The new bike worked amazingly on the way back to the hotel yesterday afternoon. 24 gears instead of 8, a detailed battery level indicator, more Pedal-assist levels, and most importantly: No dying batteries (at least not on the way back to the hotel).
Again I ride down to Embarcadero to see ocean and birds.
At first I wasn't sure where to ride today, but there is still the matter of the abandoned hill climb yesterday. It would be nice to complete a ride to that view point, to "check it off the list". That way I could start on completely new list of destinations/targets next time. So I breeze through Crissy Field (no herons are showing themselves today), the on-ramp, and the bridge itself. The nice woman at Blazing Saddles that directed me to the ferry yesterday actually provided me with a shortcut so that I can cross under the main highway through a tunnel, instead of having to head halfway down to Sausalito to be able to take the route through Fort Baker. It's not long until I am climbing.
There is a tunnel through the very top of the hill and there are old gun-emplacements on the other side of the crest (those wevil Japanese !). There is also a view ;-)
But then it's time to leave already. I am on a tight schedule here ;-) It is 11 am now. I will meet Alan for lunch in Berkeley at 11:30. In some of the above vista pictures you can see Berkeley at the far horizon. To get there, I will have to ride down this hill again, cross the bridge, traverse Crissy Field and make it to Embarcadero again, from where I will take Bart though the TransBay tube to Berkeley. Time to leave !!!
|Oakland on the far shore. Berkeley to left of that.|