This Sunday I had a bit of free time, so I decided to take a bike ride through the park. I intended to take my long run route of going into the park and heading west until I hit Ocean Beach. Unfortunately, instead of crossing the 1 and heading north on Transverse to JFK boulevard, I turned onto 1 and started biking up a 6-lane road that eventually turns into a highway. I realized my mistake, but couldn’t really do anything about it because of the divider. So I continued up in the right lane, pedaling as fast as my little legs and my 8-speed bike would take me, but soon a line of cars appeared behind me. Most of them were able to go around me, and eventually I found a safe-ish place to pause and jump up onto the sidewalk, but not before a car passed by as the driver yelled, “Ever hear of a bike path??” Yes, yes I have.
So I turned around and headed back, went past the Academy of Sciences, which took me onto JFK. I somehow found myself back at a stoplight, so I decided to just call it a day and turn back, but not before another biker yelled at me for turning around in the middle of the road. It just wasn’t my day, apparently.
In other news, I’m pretty sure there’s a dead rat in the walls of my bedroom.