best birthweek ever

I turned 22 on 11/11 this year, and Jesse (and his camera) and I played
hookie to celebrate.

We ran into a corseted bike outside of boogaloo's on 22nd street...

And then stopped in at the Revolution Cafe further down 22nd to make
sure the show was still in order.

It was.


the hand drawn map association

pointed out to me by jesse, the hand drawn map association is
a collector of hand drawn maps (oh!)

mine just got posted here!


cookies v. 3

These ones rule!

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream together:

1 c butter
1 c brown sugar
between 3/4 and 1 c white sugar
2 bananas
2 t vanilla

Mix separately:

1 c brown rice flour
1/2 c sorghum flour
3/4 c potato starch
3/4 c amaranth flour
1/2 t xanthan gum
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda

Mix dry stuff into the wet stuff, add:

2 c chocolate chips
nuts if you want em.

Stir well, make cookie-sized dough balls, and lay them all out on a
baking sheet. Leave the sheet in the fridge for a while.

Preheat oven to 350, and bake cookies, well spaced (but they don't
spread much) for 12 minutes. flatten with the back of a spatula, and
bake another 2-3 minutes. Take them out of the oven, and transfer
them to a flat surface as soon as they are firm enough to move. If you
let them cool they will stick to the pan and break when you try to
move them. Also, do not stack hot cookies, they will stick to each other.



The Pedal Savvy Fashion Show!

Thanks to Gwen and all the models who rode down the runway at the Bike Expo!

The show looked great, with 2 corsets and a jersey being worn like a pro.

Photos here from the Bike Fest
More to come!


SF Bike Expo

The Bike Expo is this Saturday at the Cow Palace. Come on down
to see True That gear walk the runway for the Pedal Savvy fashion


more gluten free cookies

Here is trial 2 of Sadie and Jesse's quest for the perfect gluten free cookie.
(double recipe from the last post)

Cream together:

3/4 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1 c molasses
2 eggs
2 t vanilla

Mix in a separate bowl:

1 c corn masa
1/2 c sweet white rice flour
1 c tapioca starch
1/2 c sorghum flour
1/2 t xanthan gum
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet. When mixed, add:

2 c chocolate chips
pile of finely chopped ginger

Refrigerate the dough before making into cookies.

Bake at 325 for 14-16 minutes.
Let cool before removing from tray.

Comments: Might need a little more flour in this to compensate for the extra liquid.
This recipe has less butter and more starch than the previous one, and is baked at a lower temperature for a little bit longer.

For next time: less sugar, more butter, more flour but less corn, more xanthan gum, refrigerate longer before baking


true that bikes goes camping!

We piled up our loaded bikes outside Village Market for some
coffee and juices before the big day...

But by the time we had gotten through the Presidio the rain
was more than the drizzle we had predicted...

Perseverance, coconut juice, and quick-drying synthetic fabrics kept us
pedaling until, emerging from the gloom, we arrived at our beloved China
Camp State Park!

Wouldn't have made it without my true that reflective sock garters.

Thanks Jesse Marsh for the photos, and Francisco Grajales for the soundtrack