Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

1:30 am three-bridge motorcycle ride

I decided to go exploring at 1:30 am. I ended up going 44 miles across 3 bridges in the Bay Area...
Observations:
  • Lack of traffic is fun.
  • Gusty wind is fun.
  • Fastrack is fun. And I don't need to actually stick it on the velcro I recently put on... it works from little locked storage area. Time to remove the velcro thingies.
  • Had never been on San Rafael bridge before!
  • Started to rain when I was in Marin and harder on the Golden Gate bridge... rain is fun. Lack of rain gear ... not so much. Kinda soaking wet now, and my shoes/socks are drenched as well.
  • Golden Gate at night w/ fog is creepy.
  • Those large earthquake-buffering metal teeth on the Golden Gate ... shit. Be ready for them! First set of them shook me pretty good, kinda freaked me out. Yay for instinctively auto-correcting.
  • Going up steep hills (like Divisadero, near Lombard, going up to Broadway) makes it easy to accidentally pop litttle wheelies. Lean forward, accelerate slower than normal.
  • Divisadero is slippery when wet. I got to feel the ABS a few times. (admittedly mostly on purpose, once I saw it work the first time, braking down a hill)
  • Some asshole ran a red light on Geary, as I was crossing with my green on Divisadero. He broke hard, I accelerated hard... we missed by feet.
Good times!
Tags: motorcycle
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 21 comments