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Bridge to Tiburon

2004-10-03 19:43:52.522676+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Yesterday, Charlene and I met up with some folks I'd run into on the Tandem@Hobbes mailing list to do a bike ride from Crissy Field, across the Golden Gate Bridge[Wiki], down through Sausalito[Wiki], then around Richardson Bay[Wiki] and out to Tiburon[Wiki], catching the Blue and Gold Fleet ferry back to San Francisco[Wiki].

Of course it was the folks who showed up early who ended up being the ones who rode the original route as planned. It was interesting to ride with other people. The first issue was that compared to two people on a tandem, solo riders on mountain bikes are slow. In fact, when we cut loose on the bike path north from Sausalito[Wiki] we were keeping up with the fastest of the road bikes; Charlene's knee bothers her after 20 miles or so, which has kept us from the long rides, but she's getting stronger, so over a few miles we're actually regularly cruising over 20 MPH, occasionally creeping more towards the 25 side of that when we can get a mile or two without stop signs or wayward kids and pets.

And Charlene's brother and his wife have decided to sell their tricked out, less than 500 miles, road tandem. He's my height, she's about Charlene's height, so this is a bike we could probably grow into, put together by people who are serious road bikers. They've offered it to Charlene first, at a fantastic price. With drop bars and skinny tires I see much higher cruising speeds in our future.

In Sausalito[Wiki] there was a mime with a macau running through a routine with passers-by. I didn't see a place to make a donation; couldn't tell if he was doing it for the exposure (which, alas, failed, because I've forgotten his name) or if the chamber of commerce is paying for free street theater.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-04 01:21:41.158405+00 by: meuon

I hope you got the bike... and I noticed that you are looking good in that pic. I gotta get caving and working out for it again...

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-04 01:44:10.617107+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm back up to about 155, which I think is a good place to hold. Below 150 I go through these spells of just being totally ravenous, having to eat, and it often gets taken out on sweets.

We pick up the road tandem on the 26th when we'll be in Fresno for other things. I turned down good deal on a really sweet but old Bianchi single road bike today because we're trying to cut back on expenses. I think Charlene may have convinced me to stop looking for work and try to turn this image manager into a product. I'll try to write a big entry tomorrow explaining where that's going.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-04 14:36:11.682345+00 by: meuon

Sometimes, having a product to hype is a good way to get into doors. It happened for CybrMall for me.. It opened doors and I've both got happy customers as well as got into a few places to talk about website/e-commerce.. and their issues.. and have bigger things working. Going to Florida tonight to start relocating 300+ websites.. :)

Market your image manager.. open doors. And keep your options open as well.