Tag Archives: Sausalito

The bridge and beyond

I biked across the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time this past weekend for another ALC training ride. (The map I drew is a rough estimation of the path we took.) We started off early in the morning and climbed out of the Presidio to bike across the bridge, into Sausalito through Tiburon and back around. I loved everything except the bridge (and the flat I got just before the biggest climb). There was a ridiculous amount of fog crossing in the morning. Going north on the bike path you are moving against the flow of traffic which is slightly unnerving. There are boats going under you with their fog horns blaring and on the way back the Blue Angels were flying over head. (Which was awesome once I wasn’t biking and able to watch.) Let’s also not forget the tourists that have no idea what they’re doing and stop whenever they want and the other cyclists who feel they don’t need to warn you before flying past you and said tourists at ridiculous speeds. Needless to say, I’m more than happy staying down south for my training.

Crossing the bridge on the way back. Still loads of fog!

But afterward there was a raffle, as there typically is at these get togethers, and I won a 60 minute massage! 2010 really is my lucky year, I think karma is making up for the last 26 years when I never won anything!

Bikers milling around waiting for the raffle.

However, Fiona (my bike) has been having rear derailleur issues so I had to take her back to the shop after having picked her up only a few days before this ride. I’m hoping my amazing mechanic can work his magic yet again and make her work.