Bike the Golden Gate Bridge!

San Francisco, United States 

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Me @ Golden Gate Bridge

It was more than a year ago that I was last here, but it feels nostalgic to visit San Francisco again. It was a great trip this time but there was a tinge of sadness.. Perhaps it was on my last trip that I found out how harsh and tough reality can be. I was terribly homesick on my last trip. I shall not elaborate about it but it makes me realize that I can’t be living like a little girl anymore. I will be officially turning 23 in three more months. *OMG* Isn’t it amazing how time flies? It may seem that I am enjoying my life traveling around but loneliness can be overwhelming at times especially when I fall sick overseas. Whenever I am feeling down, I will read my blog and I am amazed by the number of places that I have been too. I still have a burning passion for travel and I want to travel and see the world as much as I can.

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Bym, Travis, Jamie & Me

I con convince the rest to join me on a cycling trip to Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. I felt quite bad cos everyone had terrible muscle aches for the next few days after our cycling trip. We were ridiculously burned trying our best to cycle up San Francisco’s famous steep hills.

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We rented our bicycles from Blazzing Saddles at Pier 41 in Fisherman’s Wharf. We chose the “deluxe comfort bike” and each bike costs USD36 for the one day rental. But trust me, you will want to get the electric bikes which cost a little bit more (USD69/Day). We overestimated our abilities and the famous San Francisco’s famous steep hills proved to be too physically taunting for us. Most of the times when we reach the foot of the slopes, we had to get off and push our bikes up hills. My stamina is not as good as before and this is a wake-up call to hit the gym more often!

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Paperworks settled, got our bikes and OFF WE GO~

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It took us 4 hours to reach our final destination Sausalito as we kept stopping to take photos.

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Took a few jump shots…

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…..And some funny and lame shots. Jamie was so engrossed “kicking” me that her shoes fly off. Lucky it didn’t hit my face! *Phew*

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Nice cool weather & Beach – a good combination to enjoy a great weekend!

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Golden Gate Bridge

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Even though it was tiring, cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge was a great experience.

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Where Sky and Ocean Merge…

The view of the Pacific Ocean was spectacular. It had a calming effect on me and it was a beautiful sight to behold.

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All of us felt a sense of satisfaction when we finally reached the other side of the bridge, Golden Gate Park National Recreation Area. It was an easy downhill ride to Sausalito.

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While on our way to Sausalito, we stopped by at this pier to take some photos. Managed to capture this nice little bird posing for me. 🙂

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We met this very nice and friendly local couple on the pier and we had a brief chat with them.

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They caught this whole bucket of dungeness crab. I like this kind of lifestyle…taking time off…just chillax and enjoy… Lifestyle in Singapore is too stressful and I doubt we can enjoy such life and not even in the near future.

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We cycled a few more steep slopes before reaching Sausalito and we took the last ferry back. It was too tiring and impossible to cycle back with the amount of energy left. It was invigorating but the beautiful sights along the trip made it all worthwhile. It is a trip you have to do it and you won’t regret it!  🙂

4 Comments

  • Becky August 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Stay with this guys, you’re helnipg a lot of people.

    Reply
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  • tomg March 2, 2015 at 8:50 am

    hehe those are not dungeness crab, those are red rock =)

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  • Chee Kit October 7, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    It’s such a YOLO experience that you would never forget.. Good for me, I’ll skip the bus-walk-bike then and just take the ferry instead.. Thanks..

    Reply

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