One of the most exciting parts of watching the Tour de France is the mountain climbing; it takes some special skills and the right sort of gear setup to stay in contention while suffering over the peaks of the Alps and the Pyrenees. And while I’ve seen some ferociously steep mountains feature in a few different professional bike races, I’ve […]
It’s been many years since I spent time on the Sacramento end of the American River Parkway, but several times back in the 1970s I did ride what was at the time the entire length of the bike trail, 23 miles from Discovery Park to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. These days the parkway and bike trail extend for 32 miles, […]
Well, the 2019 Tour de France is now underway (and will continue until July 28), so at the moment my mind is a bit preoccupied with bicycles. The very first Tour de France was held in 1903, when cycling was still a fairly young but increasingly popular sport. In this episode of California’s Gold, Huell learns quite a lot about […]
I don’t get to stand by the roadside for every Tour of California, but I definitely try! This year, May has been extremely busy with so many things going on that the Big Guy just didn’t have the energy to watch the race other than on television; so I decided I might as well try to go by myself. But […]
The six-lane Sunrise Boulevard bridge has been carrying vehicle traffic over the American River in Fair Oaks since 1964. Its utilitarian design means it’s not much to look at, but you never know what you might find underneath a bridge.
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week.
Yesterday I clearly wasn’t the only one tired of being cooped up inside because of the wild weather. I wandered from the fish hatchery to the north side of Nimbus Dam and then back across the river to the south side of the dam. The trails weren’t exactly packed with people, but I did encounter several runners, cyclists, and walkers […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
I’ll admit I’ve never seen a traffic backup on a bike trail before. I guess it was inevitable, given that this was in San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge.