It was Bay to Breakers 2013, but we went across the bay, dressed normally, to get coffee and bread at The Mill.
Above: loaves of bread on wire racks.
The cappuccino made with four barrel coffee in a nuova point cup was enjoyable. rosetta of the day: heart
nice interior with natural light
their toast was great. cinnamon and sugar and butter on a sourdough country loaf. thick, chewy, robust crust.
mmm, delicious bread. dancing food prep dude was into the music.
May 20th, 2013
another gorgeous saturday in Oakland:
I stopped by Oaklandish to drop off some Antietam Designs earrings. They were working on getting their Manifesto collab bike display up in the window. Then I visited Sweet Bar at 24th and Broadway; I’d been meaning to stop by for quite some time now. I picked up the Strawberry Rhubarb Polenta upside-down cake. Delicious.
May 4th, 2013
Before visiting friends and family all the way down in San Jose, we stopped by Beauty’s Bagel Shop for some sustenance for us and our hosts. I’d already had my morning shot of espresso, which was either the Burundi from Pacific Bay or some very old Starbucks Blonde Roast (aka backup coffee), but I couldn’t turn down a good one of Flying Goat.
I got a egg and cheese bagel sandwich on an everything bagel as well as a few more bagels with cream cheese for the road. The sandwich was predictably yummy. The bagels are a little flatter and smaller than a good New York style bagel, but have plenty of chew.
April 30th, 2013
I stood out on Telegraph Avenue at about 7:45am to see the first runners come through. People were still setting up their unofficial water station and a few sort of hungover guys were starting to erect their giant wooden sign for their friend whose name and nickname I can no longer remember. It started with an “E” though.
2012 winner Chris Mocko was way out in front at this point:
Runners Shinji Nakadai, Osamu Tada, and Rob Nachtwey were clustered maybe 30 seconds to a minute behind at this point. It turns out that these three would become the top 3 overall finishers. These three started closing in on Mocko by mile 10 and eventually pulled ahead at mile 14. Chris Mocko pulled off with an injury. Shinji Nakadai has a few ultras under his belt and apparently thought that he had run the race too conservatively. Shinji Nakadai ended up finishing with a time of 2:37:29, followed by Rob Nachtwey at 2:40:14 and Osamu Tada at 2:42:56. Chris Mocko still ended up finishing 7th overall, with a time of 2:56:13.
This is the top female finisher, Devon Yanko. Also an ultramarathoner, she set a new women’s course record (by 10 minutes!) with a finishing time of 2:47:24.
Here’s Penelope MacPhail, in the braids, who finished 4th overall for females with a time of 3:16:17.
The woman in bib #939 was Caitlin Smith, who finished 2nd among females with a time of 2:56:14.
This is Monica Zhuang, who chose to run the relay this year with team Runners Unchained.
I loved the coordination that this guy, Adam Kittler had in his outfit.Hawaiian shirt guy! Dennis Lefbom.
April 16th, 2013