San Francisco Cyclotouring

After a long day on my bicycle, I feel refreshed, cleansed, purified. I feel that I have established contact with my environment and that I am at peace. -- Velocio
I usually ride every Saturday, meeting a friend or two around 9am in front of the Joseph Strauss statue in the visitors' plaza on the southeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge. We might embark on a day trip to Nicasio, stopping along the way at the Woodacre Deli to pick up some of their excellent sandwiches for lunch. A longer version of this ride might have us wander up Highway 1 for chowder at the Marshall Store, and then return through Samuel P. Taylor Park. Or we might climb up into the Marin Headlands where we'll leave the pavement behind and ride the dirt trails and fire roads over towards Mt. Tam. We usually put in 50-80 miles and return back to San Francisco anytime around 4-6pm. Drop me a note if you're interested in coming along sometime. Previous rides are documented in my blog, SF Cyclotouring. Also check out the Pencam Bike Photo Pool, which is a collection of cycling photos from various people (mostly members of the iBOB list) shot with inexpensive pocket digital cameras, most notably the extremely compact, cheap, and fun Aiptek Mini Pencam 1.3.