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Old 08-04-14, 08:54 PM   #1
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Off to SF, Vancouver for a week with SWMBO - what should I do??

We'll be going to SF for a week in Sept, staying in/near San Mateo. The thought was to have folding bikes for local travel. So now the eternal question is, do we schlep our Bromptons along or do we buy $200 bikes over there? I am under the impression that if I don't post a guard, the bikes will vanish.

The bikes will stay with my son, he can just get rid of them any old how.

I am a bit of a mountain goat so would want to do some climbing too. Not sure what or where. La Honda sounds sorta familiar.

After SF, we'll jet off to Vancouver for a conference for another week, then back to Melbourne.

Any thoughts? Meet up with SesameCrunch??
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Old 08-04-14, 09:40 PM   #2
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Any thoughts? Meet up with SesameCrunch??
That's a great idea .. and Half Moon Bay is certainly a destination spot (SC's home turf) .. I'm off for a week in September also.. if the timing is right, I'll pop down for brew and biking.. we could ride one of the scenic ocean paths for pleasure ..
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Oh jur you lucky man - two great places to visit.

I can't speak from experience about SF cycling but can confidently advise you to bring those Bromptons to Vancouver. Here is a link to a Vancouver Downtown cycling map:

http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/map-cycling-vancouver.pdf

Note the extensive waterfront trail. The peninsula between English Bay and Burrard Inlet is known as the West End and this dense area can be crossed on separated bike paths. Very good light rail, bus, water taxi and commuter ferry systems connect to nearby points of interest and there are other bike routes serving the area. It is fun to hop on a water taxi across False Creek to complete a loop rather than double back or to grab a refreshment at one of the many watering holes. The western-most extent of the trail shown gives access to some nice beaches. You will have fun.
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SF? eat at the Mexican restaurants in the Mission district , Chinese in Chinatown , Italian in North Beach,
and Japanese in Japan town districts.

Bon Apetite' ..
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Maybe see if you can rent one?
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buy a Walmart folder, Hunter S Thompson would !
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That's a great idea .. and Half Moon Bay is certainly a destination spot (SC's home turf) .. I'm off for a week in September also.. if the timing is right, I'll pop down for brew and biking.. we could ride one of the scenic ocean paths for pleasure ..
Sounds like a perfect idea. Once I know the dates for certain I'll post here.
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Oh jur you lucky man - two great places to visit.

I can't speak from experience about SF cycling but can confidently advise you to bring those Bromptons to Vancouver. Here is a link to a Vancouver Downtown cycling map:

http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/map-cycling-vancouver.pdf

Note the extensive waterfront trail. The peninsula between English Bay and Burrard Inlet is known as the West End and this dense area can be crossed on separated bike paths. Very good light rail, bus, water taxi and commuter ferry systems connect to nearby points of interest and there are other bike routes serving the area. It is fun to hop on a water taxi across False Creek to complete a loop rather than double back or to grab a refreshment at one of the many watering holes. The western-most extent of the trail shown gives access to some nice beaches. You will have fun.
Wow, thanks for the tips!
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If you're in San Mateo, bike theft will not be a big problem. In San Francisco itself, yeah, I wouldn't turn my back on my bike. But I've lived in San Mateo for 5 years and there are places where people don't even bother to lock their bikes. I would use a lock but I wouldn't worry too much about someone stealing your bike.

If you want to go into SF, you can always take the train from San Mateo. Transit in the city is good so you can get around pretty easily. You can also put your bikes into BikeLink lockers, which can be rented by the hour at many of the train stations. You do need to sign up for a membership in advance though.
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