I got to ride along the beach. The sky was beautiful, and the surfers were out.
The young folks threw off their shoes and jumped in the surf.
Kids just out from school ditched the books and jumped on.
I'll take this moment for a little video show off.
On the way home I got to meet my favorite kind of fellow commuter. People who ride with their children in the City get a bit more courtesy from drivers, sometimes, but we get a lot of criticism from people, too. It takes a lot of patience to be a successful kid hauler in an urban environment. So when I meet them, I like to make sure I give the parents props (although we usually can't figure out what the big deal is).
With just the very limited improvements in infrastructure that San Francisco sees these days we have seen an increase in bicycle commuters. I really notice it when I have been off the bike for a few days.
Bicycle commuting can be a challenge, but it is just about always worth the effort. The things you see and experience make the day so much better.