Dear Xtracycle people in the Bay Area:
This weekend I'm organizing a bike ride from San Francisco to Muir Beach to
take place during the Superbowl.
Please read on if you're interested:
It happens every year. You havent planned anything special for Superbowl
Sunday. Youre not a big football fan. Nevertheless, you do one of three
1. You accept a last minute invitation to watch the game with friends, most
of whom have not seen another football game all year. These people remain
silent during the game as the remaining 10% cheer, riveted.
2. Stay at home. Feel lonely. Turn on the TV and watch the game with some
3. Stay at home. Feel lonely. Keep TV off. Get nothing done.
This year, join me in saying to hell with the peer pressure, the cheering
for advertisements, the lukewarm buffalo wings, the adoration of our culture
s best paid athletes while we eat Fritos on the couch.
Im organizing a rip-roaring mountain bike ride through the Marin Headlands
to Muir Beach on Superbowl Sunday. The roads and trails will be deserted,
and well be passing through some beautiful vistas. If you dont have a
mountain bike, dont count yourself out just yet. Read on. There is an
on-road option for those who want to meet up at the destination: The Pelican
Pub in Muir Beach. The Pelican is a British-style pub, where we can take in
some refreshing beers, and they dont have a TV.
Will it be hard and dangerous? Yes, it will be hard. The whole ride might
take over 5 hours. Parts of the return trip could take place in the dark. I
will bring some loaner sets of the Down Low Glow with me for people to
borrow. We will be climbing long hills on fire roads. It will be pretty
safe. The descents can be steep in spots, and Ive seen people scuff up
their elbows before. But there are no cliffs to fall off, and everything is
walkable if you dont feel sure of your skills. As mountain biking goes,
this ride is considered non-technical. You wont have to pick through
boulders and logs.
On the return trip, we can either go back through the Marin Headlands or
climb up route 1 to Sausalito and take the ferry back to Pier 39.
And what if I dont have a mountain bike? A lot of regular bikes can make
this route, though people with skinny city tires might have poor traction on
the steep parts. There is an on-road option that will meet up at the
Pelican. Im planning to use my everyday city bike (an Xtracycle with street
tires). Getting off and walking is encouraged. If you want to come but you
dont think your bike is up to it, let me know, Ill see if you can borrow
Time and Details:
Sunday, February 6, 2:30 PM. Meet at City Hall steps (Grove St.), San
Francisco, at 1 PM. Going to Pelican Pub, Muir Beach, Marin County. If you
have good headlights and safety lights, bring them.
Paul Freedman a.k.a. Fossil Fool
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 12:29 AM
Subject: [rootsradicals] Digest Number 40
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1. Bikes Against Bush - an Internet-enabled protest
From: Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:03:36 -0400
From: Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...
Subject: Bikes Against Bush - an Internet-enabled protest
I wanted to tell you about Bikes Against Bush, an exciting project I am
producing for the upcoming Republican National Convention. Bikes
Against Bush is a one-of-a-kind, interactive protest/performance that
occurs simultaneously online and on the streets of NYC during the
upcoming Republican National Convention. Using a Wireless
Internet-enabled bicycle outfitted with a custom-designed printing
device, the Bikes Against Bush bicycle can print spray-chalk text
messages sent from web users directly onto the streets of Manhattan.
Please visit http://www.bikesagainstbush.com
for more info and to watch
a video of the Bikes Against Bush bicycle in action.
During the convention, online users will be able to follow the
performance on the website as well as send a message to the bicycle in
real-time. So, even if you can't be in New York to oppose the GOP, you
can interject your anti-Bush sentiments directly onto the city streets
through Bikes Against Bush. Exact performance times will be announced
on the website in the coming weeks.
If you wish to support this exciting project, please consider
contributing a donation through the website at:
Thank you so much for all your efforts. With your help we can send a
message to America and send George Bush back to Crawford, TX, this
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