Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday I came into work on Muni and then went for a walk over lunch and then walked home over Nob Hill, Civic Center and Hayes Valley.  We're having fantastic weather and I had lots of fun.  I ran into my pal Shelby on the way home and that's always a treat.  The two walks came in at 7.3 miles together.

The Fairmont has these flags up because our hockey team is in the superbowl:





The view looking down Taylor towards the mission:


Something was on fires in the tenderloin as I headed for Civic Center:




This pretty if maybe a little predictable mural is on Hayes at Octavia:

This isn't my favorite sculpture that has stood on this spot.  Thankfully, it isn't permanent.


I headed home for dinner and then we went to bed early.  I was beat.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday was walk2werq Monday and I had a meandering walk through Midtown Terrace, Portola, Saint Francis Wood and the Ingleside that came in at 6.7 miles.  I got lost in Midtown Terrace which was kind of funny but a lot of the midcentury stuff looks so much alike it's hard to figure out where you are some times.

The view from twin peaks:


Saint Francis Wood:




Under construction:


The Ingleside:




The sundial was a feature when the Ingleside was a racetrack.  It doesn't really seem to fit in the neighborhood and that's why:





This is the inside of Saint Emydius, the patron saint of earthquakes.  I don't like the 1910-sh interior.  It seems very much to me more like the interior of a bank than a church and is only redeemed by the pretty mural in the apse which is much later than the construction:



I headed home for lunch and then went to the gym after work.  It isn't easy getting back to the gym after being off for almost two weeks and my strength training class wasn't pretty but I certainly felt like I'd accomplished something.  I headed home after and had dinner and went to bed.  Totally beat.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday I headed over to the east bay and wen to the different spokes social.  We rode around San Pablo Reservoir and then headed over to Phil's house for lunch.  The weather was gorgeous and it was a fantastic ride:



This is the Berkeley rose garden which looks so promising but then isn't.  Ah, well.


Miss Carlos is servin' up the catch of the day:


Me:


I headed home for dinner.  I hadn't eaten enough that day and I was pretty wiped out because of it.  I was in bed before 7pm.


Bike Mileage:

Today39.3
Week to date39.3
Month to date39.3
Year to date4,134.0
To Goal3,866.0
Over (Under) plan(2,353.7)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(2,638.0)
Rolling Year4,338.7
Since Inception 10/1/0751,924.7

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

I've had a gross eye infection that's kept me working from home and not leaving the house for almost two weeks.  Super gross looking and I'm expected to be super cute at all times.  Thankfully, the swelling has gone down sufficiently so that I'm once again able to appear in public.  Friday I had lunch with Mr. Chris and then we hung out after work.

This will someday be 350 Bush Street, the first tower built in the financial district since 2000.  Here's a link.  Looks good!


I headed south of market and found a community garden I hadn't seen before on Lapu Lapu:


The gem of the day was my discovery of the Sailor's Union of the Pacific which is pretty amazing.  1950 construction with lots of nautical touches.  I couldn't get any good pics of the facade but I'll head back and get those another day.   Love it:




I headed over to Mr. Chris's and then home for dinner.  Mr. Poe was at a movie so I fed the dogs and myself and then we got cleaned up for bed.  It's nice to be out of the house.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday was walk2werq Monday and I had a fun walk the length of Masonic and then Broadway to North Beach and over Telegraph Hill and into the office.  It was very, very foggy but not so cold.  I got some pics in Pacific Heights.  The Lyon St steps:



A rare mansard roof:


After work I went to the gym and then home for dinner.   Long day.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday I led a Different Spokes ride out to Stinson.  The weather was again very warm in the bay area so we chose to head out to Stinson because it was a little cooler on the coast.   We had fantastic riding and surprisingly little traffic I think because of a football game or obamacare or something.  It was GORGEOUS on the coast and I got some pics when we stopped at Muir Beach overlook:



This is Florian who is from Germany and studying at SF state this year.  He was difficult to keep up with.


I headed home and had dinner and went to bed.  Heat and I don't do very well and I was beat.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday I went to a spin class in the morning and then Mr. Poe met me at Whole Foods and we went to Safeway and then home for lunch.  After, we took the train out to Ocean Beach and it was GORGEOUS.  I don't think I've ever seen such gorgeous weather at the beach here.  We loved it.  It was so much fun:








We headed home for a nap.  It was too hot to do anything else.