Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday, October 31

Happy Halloween!  I managed to get out of bed a little early and was out of the house by 6:15.  The rain had stopped but it was still pretty soggy.  I headed off 17th to Eureka to 18th 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 Ashton to Head to Holloway to Font to Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway.  I came up the coast and went into Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I followed that to the Music Concourse.  The sun was just coming up.  Here's a gloomy view of the California Academy of Sciences:



I got on JFK to 8th to Arguello to Washington.  Here's the north bay as viewed from Washington and Walnut.  I got the same shot after work yesterday. It's one of my favorites:



Me at Washington and Walnut:



I coninued on Washington to Divisadero to Pacific and stopped to get a pic of the view north from Steiner and Pacific over the Marina:



These are some of the homes on Pacific that have that view:



I continued on Pacific.  This is the view looking North from the top of Russian Hill over Chinatown and the Financial District to the Bay Bridge:



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

Thursday, October 30

Here's a picture of Rufus I took over lunch after I cleaned up an unfortunate mess he'd made in his crate that we aren't talking about.  But it was gross.  And required the hose.



It started raining on my way back to work and rained all afternoon but luckily it stopped right around five so I was able to have a fun ride after work.  I headed off Sutter to Fillmore to Clay to Divisadero to Washington.  This is a fabulous Victorian on Washington at Broderick.  I think it's been recently repainted.  It's got such nice detail:

  

Me on Washington:



Pretty house on Washington.  It was decorated with squashes and pumpkins of many shapes and colors.  My pics didn't turn out of it because there wasn't a whole lot of light.



The view down Walnut from Washington:



I continued on Washington to Arguello to Lake to 8th and into Golden Gate Park.  I got a couple of shots of the De Young Museum from an angle I don't think I've gotten before:

  

I got on JFK and took it to Bernice Rodgers to MLK to the Great Highway.  I came down the coast and got a shot of the beach at around Noriega:



I continued on the Great Highway to Taravel to Merced to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  I got the dogs out for their walk before the rain started up again and then we all went to bed.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         38.7
Week to date                              159.1
Month to date                          1,229.2
Year to date                            9,547.7
Remaining to Goal                      452.3
Over (Under) plan                   1,241.7

Rolling Year                          11,331.8
Since Inception 10/1/07          12,085.7


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30

It wasn't nearly as cold this morning as yesterday.  Either that or I'm getting used to it.  I headed of Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I went down the Great Highway to Skyline to Lake Merced to Winston to Moncado to Urbano.  This is the glorious sunride from Urbano at Legion:



I continued on Urbano to Pico to De Montefort to Mirimar to Ocean to Phelan to Judson to Foerster to Monterey to Diamond to Wilder to Arlington to Randall to San Jose to Duncan to Valencia to Market.  Finally there was enough light for pics so I took some pics while I came down Market.  This is the glorious Golden Gate Theatre (on the left):





Me in the tenderloin:



This is the old Hibernia Bank.  It's a GORGEOUS building that's completely vacant.  I keep hoping it's going to get developed.  I'd love to see it as the centerpiece of a high rise condo building.  It would be swank:



The view down 5th Street: 



I continued on Market to Sansome and into work.

Wednesday, October 29

I headed off after work Columbus to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Laguna to Chestnut to Lyon and into the presidio.  It was this foggy in the Presidio:



Yuck.  I came around on Lincoln and stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge.  It's right behind me in this pic.  Lousy fog:



I came around on Lincoln into Camino Del Mar.  This is one of the beautiful homes in Seacliff. 



I continued on Camino Del Mar to 30th to Clement to 33rd to Balboa and down to the coast.  I came down the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at JFK.  I followed that to the Panhandle to Stanyon to Page to Scott to Duboce to Castro to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         37.9
Week to date                              120.4
Month to date                          1,190.5
Year to date                            9,509.0
Remaining to Goal                      491.0
Over (Under) plan                   1,230.3

Rolling Year                          11,321.4
Since Inception 10/1/07          12,047.0


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 29

Man was it ever foggy this morning.  The fog was really thick and really patchy.  I headed off Corbett to Portola to Evelyn 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 North Gate to Darien.  It was so foggy on Darien I thought I was lost a couple of times.  Crazy!  I continued on 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 Golden Gate Park at MLK.  I took it to Middle to Bowling Green to JFK to the Panhandle to Stanyon to Page to Market.  The fog suddenly went from incredibly dense to gone.  This is the sunny view up to the Castro from Van Ness and Market:



This is the foggy view looking downtown from the same intersection.



Me:



I took some more pics as I was coming down market that shows the rapidly burning off thick patch fog.  It's gonna be a gorgeous day!

  





I continued down Market to Sansome and into work.

Tuesday, October 28

I headed off after work 2nd to Howard to 11th to Bryant to Precita.  There's a bunch of pretty Victorians on Precita. This is one of them:



I continued on Pricita to Mission.  I'm not sure what this building started off as.  I'm thinking a firehouse.  At one point it was a record store, now it's a restaurant.  I like it.  It has such a pretty, classic facade:



I continued on Mission to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Monterey to Circular to Marston and into City College.  I came out on Phelan and then took Ocean to Mirimar to De Montefort to Ashton to Pico to Urbano to Moncado to Winston.  This is me at Winston and Juniper Serra:



I continued on Winston to Lake Merced to Skyline to the Great Highway.  I came up the coast and then took Vicente to 16th to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and then home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         40.1
Week to date                               82.5
Month to date                          1,152.6
Year to date                            9,471.1
Remaining to Goal                      528.9
Over (Under) plan                   1,219.7

Rolling Year                          11,283.5
Since Inception 10/1/07          12,009.1


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28

  Ugh.  It was cold and wet this morning.  One of those mornings that I'm glad I didn't realize how crappy it was outside because I would have gone back to bed.  I headed of Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and then down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and then took Geary to 34th and up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  Which looked spooky in the fog:



Me?  Not so spooky.



I took Camino Del Mar to Lake to Arguello to Euclid to Presidio to Post.  I stopped at Post and Kearny and took pics in all four directions:

  

  

I took Kearny to Bush to Sansome and into work.  I'm hoping it warms up a bit.

Monday, October 27

I headed out ofter work Sansome to Sutter.  These are some of the cool buildings on Grant Street between Sutter and Post.  Me likey!

   

I continued on Sutter to Presidio to Euclid to Arguello to Clement to 8th to Cabrillo to Funston and into Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden.  Which is still all in bloom.  Which made me smile.



Me in the Rose Garden:



I took JFK to Stow Lake to MLK to the Great Highway.  It was blustery and foggy and the sun was starting to set:





I took Santiago to 14th to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord.  I beat Mr. Poe home by about five minutes.  We had dinner and then I walked the dogs and it was time for bed.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                         42.4
Week to date                               42.4
Month to date                          1,112.5
Year to date                            9,431.0
Remaining to Goal                      569.0
Over (Under) plan                   1,207.0

Rolling Year                          11,243.4
Since Inception 10/1/07          11,969.0


Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, October 27

This was the scene at Castro and Market when I was coming back from lunch today.  TAB sure is political these days!



Also, watch this instructional video:




I hope that you will join me in voting NO! to Patty LuPone and No on 8!

Monday, October 27

I got up early this morning and was out of the house at 6:15.  I headed off 17th to Eureka to 18th 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 Ashton to Head to Holloway to Font to Lake Merced to John Muir to Skyline to the Great Highway.  I came up the coast and went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and followed it to the Panhandle to Baker to McAllister and into Civic Center where there was FINALLY enough light for pics.

Asian Art Museum:



The tent is partially obscuring the view of the Federal building I like so much.  What I think is interesting about this shot is that the lights are on in the building and gives an addition layer of transparency to the structure that I like:



This is the victory garden at Civic Center.  I remember the first time I saw this I rolled my eyes and wondered how much it was costing to keep the homeless out of it.  The answer:  $3500 a week.  Thankfully, it's coming out soon which is good because I think those funds would be better spent elsewhere:



Parts of it are pretty:



City Hall:



Me with City Hall behind me.



I took Larkin to Grove to Market to Sansome and into work.