Golden Gate Glory

About ready to head on out

This past Wednesday on May 21, 2008 marked the first ever Kairos 2 Biking Trip. Starting early in the morning we drove out to Marin County right up to the Golden Gate Bridge. When we got there, much to our dismay, we found out at the last second that a sister couldn’t ride a bike. While Andy tried to give a crash course in Bike Riding 101, time had just ran out. That sister and Amy were therefore designated as point-women who were in charge of securing our destination — who made sure to drive past us effortlessly on their way there.

Man what a sight to see, looking over the Golden Gate bridge almost made me forget the pains of riding a bike, almost. The view was impeccable and the skies were clear, quite “devastating” if I were to use the words of a certain leader. I think everyone was pretty much hurting with the bike’s seat being so hard and constant pedaling. But we pedaled all the way from Golden Gate Bridge to Pier 39 aka Fisherman’s Wharf. Andy, being the ever able leader, led us into traffic to make acquaintances with cars, but it all worked out.

FOOD! Finding a clutch alcove next to a building, we all found public seating to enjoy our oishii clam chowder and fried kalamari. Unfortunately, Brother James Yoon unwillingly befriended a bird right before. :/ Those who finished their clam chowder bread bowls were: James Yoon, Abe Yang, Yolani (I don’t know your last name I’m sorry), and myself. I believe Andy Tung was just shy of finishing the bottom layer of the bread bowl.

Crossed the Golden Gate Bridge!

Lin and Arlene as Iron Men (or is that women?)

The ride back was seriously painful as we fought against the wind to ride back to where our cars were parked. Indeed one cannot force themselves to exercise this hard. If we didn’t get back, we weren’t going home! So again we picked up our bikes and traveled. At a rest point about half way, Lin became Iron Man for us in which we enjoyed taking pictures with the Iron Man.

The trip was full of biking, picture taking, biking, good eats, biking, and overall fellowship (did I mention biking?). After the biking trip, which I’m sure tired everyone out, the group went to Andy and Amy’s place for some barbecue and a movie, which Michelle was super excited about a certain movie having bought the movie and selling it to the sisters during the biking trip (Indiana Jones!), or probably something like that, because I had to leave and miss out on Amy’s devastating cooking. Bu hao.

Sisters group photo. Note Lin.

Lyin' around

PS. The movie wasn’t really Indiana Jones, it was the First Chronicles of Narnia movie, but all the brothers tried to convince Michelle to watch Indiana Jones.


8 Responses to “Golden Gate Glory”

  1. May 24, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Great post, Robert! Couldn’t have said it better myself. The photos are now available in our gallery, titled, “Kairos 2 Tour de San Fran.”

    PS: Robert, too bad you couldn’t stay to watch the movie with us. We actually ended up watching Hoosiers. It was a great movie… but probably only for the guys as two sisters were completely knocked out by the end. Apologies to Michelle, who thought for sure that we were gonna watch Narnia. At least she stayed awake for the entire thing…

  2. 2 andy
    May 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    For the record, I did finish the clam chowder bread bowl, and without any problems at that! I was starving after biking the entire morning. I was also pretty impressed that everyone, Lin included, finished the whole 13+ mile bike ride with quite a few uphill battles!! We definitely need to go biking again soon.

  3. 3 Lin
    May 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

    soon meaning when timmy grows up right? actually, i’m pretty impressed too. didn’t know so many parts of my body could ache at the same time.

    hey my pictures aren’t THAT weird…

  4. May 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

    No one said your pictures were weird, Lin. We just said you were weird. Haha! Just kidding.

    Anyways, this is one of my favorite photos of Lin:


    I was trying to run ahead of the pack to take a photo of the bikers coming towards me. While I was running, Lin suddenly speeds up while proclaiming, “I’m gonna beat you.” Now, why didn’t she do this when we were actually bike-riding is beyond me, but she made me run all that much harder just to get this shot (turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself). Thanks, Lin.

  5. 5 cheng
    May 25, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    hahaha, i was reading the blog the whole time thinking it was abe who wrote it. until i read Abe Yang’s name in the blog. good job robert!

  6. 6 Ann
    May 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Ooooh it looks like you guys had so much fun. I miss all of you already!!

  7. 7 Michelle
    May 28, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Yes, unfortunately Narnia was voted out.. SAD!! Lin didnt fight for me while i was gone for dinner. I dont know about that basketball movie being “great,” it sure was LONG though… next time i say the girls get to pick the movie 🙂

  8. May 31, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Booyah! We’ve made it onto the Gracepoint frontpage banner! At the time of this post, we are #7…

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