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On the Road……More of Biketoberfest 2011, Marin County, CA

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A few more pictures courtesy of my Sr. bicycling and beer correspondent. This one is of a smart looking lady astride a very rare Pedersen bicycle.

I don’t know what the heck this contraption is, but you can bet that plenty of micro brews (I’m guessing oatmeal stouts) were consumed in preparation for the voyage!

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October 2nd, 2011 at 10:22 am

On the Road……Biketoberfest 2011, Marin County, CA

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Since I was unavailable to attend, The Friday Cyclotouriste sent its Sr. bicycle and beer correspondent to last week-end’s Biketoberfest — a biking and brewing hootenanny in my hometown of Fairfax (here’s a link to my coverage of the event from 2010).

My intrepid correspondent (seen here) does have other interests besides bicycles and beer. He can often be found at MIXTAPES and Hurqalya when he’s not teaching middle school religion classes in Marin County.

From the Rivendell stall at Biketoberfest. This is the unorthodox Sam Hilborne frameset with the double top tube.

I love the bakfiet design. If I had kids or had lots of stuff to routinely lug around this would be the design I’d chose.

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September 30th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Bicycling Culture……Election Day in Pelosi Country

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Made a quick ride over to my polling station (the Woman’s Club in Fairfax) to vote. Some of the ballot highlights:

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November 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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Bicycling Culture……Biketoberfest Marin 2010

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Bicycles + Beer + Birthplace of the mountain bike = Biketoberfest this past Saturday, 10/16/10.

sycipSycip, a local Sonoma County builder.

bettyBetty Foy‘s back-side (by Rivendell).

bambooBamboo-framed bikes including the Bamboosero.

capsLUCE goods = hand-made cycling clothes.

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One of several non-profits in attendance was the National Parks Conservancy. (I was staffing the WalkBikeMarin tent.)

Not pictured is the delicious Spanish paella I had for lunch courtesy of Venga Paella (Thanks Eduardo!) or the Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s PILS that I washed it down with. The PILS wasn’t bad, but it could not compare to my favorite pilsner brewed fresh in nearby Berkeley.

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October 18th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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On the Road……St. Rita’s Church in Fairfax

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April 13th. I can’t put off doing my taxes any longer. So I take a quick ride to my local library to pick up some tax forms.

After I get my forms, I’m suddenly struck by the view looking across the street at St. Rita’s Church.

Time to make a quick portrait of the Nishiki Mixte, I think.

For better or for worse, this pretty much sums up the way most of my photos come about: spontaneously and a quite randomly.

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April 13th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

On the Road……Rain, Rain, Rain

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In between rain showers I went for a little ride around downtown Fairfax today. I spied this cruiser, parked under an awning to keep it dry, I guess. Not even a lock! It’s all good.

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January 20th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Bike Culture……Downtown Fairfax

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Hmmm, what’s with this big van at the end of my alleyway? Something bicycle related it seems.

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December 21st, 2009 at 1:41 am

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See the little one peaking out of the trailer? (Good thing she’s wearing a helmet!)

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December 21st, 2009 at 1:40 am

Bike Culture……Downtown Fairfax

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December 21st, 2009 at 1:39 am

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Ah yes, it’s the local bicycle, brat and beer garden!  Gestalt Haus 28 Bolinas Rd. on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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December 21st, 2009 at 1:39 am

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