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Tweeker Surveillance on Guadalupe Trail?

What is this thing and what’s it doing?

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Was scurrying about on the Guadalupe Trail when I spied this thing spying on the Virginia lightrail overpass. It’s stuck up in a eucalyptus, as you can see, and appears to be a motion-activated camera or something. Search terms on the internet aren’t turning up anything specific to the city, though I’m led to believe that it intends to cotch vandals.

I’d simply love to interview the city employee who had to paint it eucalyptus camouflage. Anyone who knows should comment below!

For me it has a guttural shouty voice like, “Rrrrrrrri’m spottin in the buuuuurrshhhh!!” The padlock tells me that it’s either got a wireless telephone up under it or a stash of corn nuts.

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SV Bike Fest ’16

Did we all bike to work on the 12th to prepare for Bike Fest ’16? Of course not, dipshit, you drove like you do every day. Aren’t you embarrassed? If I had the same executive position at Cisco for the past fucking ten years like you, I think I’d have learned to not sit on highway 87 by now. For an hour, which is the same as sitting on the light rail for some parts. Anyway, that’s just me.

Went to the History Park in central San Ho to see SV Bike Fest ’16 and took some pictures of just a few of the bicycles. Sorry bikers, this was not a motorcycle show! But take a look anyway. Captions tell the stories of some bikes.

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Santa Clara Valley Brewing donated the money from beer sales to the Fest. VTA was there too, to get people to come to transit meetings so we can propose that they spread their upcoming budget better between freeways (which we know are a lost cause) and bike/pedestrian improvements (which are proven improvements).

Some merchants were selling soap and stuff too, and there was also a guy from the Tour de Coop, who are combining bike touring with people’s urban gardens. Is that a sweet idea or what?? It’s September 17, and already on September 18 is the return of the righteous Viva Calle.

Also saw Our City Forest, of course the SVBC and some taco trucks. We neglected to take pictures of the shenanigans on the half pipes. Be there next year!

Blue Doughnuts for SJ Homeless

Liccardo avoids the epidemic of homelessness in San Jose while having the 87 overpass on Santa Clara street done up like a video game, design by Seattle artist Dan Corson. Now drunk Sharks fans crossing from the SAP center to downtown won’t trip over themselves, and homeless senior citizens on the Guadalupe path will be able to read at night.

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