum, one of my all-time favorite HdM projects.
I can’t say I shredded much riding home, filled with toast and coffee but it did make for some excellent photos of the #lightbro through GGP… See more in the gallery!
San Francisco has many great coffee shops but one in particular has become sort of a tradition in the past few times I’ve visited the city. Trouble Coffee is by no means a local’s secret, but it’s worth the jaunt over if you have the time. Especially if you can meander a bit, say, up San Bruno.
Chas took me on a great 28 mile loop around SF one of the last days I was in town. We started in the Mission, headed south up San Bruno, took a dead-end but scenic road and then headed west to Trouble coffee before splitting GGP on the way home. All in all, it was a great little ride and it goes to show that you really can get in a lot of climbing (2,000′) on an easy ride like this.
Check out the route on my Strava and maybe give it a try yourself. See more shots from the road (and dirt) in the Gallery!
Tonight, Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles will be leading a discussion at Mission Workshop on his domestically-produced, carbon fiber #spacebikes. A Q&A will follow, along with free booze. Yes, free beer. Make it out this evening after work and give Ben a high-five for me!
When I travel, I always have a camera on me and lately, it’s been a toss up between the Mamiya and the Leica. The only time I really carry my digital camera with me is if I am going to shoot a bike, or a shop, but in general, all my travel photos have been film. Which creates an overflow of randomness from each city I visit. Most of which don’t merit a post just by themselves. See some narrated photos of faces and places in the Gallery! Hey, if I don’t post them, they’ll sit on my hoard drive…
I love my Sanction and Fitzroy rucksacks from Mission Workshop. The construction is top-notch and the sizing is perfect for their intended use. Now the Sanction comes in a AP Series, VX-lined (much lighter than the standard) edition:
“Limited edition AP Series Sanction rucksack built with a waxed cotton twill canvas and a lightweight VX ripstop liner. This edition features both standard and red Arkiv closure buckles with liners to match.
The AP Sanction also features YKK urethane coated zippers, waterproof materials, an internal frame sheet and an optional waist belt. A large interior zippered pocket fits up to 15in laptops. Five other pockets of varying size round out this versatile backpack.
I love spaces like this, especially from someone who rides bikes. Artistic artifacts, scrawl, illustrations, bike components and just stuff, plastered all over the walls. Can anyone guess who’s “Dude Room” this is?
Tools of the trade:
Leica M7 / Zeiss 28mm t*
On my last night in SF, I hopped up to the top of the biggest hill I could find and waited for the fog to envelop Sutro as the sun was setting like it so often does. I shot a few 35mm and medium format photos, but these were my favorite. I really do love that city.
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