Fitness + Outdoors
The holidays seem to bring out a lot of different qualities in people, ranging from overt outpourings of generosity to incredible instances of selfishness and greed. Fortunately, we tend to see more of the former, and perhaps even sense a trend as a growing segment embraces the notion that an economy based entirely on consumer consumption is unsustainable. That said, to get in the proper frame of mind for this article, we suggest you suspend any shopping repression tendencies and start thinking of yourself. We're talking about self-gifting here, people.
It’s not easy to find a gift for the bike-obsessed person on your holiday list. Chances are, if they wanted it they already got it for themselves. But with so many bike shops in San Francisco, and the bike industry exploding with new stylized gear, there’s still a lot that the gear head in your life may not even know about. I searched the city to find some of the coolest, most stylish gear gift ideas. Here are my picks:
Last weekend brought torrential rains to San Francisco, and the busy intersection of 18th and Dolores street seemed among the hardest hit. All the rain from the surrounding hills pooled at the low-lying intersection and created: Dolores River.
“Doing Paradise” has long been a popular option for San Franciscan cyclists looking for an easy opportunity to escape the confines of city streets and congestion. Today’s ride, a 38-miler with about 1600 feet of elevation, is suitable for all types of cyclists–whether you're on a fast paced group ride or wanting a laid back family day.
We're guessing after a day of stuffing your face with turkey, watching football, and lounging around in a tryptophan-induced coma, you may need some fresh air in the great outdoors. Lucky for us, we don't need to go far to totally escape the city and the Presidio is the perfect respite from the hustle bustle.
If you ride a bike in San Francisco, you’ve probably noticed that the landscape looks a lot different than it did even a year ago. Bike lanes and projects have been added from the Bayview to Outer Richmond and everywhere in between.
Here are ten bike improvements I’m most thankful for this year:
Hans Benson of the San Francisco Bulls hockey team has traveled across the globe for hockey, but now he's back in his hometown playing right wing for the San Francisco Bulls, the new San Jose Sharks feeder team and the city's first professional hockey organization since 1996.