San Francisco: Bay to Breakers 2012

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One of the wildest fun runs in the world was muted extensively last year, when longtime sponsor ING pulled out due to community complaints about drunkenness, lewd acts, and runners relieving themselves in people’s yards. Print shop Zazzle stepped up to save the day, and I’m glad to report that Bay to Breakers is back in full force.

The weather was nice yesterday, so there were more nudists out than I can remember in recent years. (Don’t forget, in San Francisco, you can be naked, but you can’t be drunk.) Also, there were a lot more people smoking weed on the course than I can remember. (Don’t forget, in California, you can get marijuana for “medicinal purposes.”)

Here are some scenes from yesterday’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers. You can also see more photos, here or on Storify, here. (Also if my captions seem incomplete, I apologize, as I’m rushing out the door. Can’t be blogging the whole time I’m traveling!)

Bay to Breakers 2012

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The scene on the BART at 6 a.m.

I also did a quick little video of stuff we saw on the run that couldn’t be captured only in photos, like the house parties, or the annual running of the salmon. It’s a little choppy, but I hope you like it.

 

17 comments
ValerieM
ValerieM

I enjoyed reading about your trip to San Francisco. Where are you travelling to next?

sakeshop
sakeshop

The video makes it sooo much more EXCITING!!! Almost like being there with you guys!

LenaHanson
LenaHanson

What a memorable time in SF! I can't wait for my next Bay 2 Breakers! 

sakeshop
sakeshop

And for the record, why are the only people who are naked, fat overweight hairy men?

sakeshop
sakeshop

Congratulations on completing the fun run! Looks like everyone had fun! Some more than others =D

 

bettydalycity
bettydalycity

This coming Saturday is Carnival on Mission St.   Another San Francisco big event for all.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

hilarious! love ronald w/ the kids, the fries and the dog. maybe he shd wear that suit all the time.

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

which word is most opposite of 'flaccid'? - turgid, firm, rigid, stiff, hard, tumescent, yellow?

M
M

Hello Melissa, I didn't see you naked....

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @ValerieM thanks! nowhere for a while...I rarely travel during the summer, since that's peak season and the chances of having screaming babies on the plane is higher! I'm actually still blogging about SF, just very behind. LA is up next, too!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @sakeshop LOL thank you! Next time, you WILL be there with us! 

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @sakeshop Actually, there were young, fit people....but they were running too fast to get a photo. I kid you not.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @M LOL I'm behind the camera! Behind...