October 15, 2015 – Sun, 70 degrees
Miles Today: 18
Miles to Date: 8,491
States to Date: 25
Every so often, even cross-country cyclists need to deal with Activates of Daily Living. I spent most of my time today housekeeping: updating my bicycle accessories in person and arranging for some rehab work back home remotely. Still, my chores didn’t stop me from meeting interesting folks. Melissa Cistaro, author of Pieces of my Mother, shared a table with me at a busy Whole Foods for lunch. I also had a fascinating interview with Peter Shalek at Joyable, a start-up that provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy online.
After spending a few hours reviewing inspection reports for the work back in Cambridge, I blew pent up energy with a ride through Golden Gate Park to see the sun set over the ocean before settling in with my warmshowers hosts in The Richmond neighborhood of northwest San Francisco. Heidi and Martin’s 1916 craftsman gem is one of the most comfortable homes I’ve ever visited: a perfect blend of formal and informal spaces; simple but elegant details; and graceful proportion.