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- Today marks the 129th anniversary of the first transcontinental journey via a penny-farthing, accomplished by the gallant Brit, Thomas Stevens.
This baby folds in ten sec onds flat to dimensions of 16.5 by 35 by 30 inches and weighs just 29 pounds— essential attributes for commuters who travel on trains with bicycle restrictions. Eclipse has 24-inch wheels and a nine-speed drivetrain, boons for riders seeking the comfort and flexibility of a full-size bike in a folding version.
- They say that home is where the heart is. And now your home can have a brain as well. Sound futuristic?
Gear up and join architects David Baker and Robin Levitt and planner Rob Bregoff for a guided ride past some of the city’s most spectacular post-earthquake homes. The tour will focus on notable modern residential architecture outside of San Francisco’s downtown core and will cover 15 miles, including steep hills. It will look at works by Second Bay Area Tradition architects and contemporaries, including buildings by Richard Neutra, William Wurster, Gardner Dailey, Henry Hill, and Anshen + Allen. Part of a rich architectural tradition, these buildings are also a feature of our everyday landscape. Viewing these houses through the focused lens of local architects and planners, our daily city becomes a richer, more revealed place.
Total tour time is four hours. Ride will cover 15 miles, including hilly terrain. Riders must provide their own bicycle (low gearing recommended), lock, and sufficient water, and must wear comfortable clothing with layers and a helmet. Riders will be provided with a route map, a reflective limited-edition laminated spoke card for their bicycle wheel, a souvenir T-shirt and a small snack. The tour will stop for lunch: Please bring your own lunch or cash for an inexpensive lunch purchase.
Tour led by architects David Baker, FAIA, and Robin Levitt and planner Rob Bregoff.