James Loughead is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine. But he's no stuffy, bookish professor -- he's the founder and CEO of Hammarhead Industries, a company that makes custom-built motorcycles, and he'll be in town starting Thursday to assemble a bike in the space of three days at a retail location in the Dogpatch neighborhood.
"I was born and raised in a time when people rode dirt bikes, before suburban living closed in on you," Loughead tells SF Weekly.
After getting his Ph.D. in neuropsychology, he decided to develop his passion for motorcycles by designing a bike that filled the gaps in the mainstream market.
Queer Pride weekend in San Francisco is always an overwhelming undertaking. So much is going on that it's almost too much to comprehend. But here's a starter kit, if you will, dividing the weekend into three sections starting tonight. Speaking of starters, in the clip above you'll see the Dykes on Bikes from 2010. This moto-contingent has begun the annual parade for years.
Today (Friday) is the day to celebrate the magic of our transsexual selves and comrades. The Trans March began at 3:30 p.m. at Dolores Park and reaches its destination at UN Plaza at 6:30 p.m. Later check out Unofficial: The Original Plumbing Trans Pride Party. The event presented by the trans lifestyle mag features local faves DJ Rapid Fire and DJ Bunnystyle along with hot-'n'-heavy go-go dancers and all the cruising you can take.
A professional motorcycle road race is about the last place in the world you'd expect to find a literary reading. But that's what Ed Milich does. He did it at Daytona in 2010, and he did it at Willow Springs Raceway in Southern California (where he also took first- and second-place trophies in the Corsa Moto Classica) over Easter weekend. In a society increasingly run by specialists, Milich is a generalist -- one of the rare individuals who works intellect, athleticism, and blue-collar know-how into his life. The motorcycle mechanic, racer, and writer will be at Werkstatt on Saturday night for an event connected to his second book, Fueled.