Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday was walk2werq Monday and it came in at 6.2 miles.  I started off by heading to Buena Vista Park.  Buena Vista Park at 6am in August has people walking dogs and it's quiet and pretty.  The same park at the same time at the beginning of October is pitch black and TERRIFYING and I didn't realize how scary it was gonna be until it was too late.  I moved as fast as I could and got out of the park without incident and will never go to that park in the morning in the dark again.  Yikes!  I made my way over to Lone Mountain and the Presidio Heights where I saw this super fantastic Beaux Arts mansion.  It's got a lot of everything:

 I headed to Pacific Heights and stopped for an exceedingly foggy view from Alta Plaza:

This building at Jackson and Buchanan makes me a little angry.  Originally both sides of this building would have been identical and nicely done.  But then they added an attic to the side on the right which necessitated the ugly fire escape and makes a charming apartment building into an awful apartment building:

I made my way to Lafayette Park and got a pic as I headed to Gough:

I went to Whole Foods and got my donut and then headed down California into work.  I headed home at lunch and then went to my spin class after work.  After, I headed home and had dinner and went to bed.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday I led a Different Spokes ride out to Lucas Valley.  We had terrific weather and it was a wonderful day.  Wanderson showed which was an extra special treat.  This is the view from the top of Lucas Valley.  It was a glorious day:

 We took Wolf Grade back and got a nice view from Creekside Park:

Every day is a pretty day for the Golden Gate Bridge:

Here's the gang at the Golden Gate Bridge on our way home:

 I got home to Mr. Poe finishing up the removal of the beautiful vines from the front of our house.  We're repainting so they had to come down.  Not to worry, Mr. Poe assures me we'll have vines again soon:

Here's the view from the deck.  We've got a lot more view but it's a little grim:

We got cleaned up and then we headed downtown.  We went to Williams Sonoma to get some baking stuff and then we went to dinner at the Metreon.  We headed home and we went to bed.  We were beat!

Bike Mileage:

Week to date111.3
Month to date587.3
Year to date6,567.0
To Goal1,433.0
Over (Under) plan561.6
YTD Mileage vs Last Year596.7
Rolling Year7,265.2
Since Inception 10/1/0747,034.7

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday I came into work on Muni and then went to my spin class over lunch where the instructor was back to his douchey behavior although it wasn't directed at me.  After work I went for a nice walk that came in at 7.2 miles.  I headed down 1st and got some pics of the site for the transbay terminal:

It's amazing how the area south of the Financial District has blossomed in the last decade.  It's pretty amazing:

South Park continues to get less sketchy as the neighborhood improves.  It looked gorgeous:


Then I headed over to Mission Bay to have a look at the UCSF campus.  It's a little too new for me but it's stunning:

I'd initially made plans with Mr. Poe to go out to dinner but we ended up just getting take out because it was late and we were tired.  I had falafel and it was grand.  We went to bed early.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday I came down into work down Market and went home for lunch.  I went for a nice ride after work.  It was a bit of a disaster getting out of downtown because of the Oracle thing and a baseball game.  Traffic was gridlock and drivers were a little punchy.  But I finally made it down 2nd St to Townsend. This is the pretty Caltrain depot:

I continued on Townsend to Kansas to 17th to Hampshire.  There are some really pretty homes on Hampshire which is kind of surprising since today the neighborhood is a little rough:

I continued on Hampshire to 24th to Valencia to Mission to Cortland to Bocana to Holly Park.  Which is so very pretty and I don't think a lot of people even know that it's there:

I continued on Holly Park to Murray to Crescent to Agnon.  St Mary's Park is a gorgeous neighborhood when the weather's right and it isn't ofter that way:

I took Agnon to Justin to Alemany to Geneva to Harold to Holloway to Junipero Serra.  This is the interesting Ingleside gate at Estero:

I continued on Junipero Serra to Moncada where I saw this gorgeous Mid Century(?) house!  I even like the color.  It's fabulous:

I continued on Moncada to Paloma to Ocean to Santa Ana into 14th to Taravel to Merced to Hernandez to Laguna Honda to Portola.  I stopped at Corbett for pics of the sun starting to set over my favorite city:

I took Corbett to Ord and home for dinner.  After I got cleaned up and went to bed.

Bike Mileage:

Week to date33.9
Month to date509.9
Year to date6,489.6
To Goal1,510.4
Over (Under) plan549.9
YTD Mileage vs Last Year565.4
Rolling Year7,255.3
Since Inception 10/1/0746,957.3

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday was walk2werk Monday and I had a great time.  My aim was to walk the length of Lyon St from where it begins at Haight to the end at the Palace of Fine Arts and then into work.  It came in at 7.2 miles.  I headed over Lone Mountain and I stopped for some pics at City Center.  It was originally a Sears and it had languished, getting uglier and less used as years went by.  But now Target is going in and the whole area has been redeone and it looks fantastic:

This is the view looking up Geary from Lyon:

I continued on Lyon.  I'd never noticed this pretty gate before.  And now I have.

I'd also never noticed this once grand Victorian mansion.  I'd bet it's apartments now but it must have been amazing back in the day:

This is the Swedenborgian church:

Lyon steps between Broadway and Vallejo:

Senator Feinstein's house at the Lyon and Vallejo:


The Palace of Fine Arts:

Super fantastic towers on Broadway:

I headed home for lunch and then went to a spin class after work.  I stopped by the Barney on the way home and played a little at the Le Labo counter.  I sprayed Patchouli 24 on my arm and that was a big mistake.  I don't know if it was the underlying notes or how they reacted to my skin chemistry but on me, Patchouli 24 smells like meat.  I felt sorry for the people standing near me on Muni on the way home.  Luckily, dogs didn't follow me home because we all know we'd have to keep them.  I had dinner and went to bed.  Thankfully, the scent had faded a little.