Mike and I biked around San Francisco today, almost literally: first we biked west to the ocean, then north and east around the coastline past the Presidio, the Ferry Plaza Building, and AT&T Park before turning south to go home. We live in the southeast part of the city, so if we didn’t actually circumnavigate San Francisco we took a pretty good stab at it. It took us about three hours.
I don’t really like biking in the city – too much traffic, too many stop signs, and too many bloody little hills. They aren’t even fun hills, either – normally the reward for going up a hill is getting to whiz down it, but with stop signs every block and the possibility of oncoming traffic at every intersection, it’s inch up, inch down, all ride long. Plus lots of stop signs, traffic lights, etc. It wound up taking us about 3 hours to go 24 miles, which is the slowest ride I’ve ever done. But the scenery along the shoreline was beautiful.
I am going to start dyeing my skeins of yarn today. So far I have 12 of the 24 skeins skeined up, and plan to skein up the remaining 12 today while waiting for the first batch to finish dyeing.