Best Halloween Costumes for You and Your Bicycle – Runners Up

Best Halloween Costumes for You and Your Bicycle – Runners Up

Now that it’s October, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Halloween costumes for the year. (Truth be told, I have an excuse to think about costumes pretty much all year because Halloween is also my birthday.) I’m also a film fan and had an “Aha!” moment the other day when watching collected clips of the best bike scenes in cinema. Why not combine the two and have a Halloween costume inspired by a classic bicycle movie scene? If you’re going to ride your bike to that Halloween party anyway, make it part of your costume! Continue reading

Sumo!!

Sumo!!

Japantown is just a few miles down Geary but is a world away. At the Japan Center mall, window displays call out with kimonos and teapots for the traditionalist or sticker photo booths and big-eyed, freakishly adorable figurines for the younger crowd. Maneki greets you with a raised paw at every turn.

This week my two wheels were a passport to a collision of old and new Japanese traditions and a uniquely San Francisco experience. Sumo was in town! Continue reading