The start time for the parade was 10:30 am at Beale and Market so I caught the 9:50 BART from Walnut Creek arriving at Embarcadero moments before the Dykes on Bikes revved up.
People warned that it might be over the top for me when I mentioned that I was going, but the parade was actually very tame and tasteful.
There was a large participation of tech companies and other corporations this year so that the parade was more mainstream than I expected. Companies including Safeway, Whole Foods, Chipotle, Facebook, Twitter and many others, were there with pride in a big way.
On the sidelines I saw more tutus than nudity.
Apparently at Civic Center, where more festivities were planned after the parade, it may have been different but I hopped back on BART well before then.
But then there is always next year.