I really like this video a lot.
First off, check out that street! Good Lord, welcome to San Francisco.
It does a great job of capturing people just flying down that hill and destroying their big wheels in the process, just a wave of human flesh and plastic that’s been eaten alive as they skid down that pavement. I think my favorite are the kids in the trashcan and compost bins. Imagine those guys slamming into you from behind.
I also like that it’s not a sausage fest. There are lots of girls that are in the race too.
Now check out this video, from a slightly higher vantage point and with far more carnage.
From this angle it feels like everyone is just falling off the edge of the world as they exit stage right. And check out the guy dressed as Frogger who is jumping through the race and fucking with everyone at 2:02.
Last year was the first year BYOBW was at Vermont Street and it was super fun for me. I thought it was the perfect ratio of participants vs spectators. You could get there early to take pictures and get a good spot and not feel like it was a mob scene. It was a lot of fun.
Unfortunately, since the pillow fight on Valentine’s Day cost the city $30,000 to clean up that god ugly fountain at Embarcadero Plaza, the city has been cracking down on non-permitted flash mob like events. I’d like to think that we can keep this party going. We’ll see what happens on Easter Sunday.
PEOPLE!! BEHAVE!! THE EVENT IS AT A CRITICAL MOMENT … and REQUIRES YOUR RESPONSIBILITY and GOOD WILL!!
PLEASE – NO COWBOYS – NO RAMPS – NO HATE MAIL
… BE NICE! and NO MATTER WHAT – DO NOT RETURN TO LOMBARD STREET for a BYOBW type thing – NO!!
RIDE or PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
SF POLICE HAVE PROMISED TO SHOW UP AND TICKET EVERYONE RIDING OR RACING
SFPD TACTICAL vs BYOBW? yes – this could be the case!
Tickets could be for anything like jaywalking, obstruction of traffic or other things (?!) and could be for as much as $100 or so
THINGS TO REMEMBER – EVENT or NO EVENT!!
THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT – please .. NO BOOZE, open containers or the like … for your own sake do you need another ticket!?
please use the porta-potties please be nice to the neighbors and HELP CLEAN UP DURING AND AFTERWARDS
OTHER NEWS or REQUESTS!!
DON’T DO IT!
stay home and obey the law you heathens!!! don’t make me come over there – i do not want to miss my gma’s bday in kzoo!!