May 25, 2008 GMT
10. San Francisco

San Francisco Old and the New all mixed up

The weather changed again, rain for the first hour out of Merced towards the coast Salinas and Monterrey.
Stopped at Laguna Seca Raceway, Home of the US MotoGP, rode around the outside, very hilly, lots of ups and downs.
Carried on to Pebble Beach, Private Road, Motorcycles not allowed which at $9.25 for 17 miles may not have been a bad thing.
Back onto Highway 1 and San Francisco, a city of contrasts and many tourists.

Merced to San Francisco
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In 3D
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Laguna Seca Raceway
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Highway 1 - Great ride, lots of bikes on the road and cars for the long weekend (Memorial day)
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City Hall, very impressive
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Art on the streets everywhere
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These guys know what they are doing
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Symbolic Entrance to China Town
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This really is a China Town
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Art on the buildings as well
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All the streets are like this, cars parked uphill are required to turn their wheels to the left and cars parked downhill must turn their wheels to the right to prevent runaways.
And if you plan on walking like me, take the bus or the train or the cable car or the street car
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View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Coit Tower which is on top of a hill I was foolish enough to walk up, take the bus next time.
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Coit Tower Marker
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Coit Tower, there is some history here, google it.
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Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39, Shops, Restaurants and Rides and millions of Tourists
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The Bridge being built
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Seemed to be the speciality here, Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl
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Alcatraz from the Wharf
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Cable Car, slow, noisy, bumpy and packed, a fun ride.
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Posted by Chris Desmond at May 25, 2008 04:09 AM GMT
 


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