I took the long way to work this morning. Rode down through Golden Gate Park, along the coast, up into Sea Cliff and back into the Presidio. It's about a 10 mile route with plenty of climbing. I wanted to try it without breaking much of a sweat. Nothing's worse than starting your day all sweaty and sticky. I managed to keep a good tempo pace all the way there, and had a nice cool down before starting my day. It's nice to change things up, too. My normal straight as an arrow route to and from work has been getting dull.