so that’s the route of the hill training ride (my first hill ride!) i did sunday morning.
shiiiit i went over the hills to moraga and orinda! on my bike!! fuhhhh
and on my vintage road bike, too! a couple people kept saying i should get a lighter bike with more gears.. yeah yeah whatever—i did it!
my first time on those roads, as well. there’s really no reason to ever go up the hills, and even less to go to orinda. that’s where rich white people live. and i’m not a “weekend warrior” all kitted out on a carbon fiber bike going out on 90mile rides down the coast or over the hills every weekend just for kicks.
“the 1-mile zig-zag route from Market to Golden Gate Park that minimizes the hills” via sfweekly, 10.05.12.
this is seriously so cheesy to the point of no LOL-ability.
but at least there’s a less hilly route? In San Diego, no way. canyons and freeways block direct routes, and the only routes left involve hills. ex. east on Univ. Ave to North Park, Old Town to Mission Hills / Hillcrest..
Brand new bike lanes have been striped on Kirkham Street in San Francisco, all the way across the Sunset District from the Great Highway to Ninth Avenue (long-striped lanes carry on along Kirkham to 6th Avenue). This is how things looked on October 9, 2010, after bike lane symbols and arrows were applied.
My only gripe is of the empty space in the intersections. Crosswalks and elephant tracks needed.
forgot about this photo. should’ve included it in my video, in the part about hills.