Marin ride question from the '70s

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by RLD, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. RLD

    RLD Guest

    Can anyone tell me the name of the restaurant in Inverness that served
    as the unofficial breakfast gathering spot for riders heading north on
    1 from Mill Valley on Sunday mornings? Is it still there?

    RLD, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. RLD

    lvsutton Guest

    There were several different restaurants, I remember there was even
    one across the street from the infamous Constable McLean's house in
    the early sixties. The last one that I used to go to in the early
    seventies was the Inverness Coffee House on Tomales Bay near the State
    Park. I haven't really noticed If it's still there--- I think not.
    But I've only been up there a few times in the last decade or so. I
    usually ride south toward Santa Cruz.
    Which brings up a question of my own. I keep thinking that Alice's on
    Skyline used to be on the east side of the road across the street from
    where it is now. A senior moment?
    lvsutton, Mar 2, 2007
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  3. While we're discussing Senior Moments in the Bay Area, I have memories
    of crossing the Golden Gate Bridge shortly after WW2. I was about 4
    years old and we were going to Mill Valley to visit relatives.

    As I remember the trip, we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in the
    observation car of a passenger train.

    Are there any railroad tracks on the bridge now, or have there ever
    been any tracks across the bridge?

    I just have to find that train. I lost my little toy truck somewhere
    on the trip to Mill Valley and back. ;-)
    krusty kritter, Mar 2, 2007
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    Guzzisto Guest

    Sorry, never any train tracks on the GGBridge, on it or under it. You
    probably took a train from Sausalito into Mill Valley. I'd start
    looking there.
    Guzzisto, Mar 2, 2007
  5. We took the train north from Ventura. There must be a train station in
    San Francisco.

    Maybe we switched to a Greyhound bus to get to Mill Valley. I will
    have to check with Greyhound to see if they found a little blue toy
    truck with one side rail missing.
    krusty kritter, Mar 2, 2007
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    Craig Guest

    Passenger trains were ferried across to the Tiburon junction until the
    40's...freight trains continued in the same vein til the '60's.

    Dang, you /are/ krusty!

    Craig, Mar 2, 2007
  7. RLD

    Guzzisto Guest

    The "Key System" trains used to run on the lower deck of the Bay
    Bridge. He could have across to SF on that, then took a bus to Marin,
    or floated over on a train barge from Oakland.
    (Are there any SF natives here)?
    Guzzisto, Mar 2, 2007
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    lvsutton Guest

    Right, the Key system ran on the bottom of the Bay Bridge, along with
    trucks and buses. I beleive that the Ferries were still running to
    Marin. The Train Station in S.F. was at 3rd & Townsend.
    lvsutton, Mar 3, 2007
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