Ride #8: Ryder Park and Coyote Point - Anthony, Debbie, Sherwin
Manimal here with a report for Ride #8. A bunch of CATS members were busy this weekend, so we did a shorter ride. We met at Ryder Park and biked through Coyote Point. Unfortunately, the bike paths there weren't clearly labeled, and my map was in the car. We ended up wandering along the shoreline and stopping at a gas station for Drumsticks and Häagen-Dazs. Sherwin, being the daredevil, attempted the Crane Technique on a wobbly wooden post and riding on the top of a wavy retaining wall. Debbie safely avoided those vicious children on bikes and surfed a seal sculpture.
Around 4:30 or so, Debbie had to leave, but Sherwin and I decided to bike towards the San Mateo Bridge. This ride proved to be a lot more scenic and straightforward. We saw a dog park (our mortal enemies), some stray cats (our best friends), and a bunch of kiteboarders (daredevils just like Sherwin). On our way back to the parking lot, Sherwin noticed that his rear tire was completely deflated! Oh no!
Now this isn't CATS related, but worth a mention. Traffic along the Bay Bridge was miserable because of Fleet Week, so Sherwin, Yen, and I went to B-Star on Clement Street for dinner. For those of you that don't know, this restaurant is owned by the same people that run Burma Superstar two blocks away. But in my opinion, this place is far better because the portions are bigger, the ambiance is better, and the wait is much shorter.
All of our dishes were delicious! For an appetizer, we ordered pork riblets in a sweet, sticky glaze. Our main dishes included melt-in-your-mouth fish fillets on a bed of leafy greens; grilled steak with mushrooms, asparagus, and mashed potatoes; and garlic noodles with duck. For dessert, we had a scoop of ice cream mixed with an espresso, sliced strawberries, and slivered almonds. It was the ultimate contrast in flavors: hot and cold, sweet and bitter, creamy and crunchy! Yum!