Once upon a time, there was a magical lodge hidden away in the mysterious forest. Only a select few knew where it was or were even allowed in.
Err... not really. The Tourist Club is a beer pub/social club on the edge of Muir Woods, just north of San Francisco. They are a private club, but they're also open to visitors during weekends. I decided to take my LA friends there for a nice walk and a few beers. Then we went to a restaurant called Ad Hoc in Napa for dinner. Highly recommended, by the way, if you ever want to know what home cooking by a world class chef tastes like.
Oh yeah, I also happened to bring my handy GPS unit for tracking every step we took. You know, just in case other people wanted to know how to get there.
Here's a map of our trip that afternoon and evening:
And as always, I created a Picasa web album plotting the pictures on a map, which can be found here:
Maybe one of these days Google wil let people embed album maps into their websites... right now you have to pay for third-party services to do so. I also haven't had time to hack together my own code for generating photo maps. One of these days...
This photo probably sums up the Tourist Club experience:
Mmm... Belgian beer on tap and sausages while overlooking a gorgeous mountain landscape...
It's been in the shop for over 2 weeks now. Some part of the crank needs to be replaced, and since Cannondale loves to use proprietary components, we have to wait for the replacement from the dealer before anything can be done. On top of that, I can't really go surfing either, unless I want to sludge around in tanker oil from the spill last week...
Speaking of which, if anyone is in the SF bay area and would like to help clean up the oil spill, go to this link:
(picture below borrowed from the Kill The Spill site above)
On an unrelated note, I took my mountain bike for a spin last week and brought along the GPS unit and camera. I took a few pictures along the SF waterfront and across the bridge in the Marin Headlands. Once again, it was a foggy day out:
This is my experience as a Sony brand ambassador for the GPS-CS1KA unit. I'll have the unit and my camera at races, vacations, and other events. My photos will then be uploaded and plotted on the world map for everyone to see!
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