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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scenes from San Francisco

I was glad I took a bus tour to the city ... the traffic, the steep grades, it's a city like no other.

The sun was shining and untypically there was no fog hanging over the bay or the bridge. The temperature was absolutely balmy for San Francisco. Angela our competent tour guide and bus driver hauled that little bus through the city like she'd been doing it for years, taking us to all the must see spots; The Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight Ashbury, China Town, Little Italy. We (all six of us on the tour) rode a famous San Francisco Cable car and all in all I snapped over 200 photos ... Lunch, for me, was at Boudin Sourdough on Fisherman's Wharf where they make their own bread on site (Sourdough was first made in San Francisco).

One thing I noticed, motorcyclists lane splitting to the extreme. Not just between lanes on the freeway but cutting on the curb side trying to beat the traffic onto on ramps. Not my style of riding.

Tomorrow - north, weatherman still promising great things!


  1. VS Lady: It's hard to believe that we were in SFO a mere month ago. It was like it never happened. We also had a snack at Fisherman's Wharf. We also saw a lot of lane splitting with the bikes very close to the cars. Doesn't look that safe to me

    ride safely
    Riding the Wet Coast

  2. and within the Bay Area but outside of SF, cages are not so nice to the extreme lane splitters. it seems traffic in SF itself is far more m/c friendly.

    sounds like a fab day!