Kenneth's Rants and Other Things

Kenneth rambling about food, movies, wine, coffee, sports, travel or whatever else he thinks of

Gift Ideas for Bikers

Now’s the time of year when people start asking me for recommendations for gifts for their loved ones who bike. I usually say the same thing every year- depending on budget get them one of these: 1. a tune-up from their favorite mechanic at the local bike shop 2. better lights 3. socks But since I’ll be asked, I thought I’d write a list and post it on the K-blog so I can just.. Read More

Smith Optics Pivlocks Have Strong Lenses

A few months ago I was riding home and had my still-new Pivlock glasses on my helmet as it was past sundown. Long story short, but they fell off and the car next to me ran them over. I picked up the pieces and took them home hoping I’d be able to salvage some of the parts since I still had two other sets of lenses for them.Long story short, no, I can’t.. Read More

Yet Another Taxi Rant?

I had a draft saved about how I had been leaning towards changing my mind about cabs v uber and their spat after having some good rides using Flywheel and “regular” cabs- in particular a ride with a great Yellow Cab driver who had been driving for 20-30 years(!). But you know what – screw it. I went to update the draft and the same day a coworker had a bad experience because.. Read More

Timely Taxi Thoughts

I just saw this on SFist and it reminded me to post: DeSoto Cab Wants To Turn Its Taxis Into Limo Sedans To Survive Among Uber, Lyft I took a regular cab last night. I haven’t taken one in a while. That’s mostly because a while back I switched to using Uber and Lyft -as most of you know. Most of my rides start “way out” in the Inner Richmond and cabs wouldn’t show.. Read More