Bay Heat

The prospects appeared excellent for a drive down to San Rafael today and a little two-wheeled excursion. And so it was. Warm weather. Some familiar scenery. Some terra incognita. I parked by the local Target and puttered around San Rafael. Crossed the big bridge to the East Bay and back. Pedaled through the tunnel to Larkspur. Went past Corte Madera mall. Visited Paradise. Continued into Tiburon. Paused to wave at everyone incarcerated in San Quentin.

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5 response to "Bay Heat"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: June 3, 2020

    Some of your coolest pictures yet in my estimation.

    That was pretty daring of you to park at the Target store. For some reason, Target stores around here were (I’m sorry for this) TARGETED for some of the worst looting and destruction by the bad element of the protests. That’s despite being a pretty socially responsible Minneapolis company that provides economical goods all over the city and contributes to local arts and development. Speaking of department stores, Nice Nordstrom’s shot with the mountain in the background.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 3, 2020

    I thought the same as Greg after the looting of the Target in Champaign.
    Looks like a very nice ride and the usual excellent photos.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: June 4, 2020

    That was a very nice tour. Glad you could get a mirror selfie. I do wonder if melting or burning would be worse, I think it’s a toss-up.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: June 5, 2020

    Great pics, as usual! The picture on the dock was a bit worrisome, the bike looks about ready to fall in.
    Do you really wear your face mask while riding where there are no other people? And in that sweltering heat?

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 5, 2020

      That wobbly little dock made me quite nervous, and I ended up getting the Ogre off it before I captured the exact shot I was looking for. The bike really was in danger of rolling into the creek, which is more of a deep inlet of the Bay at that point.

      And I do wear that mask at all times when I’m out in public. It looks like a cotton bandana, but it’s a different kind of material, very cool and smooth on the inside, and feels comfortable to me. A mask might not actually make anyone safer, but it sure won’t make anyone more vulnerable. And, with so many recalcitrants around here, I’m trying to model appropriate behavior, even if I need to go a little overboard. (And I don’t mean on the dock!) My ace support crew reminds me that the mask prevents non-masked people from seeing me glare at them, but I just glare all the harder. šŸ˜‰

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