Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 27 2009

It wasn't raining this morning!  Huzzah!  It's a bit cooler but I'm not complainin'.  So got off my ass and jumped on my bike.  I headed off Corbett to Portola to Woodside to Dewey to Taravel and down to the coast.  I came up the Great Highway and then got on Geary to 34th and up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  Which looked gorgeous in the clear morning light:



Me at the Palace of the Legion of Honor:



I got on Camino Del Mar and took it to Lake.  This is Lake Street looking north towards Marin:



Looking East:



I continued on Lake to Arguello to Clay to Baker to Jackson.  This is the view from Jackson and Scott looking South:



I headed down Scott to Pacific.  This gorgeous house is on Scott and Pacific:



Check out the detail:



The view looking down Pacific from Scott:



I continued on Pacific.  This is the view looking North from Pacific and Steiner:



Closer up:



I continued on Pacific.  This cool apartment building is on Pacific at Franklin:



It has gorgeous detail:



I continued on Pacific to Jones to California.  This is the beautiful Federal Building on Mission at 8th that I gush about so much.  It's glorious from any view.  Me likey:



This is Grace Cathedral.  Which I love inside and out:





I continued on California.  This is the view of the financial district from Powell:



The view back up California from the same point:



This is the view looking down California from Stockton.  Fabulous:



I continued on California to Leidesdorff to Halleck and into work.

Thursday, February 26 2009

My AM ride got rained out again so I came down Market into work.  It cleared up in the afternoon but it started getting much cooler.  After work I headed off Sansome to Jackson to Davis to drop off my dry cleaning.  Then I continued to Broadway to the Embarcadero to Howard where I got a great view of One Rincon Hill:



I continued on Howard to 11th to Bryant to Precita to Mission to 29th to San Jose to Arlington to Bosworth to Lyell to Alemeny to Sagamore to Brotherhood Way.  And let me tell you.  Sagamore and Brotherhood Way might be OK in the morning and on weekends, but at night during rush hour that whole area is a major eek on a bike and best to be avoided.  I continued to Lake Merced to John Muir to Syline to the Great Highway and up the coast to Fulton to La Playa to Cabrillo to 8th and into Golden Gate Park to JFK to the Panhandle to Stanyan.  Yes, Stanyan.  A reader pointed out that I've been spelling it 'Stanyon' for the longest time and that isn't correct.  Kind of like the blogger equivalent of pointing out spinach in your teeth. Thanks, Brad!  I continued on Stanyan to Page to Scott to Duboce to Castro to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.  Mr. Poe was late yet again so I the dogs and I had dinner and then I had to work a little before bed.

I'm slowly digesting all the comics I bought on Wednesday night.  It's going to take a long time.  The coolest one I've found so far is Avengers #464 in which earth is defeated by a time traveling maniac.  The entire issue is completely devoid of text.  It's amazing.  Here's Thor staggering through the streets of a destroyed Washington DC.  Amazing:




Bike Mileage:
Today                                                32.3
Week to date                                     122.6
Month to date                                   603.8
Year to date                                   1,608.4
To Goal                                         8,391.6
Over (Under) plan                              46.8

YTD Mileage vs Last Year                743.1
Rolling Year                                 11,482.8
Since Inception 10/1/07                 14,886.1

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25 2009

My morning ride got rained out again.  I'm sick of rain.  It cleared off a bit when I went home for lunch.  I could see it still looked pretty unstable:



Me at Noe and Market:



After work I headed off Columbus to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Octavia to Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presidio.  I got on Lincoln and took that into Camino Del Mar to 25th to Cabrillo to 47th to Fulton to the Great Highway and down the coast to Skyline to Lake Merced to Font to Holloway to Lunado to Cerritos to Ocean and I stopped by the Comic Outpost.  They have this deal where if you're a subscriber, they save your comics from your subscription list and you come and pick them up at your leisure.  You get a little price break on new comics but a big discount on back issues.  I'm trying to fill some yawning holes in my comic collection.  They're really nice there but it's such a schlep to get out there that the discount isn't really worth it on the new titles and I'll probably cancel my subscription when I've run through their back issues although that will take a long time.  But  I pretty much cleaned them out on Avengers:



This is the coolest one I got:



I took Ocean to Plymouth to Greenwood to Hazelwood to Staples to Foerster to Monterey to Diamond to Wilder to Arlington to Randall to San Jose to Duncan to Valencia to 18th to Diamond to 17th to Ord and home.  Mr. Poe had to work late so the dogs and I had dinner and then we went to bed.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                                32.7
Week to date                                      90.3
Month to date                                   571.5
Year to date                                   1,576.1
To Goal                                         8,423.9
Over (Under) plan                               41.9

YTD Mileage vs Last Year                742.2
Rolling Year                                 11,481.9
Since Inception 10/1/07                 14,853.8


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24

I left work a little early so I could help Mr. Chris and David get ready for their Mardi Gras party.  But they had everything pretty much ready when I got there.  David even made deviled eggs.  Because every party needs deviled eggs.



Daniel showed up which was a surprise and a total treat.  He brought his TABtastic friend Denny:



Mr. Poe showed up about 7 and charmed the pants off of everybody for an hour and then we had to go home and take care of the dogs. 


Bike Mileage:
Today                                                26.0
Week to date                                      57.6
Month to date                                   538.8
Year to date                                   1,543.4
To Goal                                         8,456.6
Over (Under) plan                               36.6

YTD Mileage vs Last Year                751.0
Rolling Year                                 11,490.7
Since Inception 10/1/07                 14,821.1

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 24 2009

I managed to get up on time and out of the house to ride for the first time in it seems forever.  I headed off 17th to Eureka to 18th to Valencia to Tiffany to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Bosworth to Lyell to Alemany to Sagamore,  The fog was really thick but really patchy.  You'd have no visibility for a mile and then the sun would be shining on you.  I don't get that.  This is a cool building on Sagamore at the 280.  It's got a lot going on:



I continued on Sagamore to Brotherhood to Lake Merced to John Muir to Skyline to the Great Highway and up the coast.  I went into Golden Gate Park at MLK and took it to Middle to Transverse to JFK.  The park looked beautiful and I stopped for some pics:







Me in Golden Gate Park:



The De Young Museum:



I continued on JFK to 8th.  The Richmond was gorgeous this morning.  Clear and cool.  This is Star of the Sea church:



Nicely detailed



I continued on 8th to Lake to Arguello and into the Presidio.  I came out of the Presidio at the Lombard Gate and got on Chestnut.  This is the view down Lombard towards the Golden Gate Bridge from Chestnut:



This is the view down Chestnut:



I continued on Chestnut to Laguna to Francisco to Van Ness to North Point to the Embarcadero to Washington to Sansome and into work.  Gorgeous morning.

Monday, February 23 2009

My Lifecycle ride got rained out again on Sunday which totally sucked so Mr. Poe and I spent the day cleaning out closets and concluded that we'd never finished unpacking when we moved to Ord Court in 2003.  I got a bunch of computer stuff that I'd been putting off doing and it was a very productive day. 

Monday morning it was still really wet so I just came down Market into work and it dried out as the day progressed.  After I work I headed off 2nd to Howard.  This is Howard St looking west at the convention center:



I continued on Howard to 11th into Bryant to Precita to Mission to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond.  This is the view south from Diamond and Bosworth.  It was getting dark and starting to look like it was going to rain:



I continued on 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 and up the coast.  I went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and it started to rain.  Yuck.  I followed JFK to the Panhandle to Stanyon to Page to Scott to Duboce to Noe to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner. 

Bike Mileage:
Today                                                31.6
Week to date                                      31.6
Month to date                                   512.8
Year to date                                   1,517.4
To Goal                                         8,482.6
Over (Under) plan                               37.9

YTD Mileage vs Last Year                725.0
Rolling Year                                 11,464.7
Since Inception 10/1/07                 14,795.1


Monday, February 23, 2009

Saturday, February 21 2009

The weather was OK on Saturday and I should have gone riding but I had a hair appointment in the afternoon so I couldn't.  Mr. Poe and I went to the linen sale at Macy where we got new sheets for our bed.  Non chewed on sheets!  We're getting all fancy!  Then we went to lunch at the Westfield Center where Mr. Poe ate a huge bowl of clam chowder and a large quantity of calimari and then I had to put him back on the subway because he needed a nap.  I went shopping and was kind shocked at how empty so many of the stores were.  Macy was packed because they had a sale but Barney was empty and the salespeople at Neiman Marcus outnumbered the customers.  I saw this lucky dog with his goggles on in a motorcycle side car heading off with his crazy looking daddy.  Not that I'm one to talk:



They had hot shirtless guys in Hello Kitty heads at the Max counters which just looked off.  Like some kind of wierd plushy fantasy that one shouldn't have:



Hair took forever as usual but I'm done for another couple of months.

Friday, February 20 2009

I feel better but I'm still sleeping an awful lot.  I just came down Market into work.  I headed home lunchtime to wait for Fedex and then went to REI before heading back to work.  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 got on Lincoln and got a great shot of the setting sun from just west of the Golden Gate Bridge:



I continued on Lincoln and took it into Camino Del Mar and then up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor.  Love it:



Me at the Palace of the Legion of Honor:



I headed down to 34th to Balboa and down to the coast.  The sun was setting and the beach looked gorgeous:



I went down on the Great Highway and went into Golden Gate Park at JFK and took it to the Panhandle to Stanyon to Page to Scott to Duboce to Castro to 17th to Ord and home.  Mr. Poe was at a move and m friend Russ came over for dinner.  Mimi has decided she likes Russ and consented to sit in his lap.  Amazing.  It's hard to believe that this is the dog who is on the no fly list for good reason:



Ashley's all like "Get away from the crazy lady!  She'll kill ya!"



Bike Mileage:
Today                                                 31.0
Week to date                                       94.6
Month to date                                   481.2
Year to date                                   1,485.8
To Goal                                         8,514.2
Over (Under) plan                               88.5

YTD Mileage vs Last Year                749.1
Rolling Year                                 11,488.8
Since Inception 10/1/07                 14,763.5

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19 2009

I'm still kind of wiped out from being sick so I just came down Market into work.  After work I headed Howard to 11th.  This is the Jackson Brewery builindg at 11th and Folsom.  So cool looking and it's condos inside:



Me at Folsom and 11th:



I continued on 11th into Bryant to Precita.  This is Flynn Elementary.  It's got gorgeous murals on it and it's been quite a while since I've been there when there was enought light to photograph them.  Stunning:









I continued on Precita to Mission to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Circular to Marston and into City College.  I came out on Phelan to Ocean to Lee to Holloway to Font to Lake Merced to John Muir to Skyline to the Great Highway and up the coast.  Gorgeous.  Then I took Fulton to La Playa to Cabrillo to Arguello to McAllister to Palmer to Golden Gate to Laguna to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.  Mr. Poe had to work late yet again so the dogs and I had dinner and waited for him to get home.

Bike Mileage:
Today                                                 32.5
Week to date                                       63.6
Month to date                                   450.2
Year to date                                   1,454.8
To Goal                                         8,545.2
Over (Under) plan                               84.9

YTD Mileage vs Last Year                739.5
Rolling Year                                 11,479.2
Since Inception 10/1/07                 14,732.5