We call it “bicycle creep.” San Francisco is slowly, gradually, but with undeniable certainty, assimilating the bicycle as a central part of its structure and culture. Eventually – it could be as soon as 2012 or 2013 – the city will be one big Bicycle Borg. Bikes will be in racks built into walls and sidewalks every 10 feet or so, for anyone who needs them. But here's the bad news: They'll also communicate with some central robotic queen in City Hall and, if you're in trouble, they'll take you directly to her. So in order not to be assimilated yourself, you need to learn how to build the things – y'know, make friends with the buggers and know what's inside them before they become part... More >>>