I miss San Francisco

Tonight, I miss San Francisco … I miss A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito (and Tony Tom, the owner) and City Cycle in the Marina (and Clay Mankin, RIP) … I miss the Hi-Ball Lounge in North Beach and I miss Spencer’s upstairs in the back room of the DNA Lounge … and I miss the […]

Rider Down: Update

Bicycle Retailer reported yesterday that Clay Mankin’s death has been determined to have been of natural causes. According to City Cycle store manager, Craig Kelliher, “Clay’s departure was an entirely organic event. He departed before he and the bike came to a stop. In other words, he never touched the ground. I cannot imagine any […]

More and Better Quotes of the Day

From City Cycle’s memorial to Clay Mankin: “One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am — a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is […]

Rider Down

It was with great sadness that I read this morning on Bicycle Retailer that Clay Mankin, owner of City Cycle of San Francisco passed away while riding his bike on Sunday, November 13, apparently of natural causes. When I lived in San Francisco, I worked for one of Clay’s competitors, Tony Tom at A Bicycle […]