Where do you stop to refuel?
"My rides are usually for fun, even though I do tend to ride intensely and for a long time, it's very hard for me to ride at a leisurely pace! So, I usually drop into Bi-Rite
to grab some Acme Olive Bread, Castvetrano Olives, a good soft cheese (preferably with goat milk), and sparkling water to eat/drink when I get to the beach. At the end of my western part of the ride, I pop into Trouble Coffee for a coconut to refuel for my bike ride home, then a stop at Rainbow Grocery
for groceries to cook myself a nice meal."
What are your favorite rides around the city?
"Riding out to Stern Grove from Potrero Hill, then out to the beach on Wawona, popping around all the cute little streets. I love riding up Great Highway to Judah Street, then ride back through Golden Gate Park, then down to Valencia Street, left on 23rd to home. Sometimes I give the skateboarders on 23rd and Hampshire a high-five."
What about go-to gear — any favorite bike accessories?
"My new Topeak Bike Basket that latches on and off, so I can carry it with me if I want to! It beats my old janky bike basket that I found on the street. My serious rider friends would make fun of my poor basket, so I kept it on my bike for as long as possible just to spite them."
Photos (clockwise from left): Courtesy of Christine Ting; Courtesy of Trouble Coffee. Courtesy of Bi-Rite.