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Old 07-17-09, 07:38 PM   #1
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Visiting SF next week; where to ride?

Hey ya'll! I'm going to be visiting SF in a few days with a 48/16. I've always wanted to ride through the Ferry Building and am a little tempted.

Any suggestions on where to ride? Restaurants to grab lunch at?
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Old 07-17-09, 07:56 PM   #2
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The ferry building is PACKED with people. You can barely walk through it.

If you want a fun hill with a payoff, climb to to parking lot at the Coit Tower. Not the toughest hill in SF, but close to the Embarcadero.

I suggest riding the Embarcadero, from under the bay bridge to the Golden Gate, then across to the Marin headlands, and down into Sausalito... just once. Its a typical tourist's route, but its not a poor one. I've wanted to the the west-side coastline, too.

If you're near San Bruno, San Bruno Mtn is climbable fixed from the west side, but the east side is pretty brutal.
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48x16: you may want to check this (to avoid the hilly parts):

www.sfbike.org/download/SF_Bike_Map_2009.pdf

Have fun!
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Very cool of ya; appreciate it you two!
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for places to eat theres a sandwich shop on the great highway across the street from ocean beach taht has the most amazing bbq chicken sandwiches and you might as well check out the nicest beach in san fran while your at it
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for places to eat theres a sandwich shop on the great highway across the street from ocean beach taht has the most amazing bbq chicken sandwiches and you might as well check out the nicest beach in san fran while your at it
I wonder if youre talking about this place: http://www.yelp.com/biz/java-beach-cafe-san-francisco

Its more of a coffee place that serves good sandwhiches, though. BBQ chicken is my favorite there too! About six blocks from my house. Great place to chill. Free wifi.
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If you're going a Sunday Streets day (the next one is early August), definitely check it out: http://sundaystreetssf.com/

Maybe the place you guys are talking about is Beach Chalet: http://www.beachchalet.com/

Have fun in SF. I must moved from there recently and I miss it like crazy.
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