Great month of riding. Lots of rain, lots of shorter rides — turning errands into longer rides, that kind of thing.
Across the Bridge
Kat and I went across the bridge and down to Fort Baker just for the lols. Man, Fort Baker is a depressing place. omg. The vibes elsewhere were great though. I think I only made it across once this month.
We got some good sunsets this month.
I always take the Coastal Trail instead of Lincoln after Washington Blvd now. No car interactions and it’s beautiful.
I’ve been riding in the evening a lot more this month. Busy during the day and the sunset is still pretty soon after work. But I’ve been going to the Great Walkway more often.
And I finally biked to Corona Heights. It really needs bike parking — I’m going to email the Randall Museum and see what they think. There’s a trail closed at the top, too!
I’ve been biking through the Presidio more as well, kind of by chance. Park Blvd is a whole vibe at night.
I stopped behind #1071 on Market St a couple times.
We had a summer-like day in January and I had an errand by Chinatown. I biked up Grant and then across Pacific and up Polk. It was just me and my e-bike so I biked up some big hills I normally wouldn’t, around Francisco Park. I ended up (finally!) going down the curvy Lombard block. Its aesthetic is kinda ruined by cars, unfortunately, but it was very fun.
Biking down Hyde is wild — you hear and feel the rumble of the cable car system. The bend of Larkin St around Francisco Park gets you a great view of the Powell-Hyde cable car.
The cars were not kind around here. Rich assholes.
I’m never around this part of town — I love how biking can turn errands into exploration.
Great Walkway Hangs
The new bench at Great Walkway & Noriega.
Goldberg would much rather be at home than at the in-between biking bar hang.
Look at that floof 👀.
Kat and I bike to the Outer Sunset a lot and naturally, run into Jerry.
It looks like Kat is signalling a turn but she’s just fist pumping to Atlas’ barks. Atlas recently got brought up by a stranger on reddit (eugh) because his barking from the trailer makes their day.
Riding with Jay!!
Kat and I did a park trail spin with Jay. Enjoying some of our favorite chill single track.
And we saw a coyote, of course!
Golden Gate Park Dirt
I got out on the Hardtack more this month and really enjoyed it! I need to dial in the position for climbing efficiency though. The trails in the park are muddy right now! I couldn’t get over this last bit uphill here and had to bail.
The BB-1 looks good everywhere.
This dahlia(?) was a very short bloom. We rode by the same spot at Metson Lake this month to see it bloom and leave.
In speaking of, the dahlias are all gone on JFK Promenade, too.
So much rain this month! We went out riding in it a fair bit. Here’s barely visible Kat riding through heavy rain in the dark.
A tree fell in Golden Gate Park and smooshed several cars. It caused hella traffic on JFK since Overlook was closed.
I feel like I went to the Lawton Andytown so many times this month.
Slow Ride Testing
Kat and I were out testing the latest slow ride route. 22nd St & Minnesota Slow Street is such a vibe.
I biked up the last block of Somerset after Woolsey, which is extremely steep, to see if the e-bike could do it. Flawlessly! Coming back down was kinda scary.
There’s not an ideal way to to bike to Balboa Park BART Station. Coming up Geneva to San Jose has a bus lane you can use (with some guilt) but oof, the hill with the traffic around there is no ideal.
Arlington is always so pretty!
New Valencia Bike Lane
I do not like this bike lane. I rode it in full for the first time since its completion. It starts with a diagonal merge across 15th St that relies on a bike-only signal.
And then ends on 22nd with a similar merge. Palestine free in our lifetime, I hope.
I don’t normally take Masonic and Geary to the Presidio but I do enjoy looking over the grade split.
The paths back here by the Conservatory of Flowers are a fun toodle on my Brompton.
ngl I took too many photos this month and got bogged down in actually making a nice blog post.
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