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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1025 on: April 26, 2018, 08:16:10 AM »

Electric scooter shares have the city ENRAGED

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« Reply #1026 on: April 26, 2018, 12:19:00 PM »
cRusty.  Are you going to be engaged in any way in helping name your part of the Former United State of California when the state secedes/breaks up?
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« Reply #1027 on: April 27, 2018, 12:47:12 PM »
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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1028 on: April 27, 2018, 12:52:55 PM »
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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1029 on: April 27, 2018, 12:55:01 PM »
Anyone able to provide a review on these rent-a-scooters? I've noticed them popping up in my universe.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1031 on: April 27, 2018, 10:41:47 PM »
Anyone able to provide a review on these rent-a-scooters? I've noticed them popping up in my universe.
They exploded in the last month and all I've heard about it is how much people hate them. (Never heard from anyone who used one)

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1032 on: May 31, 2018, 04:09:26 PM »
Anyone able to provide a review on these rent-a-scooters? I've noticed them popping up in my universe.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/activists-block-tech-bus-commute-say-e-scooters-treated-better-homeless/

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1033 on: May 31, 2018, 07:07:29 PM »
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1034 on: May 31, 2018, 07:45:14 PM »


Anyone able to provide a review on these rent-a-scooters? I've noticed them popping up in my universe.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/electric-scooters-are-the-cargo-shorts-of-transportation/561440/

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Yes, of course. Cyclists are annoyed by most stimuli. But there is another irritant in this particular ointment. Scooters accelerate out of a stop faster than bicycles, but the top speed of most scooters is below that of all but the slowest bikes. So if you come out of a stop next to a cyclist, you immediately lurch forward and pass them, only to watch them pass you five seconds later. And it is annoying to pass someone in the bike lane.

The only time I encountered these in a bike lane in SF they could go faster than I would normally ride, and I ride every day and generally keep up with most folks not in spandex. But if he's in a slower one, he should just let bikes go first.

I agree they look very fun. I'm pretty sure they're getting banned in SF soon, but I don't pay much attention to them beyond people losing their crap over them.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1035 on: May 31, 2018, 07:48:29 PM »
I like The Atlantic, but it's not exactly my top choice to get the quick and dirty on a topic. So, I'm not gonna read that article until I have a long flight or something...

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« Reply #1036 on: May 31, 2018, 09:23:05 PM »
I like The Atlantic, but it's not exactly my top choice to get the quick and dirty on a topic. So, I'm not gonna read that article until I have a long flight or something...

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« Reply #1037 on: June 01, 2018, 12:33:10 AM »
I like The Atlantic, but it's not exactly my top choice to get the quick and dirty on a topic. So, I'm not gonna read that article until I have a long flight or something...

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1039 on: June 05, 2018, 09:17:41 AM »

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1040 on: June 05, 2018, 03:24:53 PM »
i've been thinking about leaving (ca, not bay area) since before i moved here.
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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1041 on: June 06, 2018, 01:43:45 PM »
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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1042 on: June 19, 2018, 10:24:53 PM »
@michigancat I'm looking to road trip down the coast with my dog after labor day weekend, probably ending in SF by Thursday, or at least Friday and heading back mid-Sunday.

I know nothing.  Hadn't even opened this thread because it started when I was away and got too big to catch up.  Which would be better between these two free Hyatts as far as a base to go do stuff from?  I'll obviously have my car but wouldn't want to drive anywhere except maybe to go see BeastMode in Oakland (and only if you recommended driving over some transit option) or maybe to do something nature-y with the dog.

Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton Street

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center

T-Y.  And if this works out, let's PAK for the 9am football game.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1043 on: June 20, 2018, 02:35:14 PM »
@michigancat I'm looking to road trip down the coast with my dog after labor day weekend, probably ending in SF by Thursday, or at least Friday and heading back mid-Sunday.

I know nothing.  Hadn't even opened this thread because it started when I was away and got too big to catch up.  Which would be better between these two free Hyatts as far as a base to go do stuff from?  I'll obviously have my car but wouldn't want to drive anywhere except maybe to go see BeastMode in Oakland (and only if you recommended driving over some transit option) or maybe to do something nature-y with the dog.

Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton Street

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center

T-Y.  And if this works out, let's PAK for the 9am football game.

I can't really help much w/ dog friendly stuff, but Fort Funston or Baker Beach are good dog beaches. Dolores Park for an afternoon if the dog can handle crowds. BeastMode is easily accessible from Bart but dogs aren't supposed to ride. if you drive something like this would be a nice East Bay hike: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/lake-anza-wildcat-gorge-meadows-canyon-curran-trails and if you like beer you could hit up Fieldwork Brewery on the way back.

"Official" KSU watch parties in SF will probably be in the Richmond this year which is busable. Doubt they let dogs in the place though.

The Embarcadero Hyatt will be closer to the ferry building and water but you'll have a lot more options to do things at Stockton even if it's a little farther from transit. They're only like a mile or so apart (mostly flat) so not even that huge of a deal to walk from one to the other.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1044 on: June 20, 2018, 02:59:28 PM »
:thumbs:

She'll be good chilling in the hotel when I go to do non-dog stuff.  Worked fine in Portland when I bailed for a Blazers game and I'll be able to test it over a longer trip here in a few weeks.  And she's cool with any level of crowd at a beach or park so I'll check those you listed to see when's good to try to fit one or two in.  Pretty low-maintenance all around.

Combo'n Beastmode with a hike and brewery would make taking the car out to go over that way worthwhile.  Official KSU watch party is cool - seattle's are unintentionally hilarious - but so is finding an unofficial spot.

So as far as just finding bars and interesting stuff to wander through close to the hotel, Stockton's better?

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« Reply #1045 on: June 20, 2018, 03:13:14 PM »
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She'll be good chilling in the hotel when I go to do non-dog stuff.  Worked fine in Portland when I bailed for a Blazers game and I'll be able to test it over a longer trip here in a few weeks.  And she's cool with any level of crowd at a beach or park so I'll check those you listed to see when's good to try to fit one or two in.  Pretty low-maintenance all around.

Combo'n Beastmode with a hike and brewery would make taking the car out to go over that way worthwhile.  Official KSU watch party is cool - seattle's are unintentionally hilarious - but so is finding an unofficial spot.

So as far as just finding bars and interesting stuff to wander through close to the hotel, Stockton's better?

yeah definitely, lots more options close to Stockton even if it's a bit touristy. It's really close to Union Square and Chinatown which is right next to North Beach which is kinda touristy but less touristy than Union Square.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1046 on: June 20, 2018, 03:29:09 PM »
Perfect, I'll reserve it for that Friday and Saturday night and then start planning backwards up the coast to figure out my path there.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #1047 on: June 20, 2018, 04:06:19 PM »
After all that, forgot that the annual free night can only be for up to a category 4.  Shitty Hyatt Centric at Fisherman's Wharf it is!  I'm used to walking a lot.

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« Reply #1048 on: June 20, 2018, 04:33:27 PM »
After all that, forgot that the annual free night can only be for up to a category 4.  Shitty Hyatt Centric at Fisherman's Wharf it is!  I'm used to walking a lot.

probably more touristy than even Union Square and definitely harder to get around but IIRC that's a decent hotel. This is a wonderful bar that's real close: http://www.sweetiesartbar.com/ but there are plenty of other divey places when you get away from the Rainforest Cafe crap.

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« Reply #1049 on: June 20, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »
probably more touristy than even Union Square and definitely harder to get around but IIRC that's a decent hotel. This is a wonderful bar that's real close: http://www.sweetiesartbar.com/ but there are plenty of other divey places when you get away from the Rainforest Cafe crap.

Sounds identical to where I lived that time you were up here.  That'll work well enough.