Posts Tagged ‘san fransisco’

SF in B&W.

March 30, 2011

Lovely shots. 35mm Rules everytime and I really need to get out to SF, too. New York first though!

Jake Ricker via Tracko.

Emi 60 Mile.

January 4, 2010

Awesome. Best short I have seen in a while… the use of focus and colour is nigh on perfect.

Spotlight on EMI…

December 11, 2009

… Well Emi’s Tumblr in particular.


November 18, 2009

Always been a fan of Emi’s Leader. Spotted here.

Mash in Embrocation.

November 9, 2009


Spotted on my RSS reader this morning was a great write up from Mr Chow of Mash’s recent epic journey of the Tour of California. Brilliant, go read it.

“I Miss My Roadbike” –While it’s debatable the need of Campagnolo’s addition of an eleventh speed, 1 gear can (sometimes) leave a person in want of (just a little) more. A ‘1′ here represents, “The legs, body, mind and soul are in accord; all things are operating perfectly and are in concert with one another, the universe and my bike –the track bike is a marvelous machine and I am its master.” While, a ‘10′ represents, “I swear off all single-digit integers and things containing, made with, representative of, or otherwise related to anything with a singular unit of measure –single speeds, a singular-vision to finish the Tour of California on a track bike, etc.”

Via Embrocation.

SF to Seattle.

November 3, 2009


October 26, 2009

Massan. In my opinion always has the nicest looking ( Aluminium ) track bikes – Always with drops and always, always in Black. Exactly how they should be.

Spotted at Leeds Fixed.

Hellyer good.

August 26, 2009

Continuing the theme of what seems like a weeks worth of historical images are these, taken in San Fransicso circa 1963.

My favourite photograph is the lowest one… that guy on the left in the Belmont cycling cap and what appear to be Ray Bans has got to be the coolest looking motherfu**er I ever saw. If he didn’t get victory that day then he must have been robbed of it.




These photos are from a day of races at the Polo Fields in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in around 1963 or thereabouts. The morning started off at Shinn’s bike shop out near Ocean Beach where we met the Western Wanderers touring club. They took us on a liesurely tour of the Lake Merced area including a stop for a memorable breakfast at Joe’s of Westlake (which survives intact today). And then on to the Polo Fields in the Park for a day of bicycle racing. The Polo is a multi-use recreational facility consisting of a large grass playing field ringed by a slightly banked bicycle track a little over a kilometer in length. There was no functioning velodrome in the Bay Area at this time, so, the Polo was used for both road and track races. (Jim Manning informed me that the track was on the narrow side and that the chainlink fence could act like a cheese grater.) This was my first attempt to photograph bike racing with my fixed-lens Rollieflex in what turned out to be a less than photogenic site. Unfortunately, no program survives from the day’s mix of criterium and track events. I’m guessing that the host club was the San Francisco Wheelmen.

See more goodies like these over here.

One for the weekend

March 27, 2009

Some brilliant footage here from the birth of the Mountain Bike when folks were still riding single speed beachesque cruisers down sandy hills with barely functioning brakes and a complete lack of suspension.

Nowadays downhill mountain bikes look more like motocross bikes than their human powered brothers. Anyone who has seen the G-Honda bike ridden by the likes of Greg Minaar would agree. The thing has an internal gear box!

Cheers Matt for the linkage.
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