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Old 06-23-05, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by phidauex
"The City" is not the center of the world, don't kid yourselves.
forgive me but i beg to differ. by using a simple method of tri-angulation it can be said that the direct center of the world (nay, the universe!) would be between the three following points: el farolitos 24th/mission, cancun 6th/market and castellitos church/market. the x marks the spot almost exactly at dolores park! hurrah!
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Old 06-23-05, 05:10 PM
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just call it "babylon"
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Originally Posted by drac_vamp
forgive me but i beg to differ. by using a simple method of tri-angulation it can be said that the direct center of the world (nay, the universe!) would be between the three following points: el farolitos 24th/mission, cancun 6th/market and castellitos church/market. the x marks the spot almost exactly at dolores park! hurrah!
You are very close, but if you look closely, el farolitos should actually be replaced by la corneta. Just FYI
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Old 06-23-05, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Judah
You are very close, but if you look closely, el farolitos should actually be replaced by la corneta. Just FYI
c'mon! mere quibbles...
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Man, La Corneta is one of my favorites.
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all of this burrito talk might prompt a mighty big "burrito ride" in which each participant must complete (at the very least) 80% of his/her burrito at a number of spots to be determined by favoritism. each rider must choose a favorite and everyone has to go to each and every place, gripes and complaints aside. 10 riders, 10 spots. 20 riders, god forbid!, 20 spots. lots of rice, lots of beans, lots of cheese, lots of chips/salsa (except at the places that have now started charging for it --- damn you farolitos!)
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Old 06-23-05, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by drac_vamp
all of this burrito talk might prompt a mighty big "burrito ride" in which each participant must complete (at the very least) 80% of his/her burrito at a number of spots to be determined by favoritism. each rider must choose a favorite and everyone has to go to each and every place, gripes and complaints aside. 10 riders, 10 spots. 20 riders, god forbid!, 20 spots. lots of rice, lots of beans, lots of cheese, lots of chips/salsa (except at the places that have now started charging for it --- damn you farolitos!)
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurp.
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Originally Posted by drac_vamp
all of this burrito talk might prompt a mighty big "burrito ride" in which each participant must complete (at the very least) 80% of his/her burrito at a number of spots to be determined by favoritism. each rider must choose a favorite and everyone has to go to each and every place, gripes and complaints aside. 10 riders, 10 spots. 20 riders, god forbid!, 20 spots. lots of rice, lots of beans, lots of cheese, lots of chips/salsa (except at the places that have now started charging for it --- damn you farolitos!)
i feel ill just thinking about it.

measuring burritos to determine 20% would require a big a$$ caliper.
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GENIUS!! The Big Burrito Alleycat.
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Old 06-23-05, 06:22 PM
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right....so......do you want to race, or talk about the semantic value of "frisco?"
call out--
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Old 06-23-05, 06:24 PM
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Talk about semantics, of course. I don't like racing.
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only brakeless?? *gasp*
what about all the brake users who take off their brakes just for this one race, can you say roadkill??? ur sending good people to die sir
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don't worry - if you are fixed you have a drive train brake!

Now stop calling it brakeless!

Race? Sure! I'm in!
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Old 06-23-05, 10:16 PM
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San Fiasco, Sucka Free, Ess Eff, The City....whatever.

This alleycat intrigues me.
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Originally Posted by 46x17
don't worry - if you are fixed you have a drive train brake!

Now stop calling it brakeless!
so is this a semantic thing?

what are these?


use your imagination and add a chain, cog, and wheel to this image....do you call that object in this image the same as those in the image above?


I ride brakeless; suits me just fine.

Sorry to interrupt the thread. Wish I could race all of you.
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Old 06-23-05, 11:39 PM
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we call it

"the west bay"
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Originally Posted by adamkell
so is this a semantic thing?

what are these?


use your imagination and add a chain, cog, and wheel to this image....do you call that object in this image the same as those in the image above?


I ride brakeless; suits me just fine.

Sorry to interrupt the thread. Wish I could race all of you.

I don't call them the same and they are not the same: One is a drivetrain that can act as a drivetrain brake the other two are part of the handbrake setup. Both of them can be brakes. Just because it is not a handbrake does not mean it is not a brake. Do you call a coaster brake a handbrake?

Do run a freewheel with no handbrakes? - then you are riding brakeless - unless of course you use your shoe to rub against the tire then you have a shoe brake.
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Originally Posted by deadly_downtube
only brakeless?? *gasp*
what about all the brake users who take off their brakes just for this one race, can you say roadkill??? ur sending good people to die sir
Considering the number of times I've nearly been clipped in Sausalito on my road bike, there's no way I (for one) am doing that hill brakeless. Too dangerous, methinks...


** ** ** ** **

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forgive me but i beg to differ. by using a simple method of tri-angulation it can be said that the direct center of the world (nay, the universe!) would be between the three following points: el farolitos 24th/mission, cancun 6th/market and castellitos church/market. the x marks the spot almost exactly at dolores park! hurrah!
Originally Posted by Judah
You are very close, but if you look closely, el farolitos should actually be replaced by la corneta. Just FYI
Farolitos?!?! also Castellitos...I'm not as shocked about Castellitos, but neither can hold a candle to El Metate, run by my friend Francisco, at 22nd/Bryant. Food is fresher and better, and if you want something more exotic, like octopus or nopales, you can usually convince Francisco to get it for you.
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Old 06-24-05, 10:53 AM
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I'm thinking it should be called the "ROAD WARRIORS" race.
Actually, screw the race, whoever dresses up most like this guy wins:



I'm dusting off my leather chaps as we speak.
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Old 06-24-05, 05:13 PM
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if mos def can call brklyn 'the planet', i can call sf 'the city'.
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i think if you're mos def you can call anything anything you want
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Guru also calls it The Planet on Hard to Earn.
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this site claims these names for SF...

San Francisco, CA The Golden Gate City
San Francisco, CA Shaky Town
San Francisco, CA Baghdad by the Bay (WTF?!!??!!?)
San Francisco, CA The City
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'Baghdad by the Bay' was coined by herb caen, and is considered legit by old family/money san francisco peeps, for whatever that's worth.
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