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Pt. Reyes Lighthouse bathed in sunlight on a windy day.

Old Fort Point, tucked under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge.The Balclutha, left, and Eppleton Hall at Hyde Street Pier. Mountain biker charges down a Ft. Ord singletrack trail. Ft. Ord wildflowers come in many hues on the old army base. Old windmill offers contrast from Carrizo Plain NM wildflowers. Explore some of [...]

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San Francisco by bicycle; cycling the wonderous sights along the waterfront

Friend Steve and author Tim on two Brompton folding bikes, with Golden Gate Bridge in distance.

                                                         Our considerable challenge: could four of us bike San  Francisco for several days, avoid hills and traffic and test out a couple new “folding bikes”? We began our San Francisco overnight adventure when we picked up our two friends in Fairoaks, [...]

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San Francisco: Undiscovered pleasures, just west of Fisherman’s Wharf: Part II of II

Tourists flock to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and Embarcadero waterfront.  Far less visited but offering an equal amount of awe and interest, is the waterfront just west of Fisherman’s Wharf.   Visitors can take in this panoply of engaging sites by walking, bicycling or by auto.   Moving west of Fisherman’s Wharf, one finds [...]

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