Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Dustin Klein

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    Born out of the bike messenger culture of San Francisco, Dustin Klein founded the cycling brand, Cadence, in 2003. Since that year, Klein has been helping propel the cycling community forward through unique creative visions and an unwavering to commitment to cycling in all its forms. Klein has executed many grass roots cycling events including the now famous, Fast Fridays. Launched in Seattle after he moved the Cadence studio there, Fast Friday has quickly evolved from a small local race to a globally recognized movement centered around monthly community-based cycling events. The cycling world recognized Fast Fridays in a self-titled documentary that focuses on the event’s growth and popularity around the world. Klein recently partnered up with DVS Shoes on a cycling-specific collaboration project aimed at producing a shoe made specifically for inner city cycling. After a 3 year hiatus, from the Bay Area. Klein decided it was time to move the Cadence studio back to San Francisco, where the both Klein and Cadence currently reside.   
    —Earl Learner
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    Favorite Neighborhood: All of the above.
    Favorite bar: Brown bag
    Favorite coffee shop: Mojo
    Favorite place to buy threads: Cadence, obviously.
    Favorite tourist attraction: Golden Gate Bridge/GG Park
    Favorite bike shop: Freewheel on Hayes
    Best place with outside seating to get a drink:  Panhandle
    Best museum or gallery: MOMA / Luggage store
    Favorite place to ride your bike in the city: Side streets, Panhandle, GG park.
    Favorite food spot: Little Star
    Favorite hidden gem in SF: The stairways
    Favorite skate shop: DLXSF
    Favorite locally produced food or beverage: It's-It's
    Favorite living SF legend:  Barry McGee
    Favorite annual event: Quake City Rumble
    Guilty pleasure in SF: sunny and 60 in October
    Best live music venue: Great American Music Hall
    Favorite park: Golden Gate
    Best Burrito: city wide
    Best barber shop: My studio
    Best tattoo shop: Everlasting
    Best shoe shop: Huf
    You’d only find this in San Francisco:  Weather, bike culture, open minds, great food, healthy living, creativity...packed in one small place.
    Giants or As? B's
    Noise Pop, Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival? mp3
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  • Dan Kastner

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    In the late 1970s, mopeds became a popular way to get around, especially in an era of soaring gas prices. This craze ended in the early 1980s, and most of these mopeds ending up being relegated to the backs of garages for decades. Over the past 15 years, Dan Kastner has helped to get many of these old, broken mopeds out of the garage and onto the street, an effort that has resulted in a new moped craze. He was in large part responsible for creating the Moped Army, a national organization of moped gangs across the country. In 2003 he started 1977 mopeds in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which sells mopeds and moped parts, and provides moped repair service. Since then, 1977 has expanded to Chicago and Seattle, and three years ago he and co-owner Pat Tuner (originally of the Chicago branch of the Moped Army) moved to San Francisco to start a shop. 1977 is currently looking for a new location for its storefront.

    — David Pilz

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    Favorite Neighborhood: Lower Haight!

    Best cheap eats: Mythic Pizza / Yamo tied up.

    Favorite bar: Uptown

    Favorite coffee shop: Four Barrel

    Favorite place to buy threads: Selfedge

    Favorite tourist attraction: Twin Peaks

    Favorite bike shop: Valencia Cycle

    Best place with outside seating to get a drink: Mad Dog in the Fog

    Best museum or gallery: California Academy of Sciences

    Favorite place to ride your bike in the city: Dolores Park

    Favorite food spot: St. Francis Fountain

    Favorite hidden gem in SF: Sutro Baths

    Favorite locally produced food or beverage: It's-it Ice Cream Sammich

    Favorite living SF legend: Jack Dorsey

    Favorite annual event: My wife tells me Renegade Craft fair

    Guilty pleasure in SF: Burgermeister Bacon Cheeseburger

    Best live music venue: Great American Music Hall

    Favorite park: Duboce Park

    Best Burrito: La Cumbre

    Best barber shop: Edo Salon

    Best tattoo shop: Skull and Sword

    Best shoe shop: Chrome

    Best camera rental: My Buddy G.

    You’d only find this in San Francisco: Creatures of the Loin

    Giants or As? Giants!

    Noise Pop, Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival? Outside Lands

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  • Colby Elrick

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    First time I met Colby he was doing one-handed wheelies in circles around me. Needless to say, I was hella jealous. I could tell that a focused individual lurked behind those wheelies. A skateboarder who rides a fixed gear bike that also has the patience to sit through endless bails to capture epic moments of skateboard and bicycle triumphs. All the while keeping a cool head and an eye on the prize. Whether it be crackin' brews or hitting the pavement, Colby Elrick is a G!

    — John Cardiel 

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    Favorite Neighborhood: I'd say the Mission because of the warmer weather and the amount of people out and about

    Best cheap eats: Sweet Chinito Coffee- hella good sandwiches!

    Favorite bar: Nite Cap

    Favorite coffee shop: Cole Coffee on Cole and Haight

    Favorite place to buy threads: FTC or DLX

    Favorite tourist attraction: Golden Gate Bridge

    Favorite bike shop: Box Dog and Freewheel on Hayes

    Best museum or gallery: Academy of Sciences

    Favorite place to ride your bike in the city: The Tenderloin!

    Favorite food spot: Mariachi's

    Favorite hidden gem in SF: The abandoned insane asylum tennis courts at 6am

    Favorite skate shop: FTC and DLX

    Favorite locally produced food or beverage: ZOLA! It's bottled in SF anyway,yeah?

    Favorite living SF legend: Rappin-4-Tay! Sucka Free!

    Favorite annual event: Lovefest I guess haha

    Guilty pleasure in SF: Nite Cap

    Best live music venue: Slim's

    Favorite park: Hipster hill

    Best Burrito: Mariachi's

    Best barber shop: Gillette Fusion with a vibrating head

    Best tattoo shop: I don't know I'm tattoo free.

    Best shoe shop: HUF

    Best camera rental: Calumet

    You’d only find this in San Francisco: Colin Arlen

    Giants or As? Giants

    Noise Pop, Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival?  None, but if I got a free ticket to Outside Lands I'd go.

  • Brian Anderson

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    I’ve known Brian Anderson since just after he relocated to San Francisco from the East Coast. Brian and I were introduced when I was working for Thrasher Magazine, the magazine that honored him with its coveted “Skater of the Year” award in 1999. Brian has the most SF pride of anyone I have ever met, and if I didn’t know any better I’d swear he was born and raised in the Bay Area. It could be his loyalty to the Giants or how he prefers to skate or walk from place to place in the city even though he has a car…or maybe the fact that when asked where he’s from Brian answers “SF” without hesitation. Our careers have allowed us to travel all over the world together and although we’ve been to some amazing places, the most memorable of times have been just cruising around San Francisco together. Brian is one of my favorite people and trust me he is the perfect tour guide. Who knows, one day he will probably be the mayor…He definitely has my vote!

    - Lindsey Byrnes

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    Favorite Neighborhood: Excelsior

    Best cheap eats: Ganim's $5 cheeseburger, fries, coke

    Favorite bar: Mission Bar

    Favorite coffee shop: King of Coffee (inside new mission market)

    Favorite place to buy threads: Arik Surplus on Mission

    Favorite tourist attraction: Conservatory of Flowers

    Favorite bike shop: Freewheel

    Best place with outside seating to get a drink: Wildside West in Bernal Heights

    Best museum or gallery: Striving Arboretum in GG Park

    Favorite place to ride your bike in the city: The Presidio

    Favorite food spot: Lovejoys Tea Room (Church at Clipper)

    Favorite hidden gem in SF: The Mission Dolores Cemetery

    Favorite skate shop: FTC, Mission Skateboards, DLX, HUF and Cruz

    Favorite locally produced food or beverage: Michael Reccutti Chocolates

    Favorite living SF legend: The Twins (Marian and Vivian Brown)

    Favorite annual event: Folsom Street Fair

     

    Guilty pleasure in SF: Ryoko

    Best live music venue: El Rio

    Favorite park: Golden Gate Park

    Best Burrito: El Farolito Best barber shop: Louie's in the Castro

    Best tattoo shop: Blackheart

    Best shoe shop: Maura's Boots

    Best camera rental: Calumet

    You'd only find this in San Francisco: Asia SF

    Giants or As? Giants

    Noise Pop, Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival? Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

  • Benny Gold

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    If you meet Ben on the streets and you are a good person, you guys will become friends. It's just like that. He was raised by a really bright couple of young adults, on an island off the tip of southern Florida, where he had his own playground to develop a solid set of morals and learn balance in body and mind. He carries all these values forward in life with a positive outlook and a short list of to do's; Collaborate with friends,  time with family and rolling around this planet on the board and bike.

    Ben has an effortless way of creating content through icons, and symbolism. His design esthetic is fluid, effective, and approachable. This has transcended from paper and pixels to objects we all live with and take on our own adventures. His esthetic is rich in the homegrown line and shop he runs with his wife, Hiromi, and personal assistant, Levi.

    Damn, taking a moment to write a few words about my friend only leads to wanting to hang out. Dude, whats for lunch?!    — Mike Martin

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    Best cheap eats: Taco Window on 21st street

    Favorite bar: 500 Club. Skateboards line the walls and all your friends are always there.

    Favorite coffee shop: There are so many great ones in the city - Four Barrel, Ritual and Philz. You can't go wrong with any of those!

    Favorite place to buy threads: Is this a trick question? Benny Gold store - 3171 21st Street.

    Favorite tourist attraction: China Banks!!

    Favorite bike shop: Freewheel. They take care of you!

    Best place with outside seating to get a drink: Delores Park!

    Best museum or gallery: Fecal Face Gallery because John and I go back since we both moved to the city to follow our skateboards. Glad you are still here homie!

    Favorite place to ride your bike in the city: Push the cruiser bike to 3rd and army with my skateboard strapped on the back to sneak in a mid week skate sesh

    Favorite food spot: Millennium hands down! Best vegetarian spot i have ever been to!

    Favorite hidden gem in SF: Bummy town banks by the freeway. Bring some beers and boards!

    Favorite skate shop: When I am in SF, it’s always DLX on Market

    Favorite locally produced food or beverage: Prince Neville Ginger Beer or Hibiscus

    Favorite living SF legend: Mickey Reyes

    Favorite annual event: My birthday!

    Guilty pleasure in SF: Walking my dog Levi around the mission and hitting up coffee shops

    Best live music venue: Great American Music Hall

    Favorite park: Delores Park

    Best Burrito: Cancun...it's a classic

    Best barber shop: Pretty Pretty Collective

    Best tattoo shop: Skull and Sword

    Best shoe shop: True

    Best camera rental: Never used one

    You’d only find this in San Francisco: Left over hippies, dot com boomers, skaters, beat generation and hills!

    Giants or As? Giants

    Noise Pop, Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival? Noise Pop when it first started. I lost interest over the years

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