Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday was a lot cooler than Wednesday.  Thankfully.  I came into work Eureka to Market to 14th to Folsom to 2nd to Market to Sansome.  I headed home for lunch and then went on a nice ride after work.  The first thing I noticed was a big ass protest in front of Chase at 2nd and Market.  I think they might have been protesting fees.  Seriously  <update>  It looks like they were protesting foreclosures.  Or so they say, more likely it was debit card fees:

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I took 2nd to Townsend to the circle at Townsend and Divission to get some pics of the pretty sculpture there:

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It reminds me of Ashley Jr.  "Stay away from my dinner!":

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My bike at the scene:

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I took Kansas to 17th to Florida to 18th to Alabama.  This is an old part of St. Peter's School at Florida between 24th and 25th.  It isn't in the greatest shape and has been the victim of some suspect renovation:

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However it still has this fabulous entrance:

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This mural is on the side of the Eleanor Harwood Gallery at Alabama and 25th.  It's so cute!

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And the detail is fabulous.  I love the rock on the left especially.  Mimi gets the same look on her face when she has to poop. 

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I continued on Alabama to 26th to Valencia to Tiffany to 29th to San Jose to Monterrey into Santa Clara to Portola to Claremont to Dewey to Laguna Honda into 7th to Judah to 9th and into Golden Gate Park.  I headed over to the Music Concourse and stopped for pics of the De Young:

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Me:

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I came out of the park at 8th to Lake to Arguello to Clay to Fillmore to Post to Laguna to Market.  I got a pic of the Castro flag blowin' in the wind:

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I took 17th to Ord and then home for dinner. 


Bike Mileage:

Today27.9
Week to date95.4
Month to date303.0
Year to date4,751.1
To Goal3,248.9
Over (Under) plan(1,210.5)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,480.4)
Rolling Year5,881.4
Since Inception 10/1/0733,256.6

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday was almost two hot for me.  It got into the upper eighties in the afternoon in the city and that's pretty sticky for San Francisco.  I came down Eureka to Market to 14th to Folsom to 2nd to Market to Sansome into work and headed home for lunch.  I almost didn't go riding after work because of the heat but I figured it would be a lot cooler at the coast and I was not disappointed.  I headed of Sutter to Broderick to Washington to Arguello to Lake to 23rd to Cabrillo to 47th to Fulton to the Great Highway.  I stopped for some pics of the beach.  The weather was still gorgeous and the beach was pretty busy:

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I continued south on the Great Highway and noted that they are almost finished with the South Windmill.  Finally!  I'll head back there next week to investigate:

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I continued on the Great Highway to Taravel to Dewy to Pacheco to Merced to Hernandez to Portola to Corbett and home for dinner.  After dinner I stayed up late working on my homework.  Let's hope it's a little cooler tomorrow!


Bike Mileage:

Today26.1
Week to date67.5
Month to date275.1
Year to date4,723.2
To Goal3,276.8
Over (Under) plan(1,216.5)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,482.2)
Rolling Year5,860.5
Since Inception 10/1/0733,228.7

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday was a gorgeous day in the city.  I came into work 17th to Eureka to Market to 14th to Folsom to 2nd to Market to Sansome and into work.  I head home for lunch and then went for a short ride after work because I got out really late (yet again).  I headed off 2nd to Howard to 11th to Bryant to 25th.  I stopped at Mission for pics.

Me:

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The fabulous mural at the Golden Gate Market:

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I continued on 25th to Valencia and got a nice pic of Bernal Hill from Cesar Chavez:

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I continued on Valencia to Tiffany to 29th to San Jose to Wilder to Diamond to Bosworth into O'Shaughnessy to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  It was a good day for riding.  Pity I had to work!


Bike Mileage:

Today20.3
Week to date41.4
Month to date249.0
Year to date4,697.1
To Goal3,302.9
Over (Under) plan(1,220.7)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,501.3)
Rolling Year5,841.4
Since Inception 10/1/0733,202.6

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

The weather was gorgeous on Monday.  Sunny and warm--  I'll take it!  I came into work 17th to Eureka to Market to Laguna to Post to Kearny to Bush to Sansome.  I headed home for lunch and went for a short ride after work.  I headed off Sansome to Jackson to Davis to drop off my laundry and then Broadway to Columbus to Stockton to North Point to Van Ness to Francisco to Octavia to Chestnut to Lyon and into the Presidio a the Lombard Gate.  They're renovating a couple of buildings in the Presidio into an inn.  I think it should be very nice when it's done:



They're also redoing the old officer's club into a restaurant.  Mr. Poe says it's supposed to be a super fantastic wedding venue when they're done:



I headed over to Arguello to Jackson to Cherry to Washington to Laurel to Clay to Fillmore to Post to Laguna.  I stopped at Fell for some pics:





I continued on Laguna to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.  I had to get some work done and then I went to bed.  It was a fun day.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today21.1
Week to date21.1
Month to date228.7
Year to date4,676.8
To Goal3,323.2
Over (Under) plan(1,219.1)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,514.6)
Rolling Year5,862.3
Since Inception 10/1/0733,182.3

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The wedding houseguests finally left on Tuesday morning and it took the rest of the week to get our lives back to normal.  The dogs are exhausted and so are we.  We had a bunch of stuff to take care of on Saturday but I did manage to get out on my bike on Sunday afternoon.  there was a little rain working its way through the area but it was very little and I didn't actually get wet.  I headed off up Corbett and stopped at Portola for pics of the city:



The Bay Bridge with One Rincon Center and the Infinity Towers:



The view looking East:



Me.  Note the epic 70's porn-stache I'd given myself in honor of Folsom Street Fair.  I didn't actually go-- it's way too gross-- but I had the look:



I took Portola to Fowler to Teresita to Gaviota 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 to San Fernando to Ocean to Inverness to Eucalyptus to Clearfield to Gellert to Ocean to Sunset to Lake Merced to Skyline where I stopped for pics of pretty Lake Merced:



I took this one from inside Harding Park:



I continued on Skyline and stopped a near the Olympic Club for pics of the coast.  It was a little foggier than I'd expected:





I continued on Skyline to John Daly and stopped at Lake Merced for a pic of pretty Joe's of Westlake:



I took Lake Merced and detoured to look around the Lake Merced Hill community which is pretty ugly yet judging from the cars, expensive.  Who knew?  I got back on Lake Merced and took that to Brotherhood to Alemeny to Geneva to Ocean to Phelan to Judson to Hazelwood to Greenwood to Plymouth to Wildwood to Miramar to Northwood to Kenwood to North Gate to Monterrey into Santa Clara to Portola to Claremont to Dewey to Laguna Honda into 7th to Hugo to 3rd to Frederick to Cole where I stopped for a pic of the Cole Valley street festival:



I continued on Cole to Carl to Clayton to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  Fun Ride!

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today21.5
Week to date21.5
Month to date207.6
Year to date4,655.7
To Goal3,344.3
Over (Under) plan(1,218.3)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,494.5)
Rolling Year5,841.2
Since Inception 10/1/0733,161.2

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday we went to the post wedding brunch.  They spelled Nick's lat name wrong with hilarious consequences.  Stroka is a porn star name:



After brunch we had the rest of the day to ourselves.  I still could barely walk so Mr. Poe suggested a bus tour.  Does Mr. Poe ever love a bus tour.  This one wasn't exactly a bus so much as a bunch of seats on flat bed with no seat belts.  Evidence:



It turned out to be a good idea.  We saw pretty much everything.  Yosemite is very, very majestic:







Me and my Govna:











Hello gorgeous:



When we finished the bus tour we got in the car and Mr. Poe drove me up to Glacier Point.  Awesome:

















We got back late in the afternoon and I spent the rest of the afternoon feeding chips to birds and squirrels.  There are signs literally everywhere that tell you not to feed the animals but I defy you to say no to this face:



From there we headed off to a BBQ and then we went home and went to bed.  It had been a very long day.