This is high on the list of my favorite views while riding in the Bay Area. It's actually a pretty endless list that continues to grow every day which is why I consider this one of the top cycling destinations in the world, but more on that later.
This picture is in the Marin Headlands, on a road that heads down towards the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. I love this view because of the stark contrast between the quietness of nature and the bustle of the city, in this case, San Francisco. If you are riding in the headlands, you were just riding along the Pacific Ocean and then through a pretty secluded valley and then through a long tunnel that goes under HWY 101. You take a quick left after the tunnel and then start down a hill and after a couple hundred meters or so come up to this short tunnel, as you enter it this view comes up and you are reminded of where you are. The engineers who built this many years ago had to know what they were doing when they designed this...
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