|The Delta King|
The advantage of an April century is that the heat hasn't settled over the region yet and this year was no exception, with high temps forecast in the mid 80s. The morning temperatures were cool enough to warrant some 3/4 length tights over my shorts to begin with. An undershirt, a wool jersey, "sun sleeves", and a light wind shell rounded out the rest of my ensemble. By the time I reached Nicolaus, I had shed the tights and wind shell, but I managed to keep the sleeves on all day. I never really got very hot until the last stretch up Auburn-Folsom Road in the afternoon.
|Unusual view of the confluence of the Feather and Sacramento Rivers, from the Verona Marina.|
|Sacramento Intl, looking Southeast from the Garden Highway.|
|Lunch break under Interstate 5.|
|Wildlife sptted on the American River Parkway.|
|Again, on the American River Parkway.|
Another good century, with virtually no mechanical problems, not even a flat! I did notice that one of my handlebar end caps had fallen off,(!), but it was just a cheap plastic pressed-in one that was no great loss. I had no cramping this time, I think this is because of the mild temperatures and not because I'm in any better shape than in previous years!