Virginia and I made the train for
Tour De Fat with not much time to spare. She was impressed by the
changes in San Francisco, meaning bike lanes on Market St. and the
wiggle, the best way to ride a bike from the train station to
Golden Gate Park. Then we saw all the bikes parked in the valet
parking for Tour De Fat she went "Wow!" Yup, the pedal powered
revolution is getting real for sure!
Turns out that PedalRevolution.org
is a nonprofit bike kitchen type place where volunteers work with
people who want to fix their own bikes. They have plenty of tools
and expertise. Sounds like if you're in San Francisco with a
limping bike and little money or a fascination for fixing your
bike go to them for help. They have a great sticker!
Beyond the valet bike parking was
another huge area devoted to self parking bikes. We parked
there, but I forgot to take a picture of that.
Virginia and I spent some time wandering Tour De Fat. There was
a corral of strange "bikes" that I could have taken pictures of.
There were booths for the event sponsors where we stopped at to
learn about them. There were many beer booths, where we could
sample different gourmet style beers. There were games and fun
stuff to look at. Several stages of entertainment, but nothing
that really grabbed me in that "I want to take pictures!" way.
Then we found a tent where kereoke
was happening. The volunteers doing songs were picking great
dance tunes and the other patrons were dancing up a storm to
them. We spent the rest of the afternoon there, dancing and
having a great time.
Gotta mention that there was a
batch of Colorado (expats? tourists?) that really flaunted their
home state. Nice to see that pride of place.
That frisbee was just sitting on the table. I asked around and
nobody knew who owned it. Virginia and I borrowed it and started
playing catch. It wasn't too long before the guy in the Steward
shirt came to get his frisbee. Thanks for letting us use it guy!