Crossing the 75-year-old Monumental Golden Gate Bridge


Part 2 of celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary —

The weekend after the Hug Line, my friends and I decided to do the daring: we biked across the Golden Gate Bridge.

We started our leisurely relaxing day with a visit to the Farmers Market in the Ferry Building.

So fun and so delicious. I left with my hoard of 3 pounds of cherries and an entire rotisserie chicken. Much pleased with myself.

Once we were well fed but not too well watered, we set off to Fisherman’s Wharf where we picked up our bike rentals.

We pedaled along the shore of the Bay to the entrance of the bridge. It was a tough ride uphill and my thighs were burning from the lactic acid overproduction. It just goes to show how endurance adapted I am. Though in my defense, I later discovered that I had set my bike on the highest gear which made it almost impossible to bike uphill – not the smartest thing to do when dealing with San Francisco’s hills.

Thankfully, once on the bridge, biking was smooth sailing. Other than avoiding the foot traffic. But it well worth it for the beautiful views:

 

 

The downhill to Sausalito was the best!! So fast and so fun with next to no biking, just plenty of breaking.

We made it to Sausalito in just over 2 hours. Enough time to catch a breather and look at the interesting galleries before we had to catch our last ferry home in time to return out bikes.

 

This was pretty awesome piece of art — the license plates of different states moulded into the shape of the state and pieced together to great a map of the United States.

 

We even had some time to explore Fisherman’s Wharf and tuck into a hearty seafood dinner to celebrate our efforts mounting the bridge.

 

Ahhh fun day!

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