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Five Great Bikes for Holiday Self-Gifting

The Yeti Big Top 29er

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.

Stylish Gifts for the Bike Lover on Your List

Atomic 22 Phil Wood Set

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:

 

Is This the Best San Francisco Bike Photo Ever?

Bike Photo

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.

The Ultimate Sunday Ride: Paradise Loop

Paradise Loop

“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.

Seven JumpstartMD Tips to Avoid Seven Extra Holiday Pounds

Holiday Champagne

Here are healthy holiday tips from JumpstartMD, Northern California’s largest medical practice dedicated to weight management.

Giant Bicycle Party This Sunday!

Winterfest 2012

Bike lovers, grab your favorite steed and your wish list for all things bicycle, and pedal on over to Winterfest, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s giant bike party this Sunday.

Scenes of the City: The Presidio

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.

Escape from SF: Pinnacles National Monument

Just two and a half hours south of San Francisco sits an outdoor paradise, Pinnacles National Monument.

10 San Francisco Bike Improvements to be Thankful for This Year

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:

Q & A with San Francisco Bulls Hockey Player Hans Benson

SF Bulls

Originally published as part of My SF on Huffington Post SF

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.

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