FYI – Mr. Police Man is on the hunt in The Presidio. I was stopped twice this week for rolling through a stop sign on my bike. I slowed, but didn’t “come to a full and complete stop.”
Here’s the dirt, if you’re on a bike you are just like a car. You’re supposed to come to a full stop. Most of the time you can get away with stopping, doing a track stand (not actually putting your foot down), looking both ways and then rolling. That’s not what I did this time. I just blew right through the sign. Both times. Bad Kelley!
I’ll do better for now on. I’ve decided to think of stopping at the signs as a chance to work my thighs, core and balance. I’ll come to a complete stop, track stand, look both ways and roll. That or risk a $200 ticket.
Here are some law-abiding things to try this weekend.
- Coyote Hills half marathon, 10K & 5K – This is an East Bay trail run that takes you over the low hills of Coyote Regional Park in Fremont. It’s a bit of a drive from SF but the weather will be fantastic and this is a great way to keep you motivated through the winter. Remember, it’s acceptable and common for people to walk rather than run in these “races.” I give all trail running/walking a big two thumbs up! This event is Saturday @ 9am.
- Volunteer at the annual Muir Woods Earth Day Celebration. Help to restore and preserve this spectacular national park. This is a great way to get a workout and do something great for your environment. Projects include planting, habitat restoration and weed removal, mulching, tending the forest floor, and trail maintenance throughout the Redwood Creek Watershed. All you have to do is show up with a good attitude and they’ll take care of the rest. They’ll even feed you lunch at the end of the event. It’s going to be a wonderful day! Saturday, 8am.
- Walk the Wiggle Natural History Walking Tour – Before bikes were invented, the popular Wiggle bike route was a foot trail to avoid the hills. Research suggests Mission Dolores was founded in the Wiggle and later, the city expanded to fill the valley with houses. This is a two mile guided walk investigating art, landscape and native societies. Sunday @ 11am.
- Thinking ahead – Women’s Bike Boot camp – SF Recreation & Parks Department. Starts Saturday 2/12 and runs through 3/12. It’s $60 for 5, two-hour workshops. That’s practically free! Here’s what you get – This is a women’s-only mountain bike boot camp. Learn how to change your own tire, corner like a pro, descend and flow through the woods with confidence. This workshop will be taught by a woman to women, so no need to be intimidated! All are welcome. Even if you have experience.
Have a great weekend. See you Monday!