Posts Tagged ‘Golden Gate Bridge’

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San Francisco – Big, Hilly

October 21, 2008

I spent about ten hours today wandering around the city by bike, and my quads might fall off.  I’m serious. I could very well wake up tomorrow, and see them laying on the floor, still smoldering.  I thought Vancouver was hilly. San Francisco isn’t just hilly, it’s absurd.  Yes, I know, the city’s famous for its hills, but really, that’s mistating things. “Famous” has positive connotations. A city can be “famous” for its cuisine, nightlife, or public transit system.  SanFran shouldn’t be “famous for its hills”, it should be “infamous for its mankind hating topography of strife and failure.”

Anywho.  Besides trying to acclimate to spirit crushing hills of despair, I’ve started to get a decent grasp of the size and layout of the city.  For one, it feels fair amount larger than Vancouver.  I spent about the same amount of time biking on day-one up North and covered much of downtown and made a wide circle through suburbia.  Today, in SanFran, the same mileage just got me around San Francisco itself; no ‘burbs to be found.

It was overcast most of the day, but the sun did manage to sneak out for about an hour late in the afternoon.  As it happened, that was the hour I was closing in on the Golden Gate, so you today get the Obligatory Golden Gate Photos:

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Day 18 – From Northern California to San Francisco

October 21, 2008

The shot was straight, the road was rather curvy. It turns out they weren’t redwoods, at least I don’t think so. Either way, they were suitably atmosphere-ide by fog:

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