San Francisco -Fourth Day Off

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Wake up early and take the BART train out to the East Bay. Get picked up by my friends (from a previous tour) Bill and Kenny and we head to another friends house nearby. Here we meet up with more people and pick up my loaner Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. We leave in a group of about 11 bikes (mostly Triumphs) and make our way across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and into Marin County (I think).

We make our way up a mountain to a State Park, where we stop and look back over the bay at San Francisco. The weather is beautiful, cool and crisp, and not a cloud in the sky. We make our way back down the other side of the mountain, but this time we do it with gravity, that's right, everyone turns off their bikes and we coast down about 10 miles to the bottom. This is beyond fun, and we're still doing speeds of 30-40mph in the twisties. I'm dead last, but hey I'm the tourist and I'm on someone else's motorcycle.

At the bottom, we restart our motor and ride over to a grab lunch at the Station House Cafe in Point Reyes Station, CA. Their 'Pulled Pork Sandwich' with homemade chips is excellent.

Back on the bikes we make our way back towards San Rafael, stopping at the Triumph/Ducati dealer for some ogling of the new bikes, and some accessories. We split up from here, as the Super Bowl has started and everyone is trying to get back to watch it. I'm invited to watch with the guys, but this will mean riding on the back of someone's bike back to the BART station at night. I choose to make my way back into SF before it gets dark, plus there's a Super Bowl party waiting for me at the hotel. I had a great time riding some of the best roads in the country, thanks to everyone who participated.

Take the BART back and arrive at the hotel midway through the second quarter. The tour has provided us a room with multiple TV's and lots of eats and drink. Sit down and watch the rest of the 'Bowl, and although not a fan, I'm glad Pittsburgh won.

Back to the room for reading and TV watching. I don't sleep very well, as the room seems hotter tonight than normal.

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