Thursday, December 29, 2011


LOL, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

My co-worker's Pelican and the Mini. He's 6' 2". I'm 5' 7".

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Soma Fabrications Mini Velo


My new bike. I won it at the SFBC Winterfest. I was intrigued by the mini format after seeing the Bruno bike. I saw a couple at Bike Expo in a FGFS spec. So when I saw the Soma at Winter fest I got excited and decided to bid.

Soma Mini Velo

Counter bid

I now own a Mini Velo and I love it! feels a little familiar because of my bmx bikes as far as handling. I have commuted with it and will continue to do so. I am currently looking for fenders that will fit it (20") and not cost a lot. Any suggestions?

Here are a couple more pics
Beautiful Headbadge

Nitto R-14

In front of Push

Obligatory drive side picture

Thanks to the SFBC, Soma Fabrications, Planet Bike, and Brad at American Cyclery.

Monday, December 19, 2011

SOLD: 1992 Bridgestone XO-3

Front 3/4

Up for your consideration is a 48cm Bridgestone XO-3. Very low mileage - probably less than 300. It has a few scratches and knicks on the rear triangle but otherwise the paint is vibrant and colorful.

Changes made:
- GB randonneur bars
- Cinelli stem
- Suntour bar end shifters
- Tektro brake levers
- KHS Uno fenders


Interested? Contact me at owlboogie @ gmail .com

Suntour Bar bar end shifters

Tektro cross levers


Rear 3/4

Knicks and scratches

More photos:

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Mr.OwlBoogie, originally uploaded by MannyAcosta.

A pic of me as blogged by Manny


The famed Bridgestone XO-1 was made for only two years, 1992 and 1993. The XO series of bikes were "hybrid" bikes, but Grant Peterson (the Bridgestone USA visionary) didn't want them associated with the typical hybrids, and always used quote marks around the word when he used it."


This Herbie Helm is siiiick. I am now officially geeked for the National Handbuilt Bicycle Show in March.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stolen Bleriot

StolenBleriot, originally uploaded by MannyAcosta.

Here are the details for Manny's bike. Good luck buddy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Help Manny find his bike

Loaded, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

At around 6:15 on my commute back from work in San Jose. I stop by safeway to grab some food to cook at home. I decide to take a quick stop at target so I lock my bike up to itself with a 12 pack of ginger ale and 5 pounds of ribs in the front basket. I come back. And my bike is gone. ribs and ginger ale on the floor. Soo sad. If anyone sees this bike on bart tonight or on craigslist please contact me . Getting in contact with the police right now.

Most recent picture of the bike

Most noticable feature would be the double wrap cotton handlebar wrap with black and white.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rickshaw's Tweed Ride 2011

So Lan and I have missed the all of the San Francisco Tweed Runs since they started having them. Luckily I saw the facebook ad on Friday for the Rickshaw one. So we dappered up and headed to Public Bikes to meet up with the rest of the Tweeders.

Some pics are by me. Some are by Manny Acosta.

Tweed ride


Directing the next shot





Looking forward to the next one.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Caught a flat

Flat and Graff, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

I was riding along 22nd st. when all of a sudden I heard a intermittent hissing sound. Total flat tire repair took about 20 mins.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stolen Schwinn

Stolen Schwinn, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

Helping Krate-Mayhem out. Good luck buddy.

Hi all, my friend Johnny-O got his blue 90s alum. frame schwinn bike stolen on 7-20-11 by the SF Zoo at Geroges store on 44th ave. they had a white van if you see this bike LMK.
thanks for your help


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One year ago today...

Hi! Guess what i got?, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

I bought my XO-1, Fiona. It truly has changed my life. I recently rode the Tour de Cure Silicon Valley. I am planning to ride ALC11 in 2012. Excited to see what the next year on my orange bike will bring. :D

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

There's an Owl on My Bike!

There's an Owl on My Bike!, originally uploaded by Adam Norwood.

Had to share this. Cool photo and story by Adam Norwood.

There's an Owl on My Bike!

Definitely the best excuse I've ever had for being late to work.

BIKE OWL UPDATE: at the advice of some owl / bird rescue folks, we left him alone, and sure enough as soon as it started getting dark out he called (screeched, really) for his momma owl to come take care of him. For a while we actually had TWO owls on my bike! She kept him well fed, and this morning I spotted him hopping away towards a tree, so I think all's well in his world.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My bike history

These are all the bikes I have owned in the past. I'll try to use my own photos as much as I can, but some I just don't have pics of.

1977(?) Huffy Sundance (I think that's what it's called)
Me on my Huffy Sundance in 1980

1980 Huffy Pro Thunder (not my pic). I had this in silver and red with solid metal mags. Back then I'd just roll up onto curbs without lifting my front wheel.

19xx(?) Torker BMX (not my pic). I bought a Torker off of my friend, Butch. It had bad karma. Neighborhood bullies thought I stole it from their friend. I didn't like riding it. Sold it to my other friend, Carlos, up the street.

1986 Mongoose FS-1 (not my pic). I rode this one for about 2 years. Sold it to my friend Rob. Pretty awesome.

1987 Haro Master, Still have this and still ride it once in a while.
Haro on Haight

1996 Schwinn Moab-3. Bought this in 1997. It was on closeout at Pacific Bicycle. Sold in 2008.
1996 Schwinn Moab.3

2002 We the People Pony. Flatland machine. Sold it due to not having room.

1985 Schwinn World Tourist. A project bike/conversion as a tribute to Jam Master Jay.
Tourist 03.21.09

1983 Rampar Rapide. Dumpster save project. Classed it up. My brother in law rides it now.
Rampar: the long view

1994 Bridgestone XO-5. Fun bike to retrogrouch out.
Inverted North Road bars

2007 Jamis Komodo. This got stolen. :\

1993 Bridgestone XO-1. I will have this bike for the rest of my life. :D
Noe Valley

1992 Bridgestone XO-3. Bought this to tinker around with.

Well, I think that's all of them. There are a couple I bought to flip. But these are the ones I actually rode at one point of time. Kinda neat to see it all laid out. :D

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April cycling

A look back into April cycling highlights for me.

For my birthday, we went to Sunday Streets.
Bike gang

I got Cerise working again. I went to the bike kitchen and the folks there got the XO-3 sorted.

Nam was there working on his roommate's bike.
Nam working on his roommate's Peugeot

We are starting to do bike lunches at work.
Dunc and me

Started training for the Tour de Cure that happens on June 12.
Lake Merced

Pretty fun month. There was a stretch where I biked to work for 2 weeks straight! Pretty good feeling. Especially because gas is ridic! May is shaping up nicely already.