John Avalos Rides No Hands!

Written by Luke Thomas. Posted in Arts/Entertainment, News, Politics

Published on August 15, 2011 with 4 Comments

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By Luke Thomas

August 15, 2011

Lights, camera, roll music and action! The campaign to elect Supervisor John Avalos to Room 200 today released a top-notch quality video production of Avalos riding around San Francisco on his bicycle.

A cool as a cucumber Avalos shows he’s no cycling novice, shown in the video fixing punctures and riding his bicycle without using his hands. Not sure if Board Prez and fellow mayoral candidate, David Chiu, can match Avalos’ cycling skills, but they have at least one thing in common: they’re both vying to impress for the coveted San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) endorsement.

If the SFBC is having difficulty deciding their #1 and #2 endorsement slots, may we suggest the matter be settled by a bicycle race or time trial around Alioto Plaza? Now that would draw a crowd and make some headlines!

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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  1. BTW, someone needs to tell them folks it’s illegal to ride on the sidewalk in SF.

  2. Pathetic. This shows how far the city’s left has degenerated. Progressives screwed up the homeless issue, the affordable housing issue (Rincon Hill!), and turned development over to developers (Parkmerced, Treasure Island, UC Extension, the Market/Octavia Plan!), but they can count on the anti-car bike vote.

    The only issue the city’s progressives have left: screwing up city traffic on behalf of that obnoxious minority.

  3. Welcome to RCV… it really isn’t necessary to rank endorsements. Just say “these three are committed to a bikeable SF.”

  4. Gavin had perfect hair. Avalos can ride his bike without hands. Both are impressive, but hardly mayoral qualifications.