Update: On March 22, Ben Brown and I became the first two people to ever walk across all three bridges of San Francisco Bay, starting at Treasure Island (pictured in the background) and ending at the Ferry Building in the Embarcadero.

Are you prepared for a 50-mile “Kennedy March”?

JFK thought every adult American should be able to walk 50 miles. Can you?

Aerial view of San Francisco Bay prior to construction of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (top right).
Aerial view of San Francisco Bay prior to construction of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (top right).
Prior to construction of the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, one had to take a ferry from the East Bay to Marin County. Now, one can walk an almost complete circuit.

Dawn–6:30am

11:00am — 8 miles walked

Not nearly as iconic as the Golden Gate, the Richmond Bridge stands as a monument to exceptionally efficient engineering. When it was built, it was the longest continuous steel bridge.

Midday — 2:15pm

Note the shape of the volume bars of Ravel’s 14 minute track. Does any song tell a clearer story? In retrospect, I notice that the crescendo almost perfectly mirrored the gradual ascent to the first apex of the Bridge.

The Failure of Progress & the Return of the Strenuous Life

Prometheus Bound, by Jacob Jordaens, 1640

Dusk: 5pm — 29 miles hiked

DeVany, getting ready to engage “Beast Mode.”

Re-Learning to Walk

Twilight–7:05pm

“Now that I’ve suffered shipwreck, I’m on a good journey.”

– Zeno the Stoic

The road to Croagh Patrick

Night — 9pm. The Gate.

A sun kissed miss said “Don’t be late!”
That’s why I can hardly wait
Open up, open up, open up that Golden Gate!
California, here I come!

– Al Jolson

Seastead solutions.

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