Photos: Easter Morning Pre-sunrise Ride Up Mount Tamalpais

The view from Mount Tamalpais at dawn on Easter 2012.

There's a long-standing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area motorcycle community: the annual ride up Mount Tamalpais on Easter morning. The idea is to get to the top before sunrise to catch the view as the sun comes up. It's a pretty big deal: I'm not sure exactly how many bikes there was, but …

Two Reasons California is the Best Motorcycle State in the USA

Motorbikes parked in San Francisco in December
I love California for many reasons, but speaking as a motorcyclist/biker/hooligan/whatever y'all call me, California is damn hard to beat. Here's why: Lane splitting. If you don't know what this means, get a motorcycle and come to California—you're basically immune to traffic. Commuting by moto is the only way to go! A couple of years …

Amazing Rock ‘n’ Roll Show: Wanda Jackson at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

It's well known that I'm a big fan of stripped-down, old school rock 'n' roll. So when I heard Wanda Jackson was coming to the Great American Music Hall here in SF, I bought tickets immediately. The show was last night. Wow. Seriously - wow. What an incredible show. Wanda kicked ass. Her voice was on. …