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Bike Date Friday: Dinner and a Movie, the Sequel

05 Aug

Tonight, we cruised down the trails in the Baylands, headed for our local theater to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. After zipping past some heavy concert traffic in the empty bike lane, we got to the theater with time to grab an appetizer course: popcorn and Diet Coke.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a first rate B movie, and an outstanding sequel. Or was it a prequel? It was sad and it was scary, but you couldn’t help but cheer for the apes. Hail, Caesar, our heroic chimp!

After the movie we pedaled downtown via the Steven’s Creek Trail to a chorus of cicadas and frogs. So peaceful in the full dark, except for the short stretch adjacent to the freeway. The harsh change from quiet to loud really emphasizes the noise pollution our freeways generate.

Our destination: the Tied House, a popular microbrewery frequented by Silicon Valley geeks. We were surprised–and annoyed–to find there were no bike racks out front, and that every post within a block had bikes attached. Something to bring up to our local BPAC.

At the Tied House we had our main course: fish & chips and Cascade Amber for Dick, and housemade sausages and Ironwood Dark for me.

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After dinner it was a short ride home where we completed our last course of our three course meal: apple blossoms a la mode with a delightful Zaya Gran Reserva sipping rum. Yum!

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When you go out for dinner and a movie, do you prefer eating before or after the show?

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