Trip Log – Day 164 – San Francisco, CA to Berkeley, CA

SF to Pleasant HillOctober 16, 2015 – Sun, 70 degrees

Miles Today: 29

Miles to Date: 8,520

States to Date: 25

 

My final day of pin balling around the Bay Area and talking more than pedaling. Still, I managed to cover a fair amount of ground.

IMG_4709I climbed out of The Richmond District to the high end of Market Street to visit the LGBT Center. Then passed the opulent symphony, opera and City Hall as I descended Van Ness to the Fort Mason District to visit Stewart Brand’s Long Now Foundation.

IMG_4711Their view of the future – 10,000 years – is really out there. I skirted the waterfront back to Embarcadero and took the BART one last time across the bay and cycled out to Alameda, a totally cool island town just beyond Oakland, where I met with Michael Sturtz, Director of Stanford’s Creative Ignition Lab. If you don’t know exactly what that means, don’t worry. I think Michael his freethinkers are still figuring it out.

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Finally, I sped back up to Berkeley to stay with Lea Grundy, Chris Reiner and their family. We went to see The Martian, the first movie I’ve seen in my travels and an appropriate one considering my question.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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