Well it’s Tuesday morning and I’n taking BART yo the East Bay, Walnut Creek to be exact. (Astute readers can probably figure out why.)
Anyways, finished up a decent first day in the Bay Area. Amtrak deposited me into Oakland around 8:30 am, and after readying the bike (and fixing a flat) I was on Mt way to explore. Got some coffee at Bicycle Coffee, hopped BART into the Mission, and checked out a few cool bike shops, like Box Dog.
After dropping off stuff at the hostel, now for the “main event” of the Night: an urban rambled led by Manny Acosta. Also in attendance were Chris (down from PDX for work as well), Tommy (who just moved back to the Bay Area from PDX), and Tom. The ramble took us along the Embarcadero to the Presidió, then over trails and non-trails to the Richmond where we had pizza. Then up a pretty ridiculous trail on the side of Sutro, where Manny somehow lost a brake pad.
Today was supposed to start with a Sunrise Coffee Club at the Wave Organ, led by Chris. But I started to feel sick yesterday, no doubt aided by the lack of sleep on the train. When I woke up this morning at 6, I knew I was’nt really in the shape for it, so i slept a few more hours. This was quite a bummer as i was really looking forward to ir. Oh well.
Stay tuned for more!