Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

After work I headed off Market to Geary to Polk to Pacific.  These are some of the pretty homes on Pacific near Webster:



I continued on Pacific to Fillmore to Jackson.  This is the view of the Marina and the North Bay from Jackson and Pierce:



I continued on Jackson to Lyon to Washington to Arguello to Lake to 8th to Cabrillo to Funston to Fulton and into Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden.  Which is finally coming into bloom.  A month after we had them at my house (cough cough):







Me:



I got on JFK and stopped at Lloyd Lake for pics.  The architectural feature is called "Portal of the Past".  Which sounds like a Dr. Who episode.









I continued on JFK to Bernice Rodgers to MLK to the Great Highway.  I headed south and stopped at the foot of Sloat for pics of Ocean Beach.  It was very, very windy and I got a free dermabrasion from all the sand blowing in my face.  Ouch:





I took Sloat into Saint Francis.  This is the view looking up at the fountain from Saint Francis and Santa Clara:



I continued on Saint Francis to San Anselmo to Saint Paula.  This is the view looking down San Anselmo from Saint Paula:



I continued on Saint Paula to Santa Monica to San Pablo to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  I loved not getting rained on all day.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today28.1
Week to date93.8
Month to date980.4
Year to date2,564.1
To Goal7,435.9
Over (Under) plan(696.2)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,301.9)
Rolling Year6,625.9
Since Inception 10/1/0723,733.9

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

No rain today but it's quite cool this morning.  I'm absolutely not complaining.  I rode 17th to Eureka to 18th to Harrison to Mariposa to Bryant to 17th to Kansas to Townsend to 2nd to Market to Sansome and into work.  It warmed up nicely by mid day.  The boys headed out to the back porch while I ate my lunch.  Adorable:







Mimi was in the house watching Rush Limbaugh on TV.  She thinks he's got the right idea.  Disgusted, I came back down Market into work.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It was patchy rain all day.  I waited for a dry window in the morning and headed into work Corbett to Clayton to Ashbury to Frederick to Masonic to Waller to Central to Haight where it started raining on me.  Cold and wet.  Miserable.  I continued to Baker to McAllister to Polk to Golden Gate.  By this point is was pouring down freezing rain and I was totally ranting like a crackhead:

Joseph (loudly):  "I'm fucking sick of this fucking rain.  I'm fucking sick of being fucking wet.  I'm fucking sick of being fucking cold."
Horrified onlooker (to herself):  "That drag queen needs to lay of the pipe!"

I continued on Golden Gate to Market to Sansome and into work.  It stopped raining for a while mid day and I made it home for lunch and stopped by the comic book store.  They've got a new puppy at Whatever and she's so sweet--  sweeter than a cake made out of pie.  Then I stopped by the library to drop off and pick up.  Still haven't figured out what they've got going on there but it can't be legit.  How could they possibly be making any money when all they apparently do is loan stuff for free??  I tried a variety of winks and secret handshakes to try and fool them into thinking I was in on their game but no luck.  I think they just thought I was epileptic.  Still no closer to figuring out the truth, but I have noticed that there always seems to be a lot of kids milling about so I'm wondering if it's child trafficking.  What would Batman do??

It started raining again promptly at 5 which I took as an omen not to go on a bike ride after work so I just came up Market after work.  We had dinner a little early as a result which gave me a little extra time to take the dogs for a long walk before bed.  Which they loved.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today15.6
Week to date65.7
Month to date952.3
Year to date2,536.0
To Goal7,464.0
Over (Under) plan(696.9)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,294.3)
Rolling Year6,640.3
Since Inception 10/1/0723,705.8

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ugh.  More rain.  Did I mention that I'm sick of all this fucking rain????  I came down Market in pouring rain in the morning and got more of the same when I went home for lunch.  But it cleared up nicely by the end of the day and I went for a nice ride after work.  I headed off down Sutter.  This is Japantown from Sutter looking down Buchanan:



I continued on Sutter to Fillmore to Clay to Spruce.  This is the bay from Washington and Spruce:



I continued on Washington to Arguello to Lake to 8th and went into Golden Gate Park.  I got on JFK to the Music Concourse to MLK to 9th to Irving to Funston.  This is pretty St. Anne's from Funston:







I continued on Funston to Kirkham to Lurline to Funston to Aloha to 15th where I stopped at Moraga for a pic of the Sunset:



I continued on 15th to 14th to Pacheco to 15th to Rivera to Cecilia to Santiago to 14th to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today21.9
Week to date50.1
Month to date936.7
Year to date2,520.4
To Goal7,479.6
Over (Under) plan(685.1)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,267.4)
Rolling Year6,655.1
Since Inception 10/1/0723,690.2

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

I was pretty beat all day after all that climbing over the weekend.  In the morning I rode to work 17th to Eureka to 18th to Harrison to Mariposa to Bryant to 2nd to Market to Sansome and into the office.  I limped home over lunch and then decided that I'd do a pretty flat ride after work to stretch out my legs.  I rode 2nd to Howard to 11th to Bryant to Precita to Mission to Silver to Alemeny to Sagamore to Brotherhood Way to Lake Merced to Higuera to Arballo where I stopped to get a couple of pics of Park Merced.  This neighborhood has never really done it for me.  It all seems too planned, too suburban, almost New Jersey:





I continued on Arballo to Font to Holloway where I stopped to look at the construction at the J. Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco State.  I'm reserving my judgement but I'm concerned that they integrity of the 50's original structure is going to be lost completely and I also question the need for such a large addition because libraries will almost certainly stop being primary repositories of information in my lifetime as everything goes online.  Maybe they forsee a archival use for this massive structure:



The first three floors of this building are original and the rest of it is a sad addition:





Me:



I continued on Holloway to Junipero Serra.  I stopped and got a bunch of pics of the pretty homes and entrances that I saw as I headed north:





I continued to Moncada where I got pics of more pretty homes:





I took Moncada to Paloma to Ocean to San Benito.  You can tell you're heading into Saint Francis Wood because you see all these ginormous trees:







I continued on San Benito to Saint Francis to Santa Clara to Portola to Claremont to Dewey to Laguna Honda into 7th to Hugo to 3rd to Frederick to Ashbury to Masonic to Loma Vista to Roosevelt to 17th to Mars to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner. 

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today28.2
Week to date28.2
Month to date914.8
Year to date2,498.5
To Goal7,501.5
Over (Under) plan(679.6)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,258.9)
Rolling Year6,692.6
Since Inception 10/1/0723,668.3

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday was my Lifecycle training ride.  I was very proud of how everybody rode.  We headed up to Alpine Dam Lake and then Mount Tam.  Again!  Everybody took their time and had a great day.  There were a few tears, but nobody totally lost their shit like I've seen in years passed.  Afterwards a bunch of us had lunch at Cafe Del Soul in Mill Valley and that was wonderful as usual.  Then I headed home to get cleaned up.  Sadly, my previous evening's cuntery left Mr. Poe not in the mood to go get me cupcakes so there were no sweets waiting for me when I got home. Mr. Chris came and picked up Sofi afer dinner.  We're all gonna miss her.  Even Mimi!

Beau and Buz on Bofax Road:



Grady:



Meadow Country Club for above.  Swank:



Grady:



The gang:



Me.  Note that the high temperatures necessitated me breaking out the he-cleavage:





Alpine Dam Lake:



The Dam--  still releasing water!



The view from the top:













Pics from Pan Toll Station.  Everybody was very happy to be done with the climbing:



Jim:



Jim and Buz:



Next week features high mileage days on both Saturday and Sunday.  I can't wait!

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today59.2
Week to date176.1
Month to date827.3
Year to date2,411.0
To Goal7,589.0
Over (Under) plan(712.3)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,169.0)
Rolling Year6,753.5
Since Inception 10/1/0723,580.8