Cafe Trieste in Sausalito has awesome wireless and views of the Bay.
A road map to Kristian Hansen and fun stuff.
In my extensive travels I have come across many people who have been to “Marin”.
Most of the time they comment on Sausalito. It seems to me that the only place people go in Marin is Sausalito.
Thats why I propose a moratorium on visits to Sausalito by tourists. Unless you have lodging off Bridgeway, than there is no reason for you to get stuck in the cross hairs of this menacing village.
Reasons to avoid Sausalito (from a locals perspective):
1. The rich people live in Belvedere, Tiburon and Ross. If you want to see movie stars or humongous mansions head North.
2. No one really lives in Sausalito. I think Wikipedia proved that 99.5% of the population in Sausalito is tourist. The .5% of Sausalito natives sell ice cream and coffee.
3. Not everyone lives on a boat. If you visit Sausalito you might think everyone lives on a hill or a houseboat/yacht. Both these facts are false (see part 2). The boats are for show only. Most people here don’t actually know how to sail.
4.Caffe Trieste is awesome. Well this fact can be debated. But no one here speaks Italian, so I beg to differ as to whether it qualifies as an Italian cafe.
Did I make all this up? Certainly not. I just want people to explore Marin for its more unusual less touristy spots. More to follow.
Saturday afternoon I laid my eyes upon a beautiful silver machine.
For the last seven months I have been searching for an awesome track bike. Something sculpted with strength, agility, power, speed and beauty in mind.
It looks like I found my new ride, a Pinarello Suprise Pista with a specially made XTrack carbon fork. The frame ways a mere 1450 grams - about 3.19 pounds (thanks to the aluminum).
Bikes cannot be measured purely on their weight alone. Thats why I am so concerned about the aesthetic. Sure, I could buy a SOMA or a Bare Knuckle frame (at $400-700), but I wanted something solid and unique. The Pinarello retails for $1400, but due to a sale price I was able to get it for $995 at Freewheel bikes in San Francisco.
The bike has a long way to go before its complete. The components will take a couple of weeks to get together.
A new wheelset would be awesome too, but that will have to wait until sufficient funds become available.
Right now I am busy focusing on Dura-Ace cranks, chainring and bottom bracket. Thinking about a Brooks saddle for a smooth ride.
Finally once this is said and done I want to get a Hed-3 wheelset.
Throw this altogether and I will have a truly kickass bike on my hands.
Last night I went to Madeline’s Bday bash over at The Encore in San Francisco.
Immediately I was ticked off by their “CASH ONLY” policy. If there is one thing that pisses me off more than the IRS, its lame bars that only accept cash.
Anyways I am sitting with Matt and Ania in the Richmond District and its time to get some breakfast (pancakes and eggs?).
SF is bright and sunny. Its going to be a good day. Fulton and 9th Avenue if you are around is where I am at.
Dude is 16 minutes late for coffee and counting. If you are not going to show up for a meeting you can at the very least send me a twit…