Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 29

Look what I saw when I was heading back from lunch.  Don't tell my dogs that there's another plateau of laziness they haven't ascended to yet:

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After work I headed off Howard to 11th to Harrison to 26th to Valencia to Tiffany to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Monterey to Ridgewood to Flood to Hazelwood to Greenwood to Plymouth to Wildwood to Faxon to de Montefort to Pico to Urbano to Moncado to Cerritos to Winston to Lake Merced.  It was foggy but not so cold at the lake.  Pretty:

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Me at the lake:

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I continued on Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway and then went into Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I took it to Middle to Bowling Green to JFK to Stanyon to Page to Scott to Castro to 17th to Ord and then home.  We're off to Provincetown Mass tomorrow for vacation and Mr. Poe is all in a dither.

I hit 7,000 miles today which I'm really pleased about. 

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         43.4
Week to date                              72.9
Month to date                           810.1
Year to date                           7,002.0

Remaining to Goal                  2,998.0
Over (Under) plan                  1,237.0

Tuesday, July 29

I headed off this morning Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I came down the Great Highway and stopped a little south of Sloat for a shot of the beach which looked a lot calmer than it did last night:



I continued on the Great Highway to Skyline to Lake Merced to Winston to Mercedes to Cedro to Ocean to Phelan to Judson to Foerster to Monterey to Diamond to Wilder to Arlington to Randall to San Jose to 29th to Tiffany to Valencia.  I got a shot of this sign hanging from the window from Valencia at 23rd or 22nd:



Inspiration:  Flashdance





I continued on Valencia to 14th to Folsom to 2nd.  The view from Folsom and 2nd is so pretty and such a big change from when I moved here:



I took 2nd to Market to Sansome and into work.

Monday, July 28

I watched cartoons all weekend.  Again.  Mr. Poe had the flu and I was looking after him all weekend and lordy he isn't, you know, low maintenance.  I did, however, manage to make it to the comic book sale at the comic book store on Ocean Ave and got all sorts of good stuff.  They've got a lot more back issues than the place in the Castro.  I like. 

I slept in this morning an just came down Market into work.  After work I headed off Sutter Street where I got a few shots of this Victorian.  I'm not sure what it is.  I think it's a private club.  I love that they varnished as opposed to painted some of the wood on the entrance.  It's so pretty and so unusual:





I continued on Sutter to Presidio to Euclid to Arguello to Cabrillo and down to the coast.  I came down the Great Highway and stopped south of Sloat for a pic of the angry ocean:



Me??  not so angry:



I continued on the Great Highway to Skyline to Lake Merced to Middlefield to Eucalyptus to Ocean to Faxon to Southwood to Greenwood to Plymouth to Hazelwood to Flood to Circular to Diamond to Chenery to Randall to San Jose to 29th to Tiffany to Valencia to 19th to La Pidge.  I stopped at the women's building on 18th street for pics.  It's pretty on 18th but the best view is totally on La Pidge which is interesting because it's basically an alley.  It's got such glorious detail:

 



I continued on 18th to Castro to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         29.5
Week to date                              29.5
Month to date                           766.7
Year to date                           6,958.6

Remaining to Goal                  3,041.4
Over (Under) plan                  1,220.9

Friday, July 25

I headed off in the foggy weather Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I came down the Great Highway and got a dreary shot of Lake Merced. 



I continued on the Great Highway to Skyline to Lake Merced to Winston to Mercedes to Paloma to Ocean to Faxon to Southwood to Northwood to Greenwood to Hazelwood to Flood to Risgewood to Monterey to Diamond to Wilder to Arlington to Randall to San Jose to 29th to Tiffany to Valencia to 14th to Folsom.  This is the Intercontinental buildling as seen from Folsom Street.  I still don't love it and it isn't growing on me.



Me on Folsom Street:



I continued on Folsom to 2nd to Market to Sansome and into work  I rode home at lunchtime and we picked my friend Nick up at the airport and took him out to lunch.  He was heading off camping later that day so we didn't get a lot of Nick but it was nice to see him.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         20.7
Week to date                            162.8
Month to date                           737.2
Year to date                           6,929.1

Remaining to Goal                  3,070.9
Over (Under) plan                  1,273.4

Thursday, July 24

I headed off after work Howard to 11th to Harrison to 21st to Capp.  This cool church is on 22nd street.  I don't know anything about it other than it's awesomeness:



Some of the beautiful Victorians on Capp between 22nd and 23rd:



I continued on Capp to 25th to Valencia to Tiffany to Wilder to Diamond to Monterey to Ridgewood to Flood to Hazelwood to Greenwood to Northwood to Wildwood to Faxon to De Montefort to Ashton to Pico to Urbano to Moncado to Cerritos to Winston to Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway.  I stopped a little north of Lake Merced to get a shot of the sunny day on the ocean:



And one of me as well:



I continued on the Great Highway to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  Mr. Poe was finally back from being out of town.  Huzzah!

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         37.3
Week to date                            142.1
Month to date                           716.5
Year to date                           6,908.4

Remaining to Goal                  3,091.6
Over (Under) plan                  1,280.0

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday, July 24

Mr. Poe continues to be out of town and nobody slept again because of it.  Thankfully, he returns tonight. 

I headed off Corbett to Clayton to Parnassus into Judah to 8th to Kirkham and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I followed it to Stow Lake and then took JFK to the Panhandle to Baker to Hayes to Broderick to Fulton to McAllister to Van Ness.  There are a bunch of vintage auto dealerships on Van Ness, and some of the are spectacular.  This one which currently holds British Motorcars is a little bulky:





This Deco-Fabulous structure isn't in the greatest condition but it's gorgeous and well detailed:



  



Finally, this is now a movie theater and a gym but once upon a time it was the lavishly decorated Cadillac dealership:

  



I continued on Van Ness to Post to Kearny.  This is Kearny looking East towards Market:



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

Wednesday, July 23

I headed off after work Sutter to Fillmore to Sacramento to Arguello to Cabrillo to Funston and into Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden.  It was beautiful there and there was tons of stuff in bloom:





My bike:



Me:



Pretty flowers.  The lavender ones are not as hardy as the others and it's a treat to see them blooming:





The De Young in the afternoon sun:



I headed down JFK and got a shot of the North Lake before I hit Bernice Rodgers:



I took MLK to La Playa to the Great Highway to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home. 

Bike Mileage:
Today                                          36.4
Week to date                             104.8
Month to date                            679.2
Year to date                           6,871.1

Remaining to Goal                  3,128.9
Over (Under) plan                  1,270.0

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wednesday, July 23

Nobody slept well last night because Mr. Poe is out of town :(.  I managed to drag my ass out of bed and rode Corbett to Clayton to Parnassus into Judah and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at JFK.  I followed it to 8th Ave to Lake to Clay to Presidio.  I stopped at Presidio and Pacific to get the view looking west:



Me at that intersection.



I continued on Presidio into the Presidio and came out the Lombard Gate.  Then I took Chestnut to Laguna to Francisco to Polk to North Point to Columbus.  This is the view looking towards the Transamerica Pyramid from Columbus and Taylor:



Here's the view looking towards the same building a few blocks closer to it:



And this is from Columbus and Kearny:

  

I continued on Columbus to Clay to Sansome and into work.

Tuesday, July 22

I headed off after work Columbus to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Gough to Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presidio.  I came around on Lincoln to Camino Del Mar in Seacliff and then up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor which looked very pretty in the afternoon light:



Some of the sculpture in the grounds:



I headed down to Clement to Seal Rocks and then down to Point Lobos where I stopped for pics of the spectactular afternoon:



The remains of something on the cliff. 



Sutro Baths:



Me with Sutro Heights Park behind me



I headed down to the Great Highway and then went into Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I took it to the Panhandle to Stanyon to Page to Scott to Duboce to Castro to 17th to Ord and home.  Mr. Poe is out of town.  AGAIN.  So I took the boys to the the park and then we went home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                          40.7
Week to date                               68.4
Month to date                            642.8
Year to date                           6,834.7

Remaining to Goal                  3,165.3
Over (Under) plan                  1,260.9