Bunnies and Big Wheels: Easter in San Francisco

“So, what did you do for Easter?” asked my grandmother in her lovely Southern lilt. “Er, drank beer and watched costumed lunatics race down one of San Francisco’s steepest streets on Big Wheels — um, I mean, went to church?” Indeed, I didn’t do this hysterical event, Bring Your Own Big Wheel, any justice trying [...]

“So, what did you do for Easter?” asked my grandmother in her lovely Southern lilt.

“Er, drank beer and watched costumed lunatics race down one of San Francisco’s steepest streets on Big Wheels — um, I mean, went to church?”

Indeed, I didn’t do this hysterical event, Bring Your Own Big Wheel, any justice trying to explain it then, and I won’t here, either; the video I made below does a far, far better job of that. A few more things to note …

1) BYOBW used to take place on famously twisty Lombard Street, but the ensuing insanity apparently inconvenienced Russian Hill residents en route to the spa or their wine country weekend mansions. Its new home is in the hip Potrero Hill ‘hood, on Vermont Street, which is Lombard’s lesser-known, but equally twisted sister.

2) Miraculously, we didn’t see any serious injuries.

3) BYOBW was started by some of the same folks behind Burning Man. Which means it’s probably on its way to being bogged down with pricey tickets and too-cool-for-school ‘tudes. In other words, I’m so glad we saw it when we did.

4) Yes, Chris is already thinking about our costumes for next year.

(And if you like the video, why not give that sucker a thumbs-up?)

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  1. What a hoot! Can’t wait to see next year’s video with you and Chris barreling down the hill.

    Comment by Fran Kaplan — April 16, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

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