Throwback Thursday: Valencia Street, 2004

Looks kinda the same, except the street itself definitely needs some resurfacing. (When did that finally happen, 2009?)

Time sure flies.

UPDATE: They resurfaced that shit in 2010. Thanks, Andrew!

[via Kat]

17 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: Valencia Street, 2004”

  1. Bob Dole says:

    She’s cute

  2. nein says:

    that is fucking incredible.

  3. Billy Bibbit says:

    Jesus. I long for 2004.

    • Frank says:

      If you’re going to long for a Valencia time frame, long for the mid 90s. That was the peak of that street for me at least, prior to the tech boom, but still fairly gentrified but real funky. Kind of like how Portland is right now, or maybe Portland 5 or so years ago.

      That chick is damn sexy though

  4. Jeff Seal says:

    If you look at google street view now, there’s still two hatchbacks parked in front of the Community Thrift Store, soooo, it hasn’t changed THAT much.

  5. James says:

    Is that frame NJS?

  6. Mr. Beans says:

    2004 is throwback???

    HAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Too funny

  7. JohnnyL says:

    To think that MM has been regurgitating the same bullshit for 10 years is kind of an eye opener…


  8. Ballseer says:

    Who would have thought seeing girls riding fixies at 3 miles per hour behind their boyfriends would have been something to miss…

    That says how techies really are just insufferable to be around.

  9. En-Chu Lao says:

    I don’t think that the photo is older than 2005 to early 2006. If you look at the bit of mural on the south wall of Clarion that you can see behind her backpack, it’s of Mission women cyclists. It dates from late 2005 and it was still in untagged condition as of January, 2006. It was replaced with a patchwork-style stag on a field of blue. The women cyclist were on a yellow background. It was two women, one sporting a red-haired flattop and wearing hoops, brown rolled up pants, the other was pedaling while sitting on the bike’s handlebars, wearing a sleeveless green top and black pants.
    It was badly tagged by somebody obsessed with drawing crude dicks on the women.
    Most stuff on those walls only last a few months, except for Jet Martínez, because he clear-coats.