So 2009 was my first Bay to Breakers, and it was amazing. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to go. What a great event. What a cool city.
Here are the photos I took throughout the day.
The tortilla tossing at Mission and Spear. Check out the video too.
Thomas's short-lived camo water wings:
Baby storm trooper! Cute!
Karlo faces the starting line with calm confidence:
Receiving a paint handprint from a stranger. That handprint is now sunburnt onto my bely.
I thought this headhunter crew had pretty sweet costumes.
"Hello stranger. Why are you kicking me?"
Karlo puttin' in some face time for FM94.9:
In my head I'm on a boat:
The view looking down Fell. Damn thassa lotta people!
Pit stop at Christina's place for PBR and bowler hats:
Karlo gets kicked in the butt:
I'm Thomas Meaney, and I approve of this famous view of San Franciso:
Karlo and Andrew at Alamo Park looking for Shea:
A dj wrote her radio station's URL on me. I seem really proud.
Cousin Corey's old street!
Surveying the crowd at Clayton and Fell:
Hey SF, nice botanical garden...but it can't phase these guns.
I love the completely disinterested passers-by. It's San Francisco: people probably pose like that all the time.
The dramatic finish! We turned right. We probably should have turned left and headed for the Beergardens. I didn't even see that at the time. Of course, then I'd have completely missed my flight.
Joe still wearing his war paint: