Monday, February 27, 2006

San Francisco - Feb 24

Today we would out the bikes on Bart and ride to Oriinda to meet my cousin "S" and her husband "S" (S&S, I guess). We rode from the B&B to a couiple of Independent Bike shops. First was Pedal Revolution on 21st Street and Shotwell. The next was Road Rage Cycles on Folsom near 7th, where we bought a couple of T-shirts, but them in the Bailey Works bag and pedaled to the Embarcadero Bart station. The SF Bike lanes are great. Despite a lot of auto traffic I never felt threatened on a bike. We rode the Mission and SOMA districts.

We did a 40-mile ride with S&S, including some of the same roads that Tour of California had taken just 2 days prior. Here are S, S and K in Orinda.

We did roads like Bear Creek Road, Alhambra Velley Road and Castro Ranch Road. Some of these roads make up a ride known by local roadies as the Three Bears, for the size of the three hills. We also rode to Moraga and Lafayette. This photo is typical of the roads that we encountered today.

We ended up riding 44 miles today. We left the bikes in Orinda because we'd return for a Saturday morning ride.

Dinner was in Orinda at an Italian place, though I can't recall the name. The pasta was good, nice place for dinner.


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