What a great test run weekend touring adventure! I was completely reminded of why I love touring.
I was loaded up and on the road by 8:30 a.m. and made it to Golden Gate Bridge by 11:15- a mere 45 minutes longer than anticipated. The foggy chilly start along the ocean did not help get my motor running for the major ass-kicking climb to get up and over the foothill mountain pass between Continue reading →
My beloved bike seat gets a little zesty facelift!
First things first, I feel the need to get everything I own (bike related) out and displayed so I can evaluate what I have and don’t have. Oh man, I think (I know) I have way too much for this trip. It is only a one night overnight. First off, I am reminded of how heavy locks are! Am I really going to bring my U-lock and cable? I got away without one for 4 months solo in Europe. Surely I can last a day. My tent is darn heavy too. Do I really need it for Continue reading →
Very last minute, I decided to get my old touring bike I had in Cleveland to San Francisco. I totally underestimated what was involved with packing and shipping my bike as it’s been awhile. Here’s what I learned and recalled a bit too late. Continue reading →
The Original Scratch-n-Sniff Variety Show is set to do another show on Thursday, April 18 at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco (see video below). The line up includes all new acts, and some new interactive Scratch-n-Sniff Contests and more fun prizes. Acts shall include a musical comedy performance, magic, dance, mind reading, juggling, comedy…and some most unusual sideshow bits.
The original Scratch-n-Sniff Variety Show’s debut performance was a bit of a dream come true for me! Almost 15 years ago, I saw a variety show in San Francisco that spurred my interest in creating one myself. While I had produced one back in my hometown in Ohio, the experience of creating one in San Francisco was a whole other level. Oh My Continue reading →
Another worthy, wacky experience to have in San Francisco awaits you at the Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space. “Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre’s 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. ‘Sound sculptures’ are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre.” Even after 40 years, the creator and composer, Stan Shaff, still Continue reading →
Gotta love the live music house party scene in San Francisco! Sometimes you get lucky and happen upon something really, really cool. This was it –an evening of inspired tea and music emanating from intriguing invented instruments. Continue reading →
I love live music! So first thing after moving to San Francisco on a limited budget, I needed to know where to go on any given night to find good FREE live music. Whether you are a tourist or local, here’s my picks for free (or almost free) live music every night of the week in San Francisco!! Please let me know of any other places you would recommend. Continue reading →