Today I cycled across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as part of my day ride from Samuel P Taylor campground to Half Moon Bay.
Leaving Samuel P Taylor State Park
I left Samuel P Taylor campground at just gone 9.00, and headed out. It always feels good heading to a major city with no maps, and only a vague idea of where I need to be, although it will be hard to top cycling into Damascus in the dark along a motorway.
At least in this case, I had a major landmark in the Golden Gate Bridge to head for!
A close call
Everything went fine for a while, apart from when I was going downhill and turned a corner, to find a motorcycle sliding across the road towards me, closely followed by its tumbling driver, which I just managed to avoid.
Both motorcyclist and bike seemed fine, so I carried on, asking directions along the way.
Cycling Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Reaching the Golden Gate Bridge on bicycle was not as easy as it might seem due to the confusing road network. Fortunately the Universe was working in my favour today.
I met many helpful people, one who was Cooper, who showed me the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, and TJ, who showed me from the bridge and back out to the coast. Thanks very much guys, you made it all easy for me!!
I had a few hotdog and coffee stops along the way, helping to keep the cyclists diet real, and it was a long day, so I decided to stay in a hostel for the night.
It was handy to use the laundry and internet, and I don't have to spend another damp night in the tent with either toilet tissue or newspaper for a floor to mop up the wetness!!
The Point Montera lighthouse is a nice enough place, and it feels good to be in semi-civilisation. Southwards tomorrow, and it looks like I will be reaching Mexico in about 14 days at this rate.
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