Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I had planned to taking Friday off of the bike but I ended up cancelling my Saturday ride as well so I could rest up.  Saturday the most active thing I could manage was shoe shopping.  But I was feeling a lot better by Sunday and we had a great ride on the CAT2 series out to Lagunitas.  It was cold but sunny when we started off in the Presidio:



We had a late start because of some equipment issues but we eventually made it to Fairfax and then we headed to Lagunitas.  Here are some pics from the start:



Rob:



Workin' it:











Alic changing his first tire.  Well done:



I made it home about 4PM.  I got cleaned up and had dinner and we watched the Oscars.  Which were pretty boring which is why Oscar parties usually involve so much drinking.  I barely made it to the end before I dropped off to sleep.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today60.4
Week to date174.6
Month to date887.0
Year to date1,302.4
To Goal6,697.6
Over (Under) plan31.2
YTD Mileage vs Last Year588.3
Rolling Year6,009.7
Since Inception 10/1/0735,229.3

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday I came into work Market to 14th to Folsom to 2nd to Market to Sansome.  I headed home for lunch but I was feeling really worn out by the end of the day so I went for a much shorter ride.  I headed off Sutter to Steiner and stopped at St. Ignatius for a pics:





I continued on Steiner to Clay to Spruce and stopped for a pic of the pretty north bay:



Me:



I took Washington to Arguello to Lake to 8th and into Golden Gate Park.  I rode past the Music Concourse and then came out of the park at 9th and took it to Judah to 7th into Laguna Honda to Portola to Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  After dinner we went to bed early.  I was beat.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today21.1
Week to date114.2
Month to date826.6
Year to date1,242.0
To Goal6,758.0
Over (Under) plan36.5
YTD Mileage vs Last Year534.9
Rolling Year5,970.3
Since Inception 10/1/0735,168.9

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The weather was gorgeous in San Francisco on Wednesday!  I worked from home in the morning while the dogs lounged in the sun on the front porch.  Mid day I headed over to the Golden Gate Bridge for my ALC training ride to Mill Valley.  I had four riders show up and we had a really good time.

Jordan and Pepe at the bridge:



Larry on the Golden Gate Bridge:



The beautiful view of downtown from the Golden Gate Bridge:



Larry and George in Mill Valley:



Pepe and Jordan:



We got back to the city at about 4:30 and I said goodbye to my riders and headed off on my own.  I made my way over to Lincoln and stopped for some pics of the pretty World War II memorial:





The Marin Headlands from a little farther down Lincoln:





Me:



I continued on Lincoln  into Camino Del Mar and headed into Lincoln Park.  This has got to be the most amazing view from a golf course that I've ever seen.  With one hell of a water hazard:



I continued up to the Palace of the Legion of Honor:





Pax Jerusalemme:



This is the view of downtown from the Palace of the Legion of Honor:



I headed down to 34th to Cabrillo to 36th and into Golden Gate Park.  I got on JFK and headed down to the North Windmill.  The tulips are coming up in the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden!:

 





I continued to the Great Highway and stopped at the foot of Sloat for pics of the beach at the end of a fabulous day:





I continued on the Great Highway to Skyline to John Muir to Lake Merced to Brotherhood Way to Alemeny to Lyell to Bosworth to Milton to San Jose to Duncan to Valencia to 24th to Potrero to 17th to Kansas to Townsend to 7th to Market.  I stopped for a pic of City Hall:



I continued on Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.  We had vegan paella I'd made earlier in the day and it was dee-licious.  After dinner I got cleaned up and we went to bed.  I was beat.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today46.2
Week to date93.1
Month to date805.5
Year to date1,220.9
To Goal6,779.1
Over (Under) plan37.3
YTD Mileage vs Last Year527.8
Rolling Year5,956.2
Since Inception 10/1/0735,147.8

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday, Feburary 21, 2012

Tuesday I came into work Market to Laguna to Post to Kearny to Bush.  I headed home for lunch and made the unfortunate discovery, likely not for the first time, that the comic book store was closed on Tuesdays.  Drat!  So I headed down Market downtown and got a flat tire at Market and Gough.  I must have missed the meeting where the sketchy corner on Market moved uptown because it was a whole lot of freakshow while I was trying to change the tube.  I was afraid to put anything down less it walk away so I had to hold everything I needed the whole time I was changing it.  Very annoying.  But I had some practice over the weekend so I was on my way in a couple of minutes.

After work I headed off Sutter to Fillmore to Clay to Spruce to Washington.  I stopped for some pics of the view:



I noted the wall of fog coming into the city:



Me:



I continued on Washington to Arguello to 8th and into Golden Gate Park.  I headed over to the Music Concourse for pics.  The DeYoung looked super pretty against the sunset:



Sutro tower:



The Japanese Tea Garden:



I came out of the park at 9th and took Judah to 7th into Laguna Honda to Dewey to Claremont to Portola to Santa Clara to Monterey to San Jose to Duncan to Valencia to 18th to Douglass to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.

After dinner Mr. Poe and I worked on getting some travel plans for our trip to Hawaii in November.  We're trying to do it on miles and we need to wait for some miles we bought to post and the customer service guy promised up and down it was gonna work but my quality expectations for airlines are very, very low.  Let's see how it works out in a couple of days.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today25.3
Week to date46.9
Month to date759.3
Year to date1,174.7
To Goal6,825.3
Over (Under) plan13.1
YTD Mileage vs Last Year488.6
Rolling Year5,917.0
Since Inception 10/1/0735,101.6

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday was Presidents Day and my office was pretty much empty.  I came into work for that reason and got a lot of stuff done.  Mr. Poe was also off that day so I didn't have to worry about heading home for lunch to check on the dogs.  Instead I went and visited Mr. Chris and David and we headed over to Union Square for lunch and then shopping.  We started off at Westfield Center where I ate at Sorabol and then we headed up to Bloomingdale which I do not like.  It's the ambiance.  They have stuff I like there but I don't like the space and don't like shopping there for that reason.  That and their shoe department sucks.  Then we headed over to Neiman Marcus where I identified a pair of Lanvin sneakers that will be mine (so shiny!) and failed again to find a Tom Ford fragrance that I loved long time.  Then I dragged Mr. Chris and David up to the viewing deck at 1 Kearny.  I'd read about new public access spaces in SFGate.com here and I wanted to check this one out.  There's a map of them here.  It's a little hard to find the entrance (it's on Geary) and you have to sign in at the desk and deal with the zombie like security guard but once you get up there the views are amazing:





David:



Check out this fantastic Mansard Roof.  I had an architecturgasm!



Me:



Mr. Chris and David:



Then we headed over to Ralph Lauren.  I'm not crazy about a lot of the stuff there.  They had some acid-flashback-bright colored ties that would have only really worked on somebody at clown college and some of those horrible knit ties from the 80's that they keep trying to bring back but need to stay in the 80's where they belong.  Here's Mr. Chris lounging:



I headed back to work and finished up the day.  After work I headed off 2nd to Howard to 11th  This is the Jackson Brewery building at 11th and Folsom which I am very fond of.  You don't see a lot of masonry in San Francisco because of the whole earthquake thing:



I continued on 11th into Bryant and stopped at Sports Basement for tubes and inflation cartridges.  I continued on Bryant to 20th to Florida and stopped at 24th for a pic of this sign I love so much:



Across the Street is one of the building attached to St. Peter's church.  It has some amazing murals on the facade:



Gorgeous if a bit frowny-faced:





I continued on Florida to 25th to Valencia to Tiffany to 29th to San Jose to Monterey.  I stopped near El Verano for pics of the sunset:





I continued on Monterey into Santa Clara to Portola to Claremont to Dewey to Laguna Honda into 7th to Judah where I stopped for a one last pic of the sunset:



I continued on Judah to 7th and into Golden Gate Park.  I headed over to the Music Concourse and got a pic of the De Young against the last bit of light of the day:



I came out of the park at 8th to Lake to Clay to Laguna to Market to 17th  to Ord and home for dinner.  After dinner we went to bed early.  I was beat.

Bike Mileage:

                          
Today21.6
Week to date21.6
Month to date734.0
Year to date1,149.4
To Goal6,850.6
Over (Under) plan9.7
YTD Mileage vs Last Year470.3
Rolling Year5,939.0
Since Inception 10/1/0735,076.3