Friday, March 10, 2006
After checking the forecast early this morning, I felt confident that going on a bike ride would be relatively safe; i.e., the forecast didn't call for constant rain but only intermittent showers. I headed out on my favorite quick ride, up through Sausalito and around the Tiburon peninsula. This ride is known as the "Paradise Loop" and is a regular ride for many cyclists in San Francisco. It was a bit chilly--about 40 degrees when I left. The most exciting part of the ride was when I was coming around on the Sausalito Bike Path, and looked up to see a white dusting of snow on Mount Tam and a nearby peak! We have been experiencing a pretty significant cold spell here in the Bay Area, and today we even have the snow to prove it. I'm sure anyone from Alaska or any other snowy state would laugh at me about getting excited about a little snow, but it is very unusual for us here! And even though I spent the first 28 or so years of my life living with snowy winters, I quickly adapted to the moderate climate here and complain about the cold when it's below 50, like any proper Californian.
I've included a picture from my phone camera, which doesn't really show the snow very well, if at all! I forgot to take the snow-filter off I guess.
Oh, and by the way, it didn't rain and for most of my ride, the sun was shining. It was chilly, though!