Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 29

It was sunny when I headed off from my house and took Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel.  Around 19th Ave I got into some dense fog and by the time I got to the beach visibility was extremely limited.  I came down the Great Highway to Skyline to Lake Merced to Winston to Cerritos to Ocean to Phelan where I finally got out of the fog at around City College.  I continued to Judson to Foerster to Montery.  I stopped at Congo and took a pic of the thick fog billowing inland:



I continued on Monterey to Diamond to Wilder to Arlington to San Jose to 29th to Tiffany to Valencia where I ran into my friend Geoff on his way to work which was a treat.  I continued on Valencia to 23rd.  This is Mission from 23rd:



I continued on 23rd to Shotwell where I stopped to take pics of Cesar Chavez School.  The murals are unbelievable:

   

  

These are a few of the houses from the next block.  Shotwell between 23rd and about 20th is a gorgeous tree lined street.

  

I continued on Shotwell to 14th to Folsom to 2nd to Market to Sansome and into work.

Thursday, August 28

On my way back to work from lunch I noticed that the rainbow flag in the Castro was flying at half mast for Del Martin who died this week.  You can read more about her here



After work I headed off Market to Turk where I got a nice view of the cool recent federal building at Howard and 8th:



I continued on Turk to Arguello to Cabrillo to 8th and into Golden Gate Park.  I went to the Music Concouse and got some pics of the plaza and the fabulous new California Academy of Science slated to open next month:





I headed over to MLK and took it to the Great Highway and then took Ulloa.  I stopped at Knockash hill which is a gated community but had an open gate and a nearby sign made the tantalizing promise of public open space.  It led to a hiking path which I didn't take because I was in road shoes and had a bike but I might just stop back with Rufus on a sunny morning.  It's beautiful:











I continued on Ulloa to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett.  I saw my friend Kurt on his way to visit my other friend Rick.  Which was a trat.  I continued on down to Ord and home for dinner.
Bike Mileage:
Today                                          41.7
Week to date                               77.1
Month to date                            505.6
Year to date                            7,507.6

Remaining to Goal                   2,492.4
Over (Under) plan                      977.5

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday, August 28

It was warm this morning!  It's going to get pretty hot this afternoon but it was gorgeous this morning.  I headed off Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and stopped a little North of Balboa to take some pics of the beach.  It looked gorgeous:





You can see the Golden Gate Park North Windmill to the right:



Seal Rocks





I took Point Lobos to 45th to Clement to 34th and up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  I came down Camino Del Mar and stopped in Seacliff to take some pics.



Marin Headlands in background



Fabulous homes:



I continued on Camino Del Mar to Seacliff to 25th to Lincoln and into the Presidio.  I stopped a little west of the Golden Gate Bridge for pics:



The Marin Headlands again.



I continued on Lincoln to Cowles to McDowell to Crissy Field to Mason.  I stopped at the beach at Crissy Field for some final shots of the bridge:





There are all these globes down at Crissy Field.  It's from the "Cool Globes" project that you can read more about here.  Thye're here until September 12.  Some of them are pretty crappy but a lot of them are really neat.  I'm going to go back to look at them when I have more time.  I think Mr. Poe would like them a lot.



I continued on Mason to Marina Blvd and then over Fort Mason to Van Ness to Beach to Columbus to Clay to Sansome and into work.

Wednesday, August 27

After work I headed off Sutter to Fillmore to Pacific to Lyon to Jackson to Arguello to Cabrillo to Funston and into Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden.  Which is profiting from the warm weather we've been having and didn't smell like mildew at all this time.







I took JFK to Transverse to MLK and out of the park at the Great Highway.  I came down the coast and took Taravel to Merved to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home.  Mr. Poe had a meeting so I took the dogs to the park.  Ashley tends to move to fast to get a good shot of him playing, but Rufus is a little slower:  Then we went home and had dinner and went to bed.



Bike Mileage:
Today                                          41.7
Week to date                               77.1
Month to date                            505.6
Year to date                            7,507.6

Remaining to Goal                   2,492.4
Over (Under) plan                      977.5


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday, August 27

I headed off Corbett to Portola to Fowler to Teresita to Gaviota to Bella Vista to Burlwood to Los Palmos to Hazelwood to Buena Vista to Brentwood to Maywood into North Gate to Darien to San Fernando to Ocean to Clearfield into 34th to Yorba to 35th to Vicente and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and went into Buena Vista Park at MLK and followed it to the music concourse where I stopped for some pics.  This is the fabulous new California Academy of Sciences:



Me in front of it



and the DeYoung



I headed over to JFK to 8th to Lake to Arguello and into the Presidio.  I came out the Lombard St gate and took Lyon to Greenwich to Steiner to Union to Leavenworth to Green where I stopped to take pics of some of the beautiful buildings on Russian Hill

    



This is the view of  Nob Hill from there:



I took Green to Jones to Pacific to Powell to Jackson and stopped at Stockton to get a shot of Chinatown:



I continued on Jackson to Montgomery to Clay and into work.

Tuesday, August 26

After work I headed off Columbus to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Laguna to Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presidio.  I came around on Lincoln and then got on Camino Del Mar and went through Seacliff up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor which dazzled in the late afternoon sun:





My bike.  My commuter is basically unridable until I take it in for maintenance which will be this weekend.



Me at the Palace of the Legion of Honor



I came out on 34th St and took it to Balboa and down to the coast.  The beach was gorgeous as usual  I'm hoping we're through with the fog for a while.





I went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and took it to the Panhandle to Stanyon to Page to Lyon to Haight to Buena Vista East to Upper Terrace to Roosevelt to 17th to Ord and home for dinner. 

I hit 7,500 miles today.  I'm 3/4 of the way through my mileage goal for the year and over a month ahead of schedule.  I'm really pleased with that.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                          41.7
Week to date                               77.1
Month to date                            505.6
Year to date                            7,507.6

Remaining to Goal                   2,492.4
Over (Under) plan                      977.5


Intervention

I've always been on the fence about whether I liked Kristen Chenoweth or whether she was irritating but after this gem, she's now my favorite who can do no wrong.   Downgraded:  Ruth Buzzi.





Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday, August 26

No fog this morning!  The first day in a long while that it was totally clear.  It was also a little cold but I'll take it.  I headed off Corbett to Clayton to Parnassus to Cole to Waller to Stanyon and into Golden Gate Park at JFK.  I followed it down to Bernice Rodgers to the Great Highway and then down the coast.  I stopped a little south of Sloat for some pictures of the sunny ocean:





I continued on the Great Highway to Skyline to Lake Merced to Winston to Cerritos to Moncada to Urbano to Pico to Ashton to Mirimar 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 to 26th to Capp Street to check on my girls.  This is the tower of the Igelesia Presbyteriana on 23rd and Capp:



This is a few blocks down.  The Bethany home has amazing murals on the side of it.  They're so vibrant and cheerful:

  

I continued on Capp to 16th to Folsom and headed downtown.  These are two huge Residential towers on Folsom at Main (?) So pretty in the morning light.



I continued on Folsom to Fremont into Front to California to Sansome and into work.  Here is a rare helmet free pic of me at my desk.  Working.