Sunset from Bernal Heights

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Photo of an amazing sunset from Bernal Heights.

I was able to get home a little earlier and catch the sunset earlier this week, on my bike ride home.

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Photo of my ebike next to Bernal Heights.

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Photo of the sunset, shot with the iPhone 7 Plus.

This is a great reminder for me to get outside and enjoy the view.

Helping Sol Move

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Photo of Sol and Mochi exhausted after moving his furniture from one apartment to another.

This past weekend I helped Sol move. He doesn’t have that much stuff, but it’s crazy to see how much energy it takes to move just a few things. Moving is a bitch. Hah!

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Sol’s new apartment.

Sol’s new apartment is pretty nice—it’s got plenty of natural light, an open space, and a small balcony. I’m really happy for him. He got a great deal, and think he needed to change things up a little.

New Bike and First Ride to Sausalito California

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Photo of my new bike, Evo HB1 Disc, using a Bionx D500.

I took my e-bike out for a 40 mile ride yesterday around San Francisco and Sausalito. I’m happy to say that the bike had just enough juice to get me there and back.

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I think if my ride had no stops, I could have easily gotten 50 miles out of the battery. On the other hand, if I maxed out the electic assist, I probably would have only gotten 25 miles.

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Screenshot of the path I took from Bernal Heights to Sausalito.

Truth be told, I actually made my way up to Mill Valley (a couple miles north of Sausalito). I always wanted to check out some of the scenic paths in Richardson Bay.

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The tidal action of Richardson Bay is very important to the plants and animals that live in and around the bay shore. The profile of the shoreline can be divided into zones that are affected by different tidal heights. Plants and animals that can surviv for longer periods of time exposed to air, wind and sunlight are located at higher elevations. Others must live at lower elevations where they will be covered by water for longer periods of time. The birds that rely on the bay shore for their food and shelter are also influenced by the effects of the tides. Each bird has adapted its foraging technique to the particular kinds of food that it eats. Some ducks dive for fish, others dabble for algae and invertebrate. Many shore birds have long legs and long beaks to probe the mud in shallow water, while others have short legs and short beaks and look for food along the tide line.

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Photo of the sun setting over San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

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Photo of my e-bike’s computer, showing 40.1 miles travelled, with little battery remaining.

Good thing I had just enough juice to get home. Whew.

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Photo of my e-bike in Sol’s lobby.

On a side note, I’ve been commuting with an e-bike for the last week, and it’s been a great experience. No more sitting with homeless people in public transportation or incompetent uber pool drivers. Okay, that’s a generalization, but I’ve come to a conclusion that it’s way more enjoyable to commute via bike.

Sunrise from My Room

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Photo of San Francisco from my room in Bernal Heights. Shot with the iPhone 7 Plus.

I woke up this morning and the sunrise was just absolutely fantastic. Now that I have my bike, I might have to ride up to the top of Bernal Heights park and snap some time lapse videos.

View of San Francisco from Bernal Heights

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Photo of San Francisco from Bernal Heights. Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

I went for a bike ride this weekend to test a couple routes for my daily commute. I think my favorite part was riding around Bernal Heights. While the hills are crazy steep, the views are fantastic.

That brings me to other news, I just picked up my new bike. I’ll write a blog post that dives deeper into the entire story, but I just wanted to let you know that I finally pull the trigger.