Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 29

I headed out after work Columbus to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Franklin to Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presidio.  I came around on Lincoln and stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge for a picture:



I continued on Lincoln and stopped again a little west of the bridge for some shots of the coast.  Looking west:



and north:



And looking at me:



I continued on Lincoln into Camino Del Mar up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor and then 34th to Balboa down to the coast.  I came down the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and took it to the Panhandle and then Stanyon to Scott to Duboce to Castro to 17th and then home.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                      41.2
Week to date                         151.1
Month to date                     1,201.1
Year to date                       4,999.3

Remaining to Goal              5,000.7
Over (Under) plan                 900.9

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29

I headed out this morning Corbett to Portola to Fowler to Teresita to Gaviota to Bella Vista to Burlwood to Los Palmos to Hazelwood to Yerba Buena to Brentwood to El Verano into Northgate to Upland to Aptos to Ocean to Paloma to Moncada to Junipero Serra to Winston to Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway.  I followed it up to Geary and then 27th to Shore View to 36th to Clement to 34th and up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  Which I hadn't been to all week and I'd missed:



Me in the parking lot:



I took Camino Del Mar to Lake to Arguello to Clay to Lyon to Jackson to Pierce where there was a medical examiner's van and a ton of cops at Alta Plaza.  Somebody call Quincy!  I continued on Pierce to Pacific where I stopped to get some pics of some of the lovely homes there:





I continued on Pacific to Powell to Jackson to Columbus into Montgomery to Clay to Sansome and into work.

Wednesday, May 28

I headed off after work Howard to 11th to Harrison to 20th.  These houses are on 20th between Harrison and Folsom.  They kind of have me scratching my head because I don't think that they've gone through a bit of conversion.  I think they are originally single family residences from the 1870's.  They've been jacked up and converted to flats.  The front doors are identical on both buildings even though the rest of the buildings are different.  I think the building on the right is later, and the assymetrical arrangement of the second floor windows leads me to believe that there's something missing from the structure like a bay on the right side that was lopped off to make it fit into the lot.  Maybe these two buildings were moved to their present location and the front doors were constructed from construction scrap by the developers.  It's hard to say which is why I find it so interesting:





I continued on 21st where I found this gorgeous building on the corner of South Van Ness.  Very well detailed and so nicely preserved:





I turned on South Van Ness where I saw this gorgeous Victorian house undergoing a lot of renovation.  The scaffolding looks terrifying.  Eek!

  

I turned on 21st where I saw this incredible mural.  It's textured which adds to its fabulocity but doesn't photograph well:



  



I continued on 21st and saw this beautiful place on the corner of Bartlett.  I love the Mission:

  

Across the street from it is this fantastic mural.  What's not to like:





It's got such great movement:



I continued on 21st to Valencia to Tiffany to 28th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Monterey to Ridgewood to Flood to Hazelwood to Greenwood to Wildwood to Faxon to De Montefort to Ashton to Pico to Urbano to Mocado to Cerritos to Mercedes.  This is the view from Mercedes at Junipero Serra looking West:



I continued on Mercedes into Winston to Lake Merced.  It was so pretty in the late afternoon sun:







I continued on Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway.  This is the view from the Great Highway just south of the zoo:



Another shot from that vantage point:



I continued on the Great Highway to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett and home.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                      43.5
Week to date                         109.9
Month to date                     1,159.9
Year to date                       4,958.1

Remaining to Goal              5,041.9
Over (Under) plan                 887.1

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday, May 28

I headed off this morning Corbett to Portola to Fowler to Teresita to Isola to Rockdale to Omar to Sequoia to Bella Vista.  This is the view looking East from Bella Vista and Dorcas:



I continued on Bella Vista to Burlwood to Los Palmos to Hazelwood to Yerba Buena to Saint Elmo to El Verano.  This Mediterranean house is at El Verano and Saint Elmo.  It's really well detailed and in addition likely has both bay and ocean views:



I continued on El Verano into Northgate to Upland to San Benito to Ocean to Eucalyptus to Lake Merced.  I stopped to take some pics of the pretty lake:







I continued on Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway and came up the coast and went into Golden Gate Park at MLK and then took Chain of Lakes to JFK to 8th to Lake to Arguello and into the Presidio.  I came out the Lombard Gate and then came up Chestnut.  The Moscone Recreation Center on Chestnut street seems to be nearing completion and it's Tudorilicious.  Great details and such a nice restoration:







I continued on Chestnut to Gough to Francisco to Polk to North Point to Columbus into Montgomery to Clay to Sansome and into work.

Tuesday, May 27

I headed off after work Sutter to Fillmore to Clay to Locust to Washington to Arguello to Cabrillo to Funston and into the park at the Rose Garden.  There were many pretty things blooming there:





And me with the garden behind me:



I rode through Golden Gate Park on JFK to Chain of Lakes to MLK to the Great Highway.  I came down the coast and then turned up on Vicente to 16th to Taravel.  This is the view looking south from Taravel and Wawona:



I continued on Taravel to Dewey to Laguna Honda into 7th to Hugo to 3rd.  This turdorlicious house in on 3rd between Hugo and Lincoln:



This is the view looking south towards UCSF from the same location:



I continued on 3rd to Lincoln into Frederick to Cole to Carmel to Clayton to Corbett and then home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                      41.3
Week to date                           66.4
Month to date                     1,116.4
Year to date                       4,914.6

Remaining to Goal              5,085.4
Over (Under) plan                 870.9

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday, May 27

I headed out Corbett to Portola to Fowler to Teresita to Isola to Rockdale to Omar to Sequoia to Bella Vista to Burlwood to Los Palmos to Hazelwood to Yerba Buena to Brentwood to Maywood to El Verano into Northgate to Darien to San Fernando to Ocean to Eucalyptus to Middlefield to Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway.  I stopped a little North of Lake Merced to get a shot of the nearly calm ocean on the gorgeous morning:



I followed the Great Highway to Golden Gate Park and then took MLK to Stow Lake where I stopped for some pics:





And me with the boat rental building behind me:



I then took JFK to the Panhandle and then Baker to Fulton.  I stopped at the top of Fulton to get a nice shot of the sun splashed Civic Center:



I continued on Fulton to Franklin to McAllister to Polk.  I love the California Culinary Academy.  It's extraordinarily detailed.  It's almost beyond belief:





  

I continued on Polk to Bush to Sansome and into work.