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Success!

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

I was able to find the Bike Kitchen yesterday, after riding around back and forth. It turns out that I have passed by the building on the last two occasions that I have ridden by, it just so happens that they DO NOT have any kind of signage to let people know they exist. I suppose it is more of a word of mouth co-op type of deal. It did seem like a decent place though, I didn’t go in but I am sure the place is alright from the outside… Probably much more different atmosphere on the inside.

So what’s in store for today? Doing some pre-critical mass stuff. I called in to the bike shop, and asked if they could squeeze me in for a quick tune-up/check for things. I know my bike isn’t all that old, but I have put at least 200 miles on it and could probably use some cable tension checking. I also should head down to the bike shop and get my ‘warranty sticker’ too, as I’ve slacked on that. Which reminds me.. I really need to register my bike too! Ahh well.. should all be done by the end of the day. Still a lot of stuff ahead of me to do.

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Bike Kitchen Arrgs!

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

So I guess I Am going to make this short and sweet because I should already be in bed tomorrow because of early morning wake ups.

I was riding along today, once again searching for the Bike Kitchen in San Francisco. I sadly have to say that I apparently missed it twice as I ride up and down the street it is on, and I am going to have to say it’s due to improper signage of the place. The place that it should be at on google maps looks like it’s a pretty concealed place and suppose to be some sort of well-kept secret. I don’t get it personally, but I saw some pictures of the old place it was at and you definitely knew you were at the Bike Kitchen. This new place? Not so much and I guess I will have to really study these google images before making a third attempt.

Come on Bike Kitchen I want to visit you, but stop hiding already! It is kind of fun I guess, cruising around a half residential, half commercial area. I mean it wasn’t run down or anything, the neighborhood seems pretty chill with cafes even on the corner. Ahh well, still psyched about critical mass and it’s coming soon; woop!

Sunny Times

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Today was rather sunny in San Francisco, so I couldn’t resist going out and riding around the city.

First off, I thought it would have been a nice day to check out the Bike Kitchen, but I couldn’t exactly find it. I knew the general location, off Florida but I just couldn’t help find it. On the plus side, I visited a few other LBS’, and was able to get some rear eyelet screws for cheap, huzzah! I have some time tomorrow so if it is sunny like today, I am definitely going to head back out again and finally track down this Bike Kitchen to see what is going on there. They should like it would be a cool place to visit, though probably not for me since I have a nice new shiny bike, and they do old vintage fix-it’s. Still, the concept sounds great eh? I was also looking forward to cruising across the Golden Gate Bridge, but I changed my mind since it only has one shared bicycling and pedestrian lane. I can look forward to crossing it when they re-open the other side.. which should be some time in late September.

What’s next on the schedule? I am looking forward to doing a little bit of Critical Mass. I have heard about it, and seen it, but never done it before for one reason or another. Can’t wait to be in it though! I am sure it’s one of those things you have to experience at least once.