Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday, February 29

It was super foggy this morning.  I headed off Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel to 14th to Santiago to 20th to Noriega and down to the ocean.  I came up the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at MLK. I continued on MLK to Stow Lake which was full of birds:





This is me with the lake behind me:



I left Stow Lake and came up JFK to 8th to Lake to Arguello to Washington to Lyon to Pacific.  I came down Pacific and got a few pics of all the glamorous homes there:







This one was my favorite.  It's got such pretty detail:







I continued on Pacific to Powell to Jackson.  This is the backside of a building on Columbus and Kearny.  Pretty:



I continued on Jackson to Sansome and into work.  Yes the first block of Sansome was one way going the other way.  Note to self.
Thursday, February 28

I headed off after work Columbus to Northpoint to Van Ness to Francisco to Laguna to Chesnut.  This is one of the many pretty buildings on Chestnut Street:



And this is me in front of it:



I continued on Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presidio.  I rode around and came out the Arguello gate.  I rode Arguello to Lake to 23rd to Cabrillo and down to the Ocean.  I came down the Great Highway and then rode Kirkham to 34th to Lawton to 33rd to Noriega to 20th to Santiago to 14th to Taravel to Pacheco to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett and then home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                   39.4
Week to date                      153.3
Month to date                      331.4
Year to date                        945.7

Remaining to Goal            9,054.3
Over (Under) plan             (666.3)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28

It was very foggy west of Twin Peaks this morning but sunny everywhere else.  I headed off Corbett to Portola to Juanita to Miraloma to Rosewood to El Verano to Darien where I stopped to get a shot of this recently renovated house:



and also this one in need of renovating:



I may need renovation as well:



I continued on Darien to San Fernando to Ocean to Clearfield into 34th to Yorba to 35th to Vicente and down to the ocean.  I came up the Great Highway to Kirkham to 9th Ave into Golden Gate Park to Bowling Green to Middle to JFK and into the panhandle and then Baker to McAllister to Polk to Bush and into work.
Wednesday, February 27

I headed off after work Sutter to Polk to Pacific.  I noticed that they are finally working on the Egyptian Consolate which had been in horrible condition.  It's such a cool building I hope they do a nice renovation on it:




This is me with Pacific Street behind me:



I continued on Pacific where I saw this Victorianlicious house:



I continued on Pacific to Lyon to Washington to Arguello to Lake to 23rd to Cabrillo to 30th and into Golden Gate Park.  I took JFK to Chain of Lakes to MLK to La Playa to the Great Highway where the sun was setting and it was beautiful:



I continued on Great Highway to Santiago to 34th into Clearfield to Ocean to Phelan to Judson to Gennessee to Monterey to Diamond to Chenery to Randall to San Jose Ave to 29th to Tiffany to Valencia to 18th to Diamond to 17th and then home.  I had to take my weekend bike into REI to get it tweaked a little and then I came home and went to bed.  Long day.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                  41.0
Week to date                      113.9
Month to date                     292.0
Year to date                       906.3

Remaining to Goal            9,093.4
Over (Under) plan             (678.4)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 27

It was a glorious morning today.  Warmer and sunny--  Perfect!  I got a couple of pics of the dogs before I left.  Ashley is getting so big!  He's totally taken over the house:



And this is Rufus next to Mr. Poe's shapely gams.  Note the toenails.  Hello gorgeous!



I headed off Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel to 16th to Vicente.  I stopped and got a couple of shots of pretty Saint Cecilia's:

  


And one of me as well:



I continued on Vicente down to the Ocean and then came up the Great Highway.  I took Cabrillo to Arguello to McAllister to Parker to Golden Gate to Market and into work.
Tuesday, February 26

I headed off after work 2nd to Howard to 11th to Harrison.  I stopped and took some pictures pretty Harrison Street in the Mission:





This is some kind of a stair factory.  I think:





Spring is bustin' out all over in the Mission:

  

I continued on Harrison to Precita Park.  We've had a lot of rain this year and Bernal Hill is very, very green:





I took Precita to Mission where I saw this cool old Deco factory or warehouse or something.  It has some of that great Maya revival ornamentation from the 30's that's all over the city:





I took Mission to Valencia to 17th to Sanchez where I stopped by the Different Spokes fundraising party planning meeting and then I headed home for dinner:

Bike Mileage:
Today                                  31.4
Week to date                       72.9
Month to date                     251.0
Year to date                       863.5

Remaining to Goal            9,134.7
Over (Under) plan             (692.1)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesday, February 26

It was a gorgeous morning today and I had a lot of fun on my ride.  It's light in the morning again!  Biking in the dark kind of sucks.  I'll take it over going to the gym but it's not my favorite.  But this morning was sunny and not so cold.  I headed out Corbett to Portola to Fowler to Teresita to Foerster to Monterey to Plymouth to Westwood to Wildwood to Faxon to Ocean to Clearfield into 34th to Yorba to 35th to Vicente and down to the ocean.  I came up the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I took Chain of Lakes to JFK and followed all the way into the panhandle.  I rode through the panhandle to Baker to Fulton. I took a couple of pics of some of the beautiuful Victorians on Fulton at Broderick:





And one of me as well:



I continued on Fulton to Franklin to O'Farrell to Grant to Bush to Sansome and into work.
After work I headed off Columbus to Northpoint to Van Ness to Francisco to Laguna to Chesnut to Lyon and into the Presidio.  I rode around on Lincoln and came out on El Camino Del Mar and then rode 25th to Anza to 27th to Balboa and down to the ocean.  I came down the Great Highway and then rode up Taravel to Dewey to Pacheco to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett and then home. 

Mimi looked forlorn when I got home and I asked Mr. Poe what she'd done.  Let's just say her bladder control isn't quite what she'd like, bless her heart.  My friend Sharon sent us this photo.  This dog looks so much like Mimi that they could be twins.  Except that Mimi's teeth are longer.  And sharper.  And she usually uses a silencer.




Bike Mileage:
Today                                  41.5
Week to date                       41.5
Month to date                     219.6
Year to date                       833.9

Remaining to Goal            9,166.1
Over (Under) plan             (696.2)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday, February 25

My ride yesterday got cancelled because of rain and gusty wind.  It was ugly all morning and I hung out at home and watched cartoons with the dogs instead.  But the storm finally passed and it was gorgeous today.  I headed out Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and then down to the ocean.  I came up the Great Highway and then took Point Lobos to Geary to 24th and then up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  It was sunny and gorgeous up there this morning!





And one of me as well:



I came down Camino Del Mar to Lake to Arguello and into the Presidio.  came out the Lombard Gate and then got on Greenwich.  I've never noticed this building on Greenwich before.  It's really pretty and I love the light fixtures:





I continued on Greenwich to Laguna to Francisco to Polk to Bay.  I got a great view of the new span of the bay bridge that going up.  It's going to look fantastic when it's finished:



Bay has a number of pretty buildings on the bay side of the street.  Some of them look like they might even be pre-earthquake but I don't see how that could be:







I continued on Bay to the Embarcadero to Washington to Sansome and into work.
Saturday, February 23

We went to the Wondercon!  How did I get Mr. Poe to go to a comic book convention??  It was a masterful combination of lies and deceit.  I could have never gotten him to agree to go on his own volition and he would have sent me off without him but that wouldn't have been as much fun so I figured that my best option was to get the tickets ahead of time and then deliver him to the convention and before he knew what was going on it would be too late.  The convention was held at Moscone Center between 3rd and 4th.  So, I arranged for us to meet Nathan at Chipotle Burritos on New Montgomery at Jessie for lunch.  This is a detail from the PG&E building next door to it.  So super fantastic:



I was starting to get concerned that my cover was gonna get blown by people walking past the building in costume.  Surprisingly, women in thigh high boots with six inch stiletto heels and elaborate anime style outfits didn't tip him off.  After we had lunch we headed towards Bloomingdale.  He wanted to walk down Mission but I convinced him to go down Howard.  And then we saw the convention across the street and he asked what all those people were doing in line.  We then crossed the street because I told him I wanted to stop at Jollibee to see if they had juice drinks.  But we kept walking into the convention center and he really hadn't put all the pieces together and then I whipped out the tickets and he looked like a trapped animal.  Zing!  I think the part that really chaffed was that he didn't think I was smart enough to pull of such an elaborate deception.  I wonder what he'll think at the Renaissance Faire--  I mean Sandwich Convention.  Shhh.

The convention was really fun.  There were quite a few people in costumes.  Some of them I felt sorry for.  Those would be the hapless boyfriends who were forced to dress up to match their girlfriend's anime costumes.  Kawaii! 
I don't even know what to say about this guy in the "Punisher" costume other than to suggest that he either work out more or get a more supportive spandex outfit.  He did have a really nice ass though but I'll bet he wears those white boots out on dates:

  

Here's Nathan with Mr. Poe who clearly loves the comic book convention:



And one of Nathan and myself:



I got a couple of T shirts but skipped buying any comics.  My collection needs a lot of work before I'm going to expand it past buying new issues.  I still have another 200 or so that need to be rebagged and boxed and then I need to catalog them.  We headed home and had dinner and went to bed early.  I was beat from all the cool stuff at the convention and I had a ride the next day.