Memory Monday, Week 94

Three bridges cross this stretch of the American River, connecting Fair Oaks on the north bank and the community of Gold River on the south bank. The westernmost span is Jim’s Bridge (discussed in last week’s post here); just upstream lies the Sunrise Boulevard bridge, built in 1955. The easternmost crossing is the Old Fair Oaks Bridge. This double-span Pennsylvania […]

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Hello, Peter Sagan!

I’m very happy right now because we just got back from standing  along the side of the new Folsom Lake Crossing bridge for 2 hours, watching the Individual Time Trial of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California.  This meant that every 2 to 3 minutes (more or less), a professional cyclist would flash past us; and if we happened to […]

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WPC: Harmony

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of March 4, 2016: “The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords having a pleasing effect; the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.” Working in harmony   traveling in harmony   Gliding in harmony   Pedaling in harmony

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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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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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Catching the Peloton, or, Who Are Those Guys??

The following entry was originally posted on 27 February, 2008 on my old blog: Last week we went over to Sebastopol and watched Stage I of the Tour of California. We’ve been there every year for the last three years, and this was the second year we climbed halfway up Coleman Valley Road and watched the peloton snake its way up toward us. I’ve got some GREAT video, but my stills aren’t the best. Oh well — every year I learn something new about photographing the race; maybe someday I’ll get something good enough to share. Either way, I’m happy because I got to see the guys in person and I’ve got pictures to prove it. Work started up again this week, and I’ve got to say I’m glad, although it may be tough getting back into the routine again. Oh, wait — I forgot. I never really HAD a routine, which was part of my problem. Seriously, one of these days I’ve got to make up a work schedule and make myself stick to it. You know, so I’ll be able to work and still have a life . . . I finished up my “quickie” knitting project — took time off from the Pinwheel Sweater to knit up a hat, with the intention of giving it to my mom. Last summer I bought two skeins of Cascade 220 in a lavender shade which I thought she might really […]

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