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    The Sacramento River in Spring

    70-degree weather forced - FORCED! - me onto the bike and I found myself tracing the east side of the Sacramento River using whatever road I could find.

    A little photo essay (with lot o' scenery and stuff, but not too many bike shots, sorry) is posted at: http://thechurchoftheopenroad.blogsp...-of-river.html

    (although it doesn't seem to like Internet Explorer, preferring,instead, something like Firefox...)

    PS: Condolences to those of you still digging out of winter.

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    Thank you. When you post, reminding me to go to your blog, I always enjoy the read.
    Bill Mayer
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    Thank you, Bill.

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    jaxthedog,

    Thanks for the essay! Last summer I did the west side of the river, starting from Red Bluff and ending in Woodland. Fantastic ride! Having lived in Woodland for 43 years, I have made many a trip to and from Sacramento and Woodland on both sides of the river....always an enjoyable ride. I too remember the cable ferries, although the one I road many times was the one at Elkhorn, just east of Woodland.

    Lkarl KJ6OCL / 2000, R1200C

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    Thanks, KJ. Don't tell my boss, but this coming Tuesday or Wednesday, I'm going to call in sick, hot-foot it up to Orland on I-5, take 32 east to Hamilton City and do the ride again, but this time on the west side of the river.

    The almonds are in bloom and, outside of my cigar dealer's walk in humidor, there are few things in the world that smell as sweet.

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    Sounds great! I'd be tempted to meet you at Hamilton City and ride with you for a while. However, we have rain Tuesday, rain/snow Wednesday, and my brother and his wife visiting from NC for most of the week. Maybe later in the spring or summer we can cross paths on a northern CA ride.

    Lkarl KJ6OCL / 2000, R1200C

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    We'll need to stay in touch. I get up toward Trinity Center once or twice a season...

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    Give me a bit of an advance "heads-up" when you're coming this way. I will be having more meetings in Sacramento this summer, and hope to ride back and forth. Might be an opportunity there.

    Ride safe and enjoy!

    Lkarl KJ6OCL / 2000, R1200C

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    Will do...

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