It’s a different world out there, east of the east bay:
Here’s your cowtown reference.
Here’s your procurement backgrounder, which shows how the better aerial tanker lost.
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…
…from this guy going the other way. So whoops, the Datsun driver moves a yard or two to the right. Thusly:
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.
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”
A Whiskey Cobra, AFAIK:
Looks like good old #465, or something:
C-130 paratroopers coming to kill you, just like in Operation Market Garden:
And an F-18 Hornet from the much-talked-about U.S. Navy Blue Angels:
And here’s your giant Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader:
Remember to whisper Mors Ex Supera as you drive by on 19th…
Here you go:
Here’s the first Dolphin / Dauphin chopper:
And here’s the other:
Thanks, Coast Guard!
Your view of the Lafayette Hillside Memorial whilst speeding by on the 24:
These are some of the Lockheed C-130 military airplanes I’ve seen over town over the years, but this here Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100 is the first civilian version I’ve ever spotted.
As seen looking south on Laguna: