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Friday, August 15, 2014

David Chiu on a Skateboard — Yes, That Did Happen

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Board President David Chiu is an aficionado of alternative forms of transit. He'd like you to know this. During his run for mayor, befuddled residents of the Outer Sunset received cold calls from Chiu volunteers touting that their man doesn't own a car

As SF Weekly noted at the time, denizens of the Outside Lands weren't quite sure what to make of this news:  "People in the Outer Sunset own plenty of cars. What was this about? Did David need a ride?"

Chiu can be seen pedaling around town on an electric bicycle — always immaculately bedecked in a suit and tie (and helmet), all of which somehow never come into contact with bike grease. 

Reports of the supervisor gallivanting about town on a skateboard hit the transom last night. And while it seemed far-fetched — they were true. 

No, Chiu wasn't using the skateboard as a means of conveyance, per se. But, yes, that's him above testing out an electric skateboard at a neighborhood event — and, as ever, bedecked in a suit and helmet. (This helmet isn't as goofy as his regular headgear, however). 

Our calls to the supervisor haven't yet been returned. But, we're told, he is a snowboarder. So, perhaps, Chiu could manage to take that skateboard around town if he wished without falling and ruining his suit and what appear to be mahogany shoes. 

Happy Friday, everyone. 

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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