First off, congrats to San Diego's new Mayor-Elect, Kevin Faulconer, the winner of yesterday's special election to replace the disgraced and decrepit Bob Filner. Always nice to take a job where you can only improve upon the record of your predecessor . . .
Along those lines, in case you are a loyal reader Mayor-Elect Faulconer (and I'm sure you are), I feel compelled to share ex-Mayor Filner's official therapy schedule as a cautionary gesture to save you from a similar fate:
If you ever have the sudden urge to place female colleagues in a head-lock - um, well - who the hell would ever have such an urge?! Just resign and get it over with . . .
Anyway, I digress. Much more importantly, what does Mayor- Elect Faulconer's sudden rise to power mean for Bikeists? Early returns are favorable:
(1) Click HERE to read SLATE's take on the new Mayor and bikes:
(2) Click HERE for Candidate Faulconer's own campaign release identifying himself as "an avid biker."
Here he is pictured doing a bike tour of the streets of his constituency in OB. No spandex for the Mayor elect folks -- definitely a potential bikeist! Love the shirt!
(3) Best yet, is this article in Voice of San Diego: "What Faulconer Means For California Republicans".
I love this quote: "Faulconer’s long been pro-same-sex marriage, pro-bike and pro-other issues that put him on the left of the national GOP."
Being "pro-bike" makes you a leftist? I had no idea. Never really saw the like or dislike of bikes as a matter of political affiliation or leaning. Republicans don't like bikes? Shhh! Don't tell this guy:
Or this guy:
Besides baseball, I can hardly think of anything more universally enjoyed regardless of political affiliation than bikes. As final living proof, I offer the world's most conservative human, outside captivity (perhaps the most avid bikeist I know):
Best of luck, Mr. Mayor-Elect. You have proclaimed your support for the Bayshore Bikeway. The first litmus test for us Bikeists will be your ability to get the project completed for good -- particularly the treacherous stretch from 32nd Street to 5th Avenue . . .