Cycling the Golden Gate bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

We cycled across the Golden Gate Bridge on a delightfully sunny day, with no sign of the famous fog.

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Photos taken on OM10 with Lomography Tungsten film

We picked up the bikes at Fisherman’s Wharf, which would be a lovely scenic spot with its piers and still-active fishing boats, if it hadn’t been overridden with tourist tat.

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

The ride to the Bay side of the bridge took us through Fort Mason, a former Army post turned scenic national park, and along the coast, with a steeply-uphill puff to the bridge’s mouth at the end.

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Bonkers-coloured photos thanks to Lomography Redscale film!

It was a pretty tough cycle for one as unfit as me, and the wind was quite rough even on a calm, sunny day. But there’s regular places to stop and soak up the lovely views, which helps somewhat.

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Sausalito

At the other side, you’re rewarded with a gentle, quiet downhill ride into the pretty town of Sausalito. It was less touristy than I was expecting, with lots of art galleries and ice cream parlours. We had some tasty (if slightly overpriced) Mexican food and strawberry lemonade at the Sausalito Taco Shop for lunch as a reward for all the cycling.

Golden Gate Bridge

Sundown on the ferry back (no chance I was cycling back as well!)