Tuesday I managed to get out of the house a little early so I went for a little ride before work. I headed off Corbett to Clayton to Parnassus to Cole to Frederick to 2nd to Hugo to 7th and into Golden Gate Park. I headed over to the Shakespeare Garden which looks prettiest in the morning:
Then I headed over to the Music Concourse and got a nice pic of the De Young:
I came out of the park at 8th and took it to Lake to Arguello to Clay to Pacific to Powell to Jackson to Columbus to Clay to Sansome and into work. I headed home for lunch and then went to gym after work. I headed home Sansome to Pacific to Taylor to California to Polk to McAllister to Laguna to Market to 17th to Ord. After dinner I got cleaned up and then we went to bed.
Today 19.7 Week to date 19.7 Month to date 554.4 Year to date 3,309.5 To Goal 4,690.5 Over (Under) plan 306.8 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (345.5) Rolling Year 6,964.5 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,777.2
Monday I walked into work via Glen Park BART. I went down to Dolores Park and then walked over Liberty Hill and then Noe Valley before heading to Glen Park. This is an unusual sight in San Francisco- these three homes on Castro between 27th and Duncan are accessed via a dirt road that ends up going through somebody's carport. Very rustic:
My walk didn't end up having a vegan donut stop at whole foods so I tried going to Pepples in the Embarcadero but they weren't open so I got a cookie and a cupcake from plant cafe on pine. That, along with the surprising number of Mike 'n Ikes that consumed immediately after gave me that 'waaaay too much sugar' gross feeling that lingered for the rest of the day. I headed home at lunch and noted that they'd dug up part of my street for repaving:
I headed back to work and then went to a spin class after. I worked so fucking hard I felt like throwing up for half of it which is in my opinion a good thing. After the weekend on the bike I didn't have a lot left. After I headed home and sadly got on an 'N' train instead of an 'M' which is I mistake I make kind of a lot. It wasn't all bad, I ran into my friend Monica who's one of the hottest chicks I know. I've been on the Lifecycle with her and she looked hot every day which seems almost superhuman to me. Usually by the end I look so ragged that people stopp calling my 'Ma'am'. I finally made it home and noted that they'd finished paving. Too bad it was already too hard for me to scratch 'Mimi Rules!!!!!' in it. Note that it's textured-- they have to use concrete on my street and also texture it because it's that damn steep:
Mr. Poe had dinner waiting for me when I got home. Then i got cleaned up at went to bed. At 8:30.
Sunday was an incredibly long day. My ALC group rode Petaluma which is the second longest ride we do. I left the house at 5:30 and didn't get home until after 8PM. Crazy. But the riders did really well and I'm incredibly proud of them. We narrowly avoided a huge disaster. The route that I'd planned had us on the freeway for a couple of miles, but one of the riders did it the day before and noted showstopping construction that made that route a bad idea for a group. So there was a little confusion in the morning but I think everybody got it together and I don't think anybody got lost. Mr. Poe made me dinner when I got home and then I went to bed. It had been an incredibly long day.
Here's the hotness at Sports Basement before rideout:
We went to Fairfax first and then Nicaso. Here's the tail end of the group there:
Everybody made it up the savage Wilson Hill. Here we are at the top:
We had a below average lunch at High Tech Burrito in Petaluma and then headed back. Cheese Factory was packed with Mothers Day shizz on our return:
We headed back to Nicasio and then back to the Golden Gate Bridge:
The sun was getting low in the sky as we headed across:
We've got one more Sunday ride next weekend and then that's it until the Lifecycle. The season went by so fast!
Today 100.3 Week to date 230.2 Month to date 534.7 Year to date 3,289.8 To Goal 4,710.2 Over (Under) plan 330.9 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (267.5) Rolling Year 6,847.1 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,757.5
Friday I worked from home in the morning and came in on Muni mid day. I went to my spin class and sweated so much that when I was finished I looked like I'd peed my pants. The next class coming in looked at me a little funny as I left. I got my hair cut after work and then went home and had dinner and went to bed early.
Saturday was the monthly Different Spokes club ride. Everybody was out in their fabulous new jerseys. I got one too but mine is too big and I'm hoping somebody's gonna want to trade a M for my L. Here's everybody rocking their glam new look:
I got a couple pics of the Golden Gate Bridge as we were heading across:
We headed over to Tiburon where we stopped for snack:
I got this awesome view of the Golden Gate Bridge swathed in fog from Tiburon:
We headed around Paradise and then climbed Camino Alto and headed into Mill Valley for lunch at Cafe Del Soul. After we headed back to the Golden Gate Bridge:
I wasn't quite finished, so Ray and I headed up to Twin Peaks on the way home. It was a great day for it:
I headed home and Mr. Poe took me to REI to drop my Cannondale off for a D check. Then we headed home for dinner. I had a big day on Sunday so I went to bed incredibly early.
Today 50.3 Week to date 129.9 Month to date 434.4 Year to date 3,189.5 To Goal 4,810.5 Over (Under) plan 252.5 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (313.1) Rolling Year 6,692.1 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,657.2
Thursday I came into work Market to Laguna to Post to Kearny to Clay to Sansome. I headed home for lunch and then went for a nice ride after work. I headed up Columbus and stopped at Kearny for a shot looking back towards the Financial District and the Transamerica Pyramid:
I continued on Columbus to Stockton to North Point to Francisco to Gough to Greenwich to Lyon and into the Presidio at the Lombard Gate. I headed over to Presidio and climbed up to the Presidio Gate. I took Presidio to Washington to Arguello to Lake. I think this might be my favorite home in the Lake District:
I continued on Lake to McLaren and stopped at Camino Del Mar for pics:
I took Camino Del Mar to Lake and got a couple more pics on my way back to Arguello:
I rode Lake to Arguello to Clay to Fillmore to Washington. These pretty homes are on Washington and Octavia. The first one belongs to Danielle Steel:
I continued on Washington to Gough to Clay to Polk. I think they just finished paining Out of the Closet and it looks fabulous:
I continued on Polk to McAllister to Market to 17th to Ord and home for dinner. After dinner I got cleaned up and then we went to bed early.
Today 25.7 Week to date 79.6 Month to date 384.1 Year to date 3,139.2 To Goal 4,860.8 Over (Under) plan 246.0 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (324.1) Rolling Year 6,602.5 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,606.9
Tuesday I was totally beat and didn't get out of the house at all. I guess all the riding over the weekend caught up with me after all. Wednesday I led an ALC training ride out to Tiburon in the afternoon. We had pretty nice weather and it was a good day. I only had two riders and one of them was Grady which was awesome. We saw the Oracle armada heading out as we were crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. It's fast. Look at how fast the power boats are going to keep up with the sailboat. Amazing:
We rode Tiburon loop, stopped for snack and then headed home. Here are my riders back in San Francisco:
I headed home for dinner and then got ready for bed. It was a fun day!
Today 53.9 Week to date 53.9 Month to date 358.4 Year to date 3,113.5 To Goal 4,886.5 Over (Under) plan 242.3 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (294.9) Rolling Year 6,521.9 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,581.2
Monday, despite all the riding I'd gotten in over the weekend, I magically managed to get my ass out of bed early and I walked to Balboa Park BART station and then came in on the train. I ended up walking about 5 miles. The weather was gorgeous-- I left the house without a jacket!-- and I had a ton of fun winding my way through all the neighborhoods along the way. So much fun. Here's a few pics I took:
I headed home for lunch only to note that Mr. Poe's roses are going crazy with the warm weather we've had:
I went to a spin class after work and then headed home for dinner. I tried to go to bed early but it just didn't happen.
Sunday was my ALC training ride out to Lucas Valley and then Point Reyes Station and we had a lot of fun. The weather was gusty and weird all day but we only got a little wet so it ended up OK. We'd been a little worried about this ride because last year on this route we got hailed on but luckily we didn't get that. A whole bunch of Team Unpopular showed up and I just love having them on our rides. They're all so much fun and super nice. My YTD bike mileage hit 3k today which was pretty awesome. I'm a little behind last year but I've been spending a lot of time in the gym so I think that's OK.
Pics from Sports Basement before the start:
We headed off over the Golden Gate Bridge towards Marin. Here are some pics from the route:
This is pretty, pretty China Camp:
This is the view from the top of Lucas Valley:
We ran into the pos ped three day ride at lunch and we hung out with them a bit. Sadly, I missed Mark and Brendan so I didn't get to hear all the T about the overnight. We headed back with another Lifecycle training ride and had a great afternoon. Here are the last of the riders with Buz at the Golden Gate Bridge:
I got home at 7:30 which was kind of an ouch. I had dinner and got ready for bed. It had been a long ass weekend.
Today 99.8 Week to date 323.8 Month to date 304.5 Year to date 3,059.6 To Goal 4,940.4 Over (Under) plan 254.1 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (240.1) Rolling Year 6,359.3 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,527.3
Saturday I led a Different Spokes ride out to Marshall and then down the 1 and up Bofax to Mt. Tam. It was the hardest ride I could think of from San Francisco and it really kicked our asses. We ran into Ben at the Cheese Factory and he rode with me up Marshall Wall. Here are the pics I took at the top:
We had lunch in Pt. Reyes Station and then headed up Olema Valley and then down to Bolinas Lagoon. We rode up Bofax to Ridgecrest and then rode Mt. Tam. Here are David and Gordon on one of the seven sisters:
The fog was super thick beneath us and I love that. It's like riding on an island in a sea of frosting:
We headed home and I got cleaned up and ready for bed. It had been a very long day.
Today 106.2 Week to date 224.0 Month to date 204.7 Year to date 2,959.8 To Goal 5,040.2 Over (Under) plan 176.2 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (219.5) Rolling Year 6,139.1 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,427.5
Friday I came into work down Market St. I went to the gym over lunch and took a spin class that was completely devoid of drama. After work I went for a nice ride. I headed off Market to McAllister to Baker into the Panhandle and then Cole to Haight to Stanyan to Page and into Golden Gate Park. I headed over to the Music Concourse where I took some pics.
I came out of the park at 9th and took it to Judah to 7th into Laguna Honda to Claremont to Portola to Santa Clara into Monterey to San Jose to Duncan to Valencia to 18th to Douglass and home for dinner. Mr. Poe was at the movies so I fed the dogs and then myself and got cleaned up and ready for bed. I tried to stay up til he got home but couldn't make it past 9.
Today 17.1 Week to date 117.8 Month to date 98.5 Year to date 2,853.6 To Goal 5,146.4 Over (Under) plan 92.0 YTD Mileage vs Last Year (325.7) Rolling Year 6,032.9 Since Inception 10/1/07 43,321.3