Posts Tagged ‘marin’

THE FACE of Hope is a Beatific White Lady – Did Not Know That

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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FOG Rally, a Questionable Charity Event / Lifestyle

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Ferrari Owners Group Rally?

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Speaking of which:

I was out on the 2013 FOG rally with a bunch of other cars,” recounts Kevin Enderby. “I came over this crest in the road and saw a line of cars stopped right on the other side. I got hard on the brakes but never found out if I could stop in time—the car behind me hit me and pushed me into the car in front. Then the car behind him hit him and pushed him into me, again, and that pushed me into the car in front, again.”

Beach Horse, Mountain Horse, Marin County

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Up, up, up – this critter is the SUV of Horses:

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Never seen this…

Daniel-San, 94970 – A Karate Kid Exactly 400 Miles up the Pacific Coast Highway from Leo Carrillo State Park

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Wax on, wax off, or something, just off of the One, just south of Stinson Beach, Marin County – dude held this pose for a while:

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Relive the 80’s here.

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California Scheming – Porsche Porsche Porsche Racing Along Highway One, Marin County USA

Monday, September 19th, 2016

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Prolly not the best place for your 911, you know, with the slow tractor trailer rigs supplying West Marin but I’m hard pressed to name a better road nearby…

One Difference Between SF and Marin: Homemade Signs from Local Homeowners are Friendlier in Frisco

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Here’s Telegraph Hill in SF, showing tourists where to get down from Montgomery via the Greenwich Steps:

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Compare that with insular Marin County, where homemade signs seem to be less helpful and more critical:

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They tell you where NOT to go:

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The whole county has at least a mild case of Bolinas, which of course despises wayfinding signs on the Pacific Coast Highway but manages to post other kinds of messages:

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Only In Marin…

The Troubles of Mill Valley: Too Many Deer and Too Many Outsiders

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

You know, getting lost on your street:

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Only In Marin: “BIKE LAME” Stencil Still Going Strong in 2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016

(I didn’t think I had this shot, but it turns out that I do.)

As seen on the way up to Mt Tam, a little down the hill from Bootjack:

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Imagine a 40-something BMW driver of Marin County who says to himself, “GOTTA MAKE TIME, GOTTA MAKE TIME” when he’s 15th in a line of cars behind a weekend peloton – that’d be my #1 suspect for the perpetrator of this graffito crime…

The Baby Salmon of Redwood Creek in Muir Woods – They’re Still Around, in 2016, But…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

…who knows about the Future:
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The Advisability of Riding Your Bike Through the Bunker Road Tunnel Whether the Light is Green or Not

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Here it is, your Bunker Road Tunnel* to Rodeo Beach and beyond.

The driver of this old Datsun(!) pickup truck seemed to be giving this cyclist a little bit of room, but then a shout came out…

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…from this guy going the other way. So whoops, the Datsun driver moves a yard or two to the right. Thusly:

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Bikes have dedicated lanes in this tunnel but cars don’t. Does that mean that bikes don’t have to wait up to five minutes for a green light the way cars have to? I know not. The surfer dudes in the 4WD pickup could not possibly look more like Marin Locals, like Regulars on this stretch of road, but the driver was surprised to see a cyclist going the other way? Now because it’s a tunnel, shouting works, but what if dudes had had the radio on and couldn’t hear? There could have been an accident.

Seems that waiting for the green would be safer. There’s room for debate, I suppose. (I think I’d want to see a sign saying it’s OK for bikes to proceed afore I ran a red light…)

EPILOGUE:

A single-lane tunnel carries Bunker Road from the Rodeo Valley to U.S. 101. Built in 1918, this tunnel is known as Baker-Berry Tunnel but also known as the Bunker Road Tunnel or the Five Minute Tunnel. A date stamp on the western entrance to the Baker-Barry Tunnel lists 1994, which may have been the year the tunnel was retrofitted for earthquake protection or reconstructed for other reasons. Additional work was completed in 2013 to allow for wider approaches for bicyclists. A traffic signal governs the flow of traffic into the tunnel, since only one direction may proceed at a time.

*Some mock the Yelp for rating a tunnel:

“Solid four-star tunnel… Screw you, Yelp.”

“What can I say, it’s a hole in the ground..lol”