Saturday, September 28, 2013

Man Pedals Same Bike To, Across and From San Francisco Bay!

Note: With just a small bit of web research, i found out that Shuttle Bike, the Italian company that made the bike accessory Judah Schjller, below,  used to pedal across the Bay has been trying to promote its invention here in Europe  since 1992.

What it took to get this 'new way of biking'" really  known about in the USA was a good marketing guy. Enter Judah Schiller, the founder of two San Francisco brand marketing companies. 
Aiko  and Saatchi & Saatchi). A tip of the hit to him for knowing how to spin the half baked Bay Bridge bike path to get publicity for both a water bike lane and for his ad agency!!

Judah Schiller, a former attorney and single father of three, rode to the 
water's edge in Oakland, CA, outfitted his bike with a propeller and 
pontoons (a ten-minute job) and 45 minutes later he was 
at the Ferry Building in San Francisco!

And yet there again, Judah may have taken his  inspiration from the Kinetic Sculpture racers who have been pedaling on water and land since the early 1970's:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SF Market St 1906 Days Before Quake

The above video of a cable car ride to the 1896 built Ferry Building shot days before the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 offers an amazing look at a time when the world functioned just fine without the rules of the road. 

The quality is so excellent that the 30 second commercial penalty is worth the wait. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Giant's 79 Year-Old CEO Rides 700 Mies a Month - Story in NY Times

The former manufacturer for Schwinn, and now the world's largest maker of bikers,
Giant Bicycles, is led by a man who bikes his talk!!