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SF Day Trip

I spend most of my time at home these days, and I’m really lucky to be able to do that.  Aside from walking along the American River, I don’t get out too much.  But sometimes you need to shake things up a little — hit the road.  And don’t forget your camera! Actually, I’m a huge train fanatic, so I […]

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Exercising Courtesy

It’s been on my mind for quite awhile to write about this subject.  Everything that follows pertains mostly to the stretch of American River Parkway between Beals Point and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery.  In this post I’m focusing on the paved bike trail rather than the off-road areas. I feel extremely lucky to live very close to the American River […]

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Before I forget… again

We had to content ourselves this year with watching the Tour of California on TV — there was so much other stuff going on. It was the first year we missed standing on the side of the road. Hopefully we’ll be back out there in 2016. But last year, 2014, we took so many photos of the race that I […]

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Urban Nature

A little over a year ago, after a period of being seriously sedentary,  I started getting back outside and walking on a regular basis.  Besides improving my physical and mental health, all this exercise has reminded me how lucky I am to live where I live, having close access to the American River Parkway.  I’m also very lucky I can […]

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Playing Catch-Up

Well, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California starts in 2 days, and this year both Stage 1 and Stage 2 are practically in my back yard. The buzz of activity around the American River Bike Trail is already increasing; and while I was out walking this morning I may or may not have seen a quartet of pro cyclists fly […]

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Flora and Fauna

Soda Bay, Clear Lake, California California Poppies along Highway 20, Lake County Alligator lizard near Lake Natoma, Sacramento County Flowers along the American River Bike Trail near Folsom, California   Canada geese in Lake Natoma   Wildflowers in Snipes Ravine, Orangevale  

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I Love the Northern California Coast…

… and the Amgen Tour of California! Here’s a few long-overdue photos of the 2012 ATOC, Stage 1. The race passed through the beautiful little town of Monte Rio, on the Russian River. And finally, a few photos of the Sonoma coast — very beautiful in the very last week of 2012. And one of the more interesting sites we’ve seen while driving up and down Highway 1 — or anywhere else, for that matter!  

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