I had an amazing Memorial Day yesterday! The
"New Guy" (okay...I need to think of a better name for him....that sounds too much like the flavor of the month and he's so not that!) and I had an great day biking in San Francisco. It was like taking a mini vacation in our own backyard! We packed our bikes up and drove 50 minutes north to the "City by the Bay"!
I walked half-way across the Golden Gate years ago but I had never biked across it before. It really was an amazing experience!
We stopped here (above) for a Cappuccino break. I've grown up here in the San Francisco Bay area and have lived here my whole life but I don't ever remember being in this spot before! It was an amazing view of the bridge. See those hills behind me? That's called the Marin Headlands and that's where we are headed now...
Let's get back on our bikes and head across the bridge...
The weather was nice but not perfect, it was a little overcast but at least it wasn't foggy! It was a little breezy and temps in the 60s. Great weather for bike riding though!
The photo below was taken on the bridge. The wind was whipping around my hair, which may have been a benefit since I had "helmet hair" that was plastered down to my head!
After this pic above we got back on the bikes and headed toward the Marine Headlands.
We made it!!! This pic below is up on those hills you saw in the first photos! It was a steep climb on the bike and I was shocked that I was able to make it up there without getting off to walk my bike! All that hiking has paid off! Whew! There is no way I would have been able to do all this 6 months ago!
After we admired the view of the city and the bridge we headed over to Sausalito.
Sausalito is gorgeous...
We had a nice lunch in Sausalito...sitting out on a sidewalk cafe and then took the ferry back to San Francisco.
Here is the view from the ferry as we were leaving Sausalito..
What a great day! We biked 15.3 AMAZING miles!