Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29

Happy Pride!  I was in the parade with my bike team again.  It was lots and lots of fun.  I painted myself bronze and, although I was generally happy with the results, it would have been a lot better if it had been a sunny day because the glitter didn't photograph too well and I think I looked a little cool toned (cadaverous).  A little "Night of the Living Disco Dead" if you will.

Here I am with super nice Michael Petty.  He is wearing a classy and elegant outfit.

  

My group was right in front of the Lifecycle riders.  I've ridden with them a couple of times but I like riding with my bike team.  It's so much fun.



Here we are lined up waiting for the "Dykes on Bikes" to zoom by.  There seemed to be a lot more of everything this year.  More people, more spectators, more "Dykes on Bikes".  They seemed to go on forever.



He we are mid parade.  We were moving a lot slower than the motorcycles but a lot faster than the lifecycle group because we didn't have anybody walking with a banner like they did.  Here's Michael Schmucki delighting the crowds.



Here I am mid parade rocking the he cleavage.



Here's Mr. Glidden at the end of the parade:



I went home and got cleaned up and then headed back to Civic Center to work the booth.  I hung out most the day there.  It was lots of fun.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                            7.8
Week to date                             207.5
Month to date                         1,148.9
Year to date                           6,167.0

Remaining to Goal                  3,833.0
Over (Under) plan                  1,221.6


Saturday, June 28

I wanted to to put some mileage on my bike but Mr. Poe's still out of town and it's Pride weekend and there's lots to do so I didn't want to stay out all day.  I rode to Fairfax and then over to Alpine Dam Lake.  It was really pretty there.  So quiet:



I love this creepy structure below the dam:



The Dam itself:



Looking down the canyon from the Dam:



You can see the fog clinging to the trees:



I headed up Mr. Tam and it got pretty wet towards the top.  Then I descended down into Bolinas.  The tide was out in the lagoon and it looked really pretty:





Me with the lagoon behind me:





Hungry birds feeding at the tidal flats:



I'm not sure what the ruined thing is towards the Stinson end of the lagoon.  It's really cool looking though:





After Stinson I headed back to Mill Valley on the 1.  This is the view back of Stinson from the 1 a little ways up the hill:







This is the view of Muir Beach from the 1 above it:



I got home mid day and took the boys to the park and then I had a couple of parties to go to.  Happy pride!

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         67.2
Week to date                             199.7
Month to date                         1,141.1
Year to date                           6,159.2

Remaining to Goal                  3,840.8
Over (Under) plan                  1,241.2


Friday, June 27

I headed off after work Columbus to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Franklin to Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presido.  I rode around on Lincoln into Camino Del Mar and then stopped for a foggy pic of Seacliff:



I took Camino Del Mar up to the Palace of the Legion on Honor and took a few minutes to take pics of the lavishly detailed building:



I'm still loving the cool glass thing I've nicknamed "Joseph's Hair in the Morning"



It's a flawlessly executed ,incredibly detailed structure:

  

Me in front of it:



My bike in front of the courtyard:



I took Palace of the Legion of Honor to Clement to Point Lobos and then down to the Great Highway.  I went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and took it to the Panhandle and then rode Stanyon to Page to Scott to Duboce to Castro to the 17th and then home to walk the dogs.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         31.4
Week to date                             132.5
Month to date                         1,073.9
Year to date                           6,092.0

Remaining to Goal                  3,908.0
Over (Under) plan                  1,201.3


Friday, June 27

It was super foggy in the morning but not too cold.  I headed up Corbett and caught a creepy view of the smoke tinted rising sun:



I continued on Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I followed it to the Music Concourse where I stopped to take a few shots of the eerie fog that seemed to be everywhere in the city but my house:





And one of me as well::



I then took JFK to 8th to Lake to Arguello and into the Presidio.  I rode around and came out the Lombard gate and then took Chestnut to Gough to Francisco to Bay to Columbus to Clay to Sansome and into work.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26

I headed off after work Sutter to Octavia to Sacramento to Laguna,  These are some of the fabulous apartment buildings on Octavia that look into the Marina:



This is the view down Washington from Lafayette Park looking towards Alta Plaza:



I continued on Octavia to Pacific to Lyon to Jackson.  This Tudorlicious place is on Jackson at Locust:





I continued on Jackson to Arguello to Lake to 23rd to Balboa and down to the coast.  The smoke in the air was giving the sun a creepy golden glow that was reflecting on the ocean:



But that didn't deter people from frolicking in it:





Me with Sutro Heights in the background:



I came down the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and followed it to the Panhandle and then took Stanyon to Waller to Buena Vista West to Upper Terrace to Roosevelt to 17th and then home to play with the dogs.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         35.8
Week to date                             101.1
Month to date                         1,042.5
Year to date                           6,060.6

Remaining to Goal                  3,939.4
Over (Under) plan                  1,197.2


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday, June 26

I woke up an hour late this morning.  %&#*&@(!!!  But I managed to get everybody fed and walked and myself showered and out the door at a respectable time.  I headed off Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway to Point Lobos into Geary to 35th to Clement to 34th and up the the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  Which looked bathed in a creepy golden light courtesy of all the smoke that still in the air:



Me in front of it:



I came down Camino Del Mar to Lake to Arguello to Clay to Fillmore to Washington.  This is a cool apartment building on Alta Plaza on Washington Street.  The mansion to the left is where Danielle Steel lives, I think.  It's really big but it doesn't seem to be in the greatest shape and it has all these overgrown shrubbery in the front that looks off. 


I continued on Washington.  This is the view from the top of Russian Hill looking down towards the Financial District:



And some great buildings.  I think this is Jones Street maybe??



I continued on Washington to Powell to Clay.  This building under renovation is going to look really beautiful:



There's an aweome apartment building next to it:



I headed down Clay.  This building is on Kearny between Clay and Washington.  I love the gratuitously oversized brackets:



I continued on Clay to Sansome and into work.