|Here's a "Run the Map" screen shot of the route.|
|Quiet morning on the ARP|
As far as Lake Natomas, things were quiet, but it did start to pick up after that point, I'm glad I didn't start any later! Rode along for a while with another recent retiree and we chatted about retired life, etc. It was fun. I even saw a fellow on a heavily loaded Rivendell Atlantis! I complemented him on his nice looking bike, but I don't get why so many Rivendell riders go for the Wald basket thing!
I was concerned about finding my way onto the Garden Highway from the Parkway, but it actually turned out to be a piece of cake! Just before Discovery Park was a sign for Northgate Road. I took that, (northbound), crossed a bridge and immediately came to the intersection with the Garden Highway! How easy was that!
|Heading up the Garden Highway.|
|Same spot in Verona, but this time looking across the highway at the Sacramento River.|
|For those who think California is all concrete and beaches...|
|The little town of Nicolaus on a quiet Sunday afternoon.|
|I think I found the source of the rattling...|
|Here's a close-up of the break.|
|"Run the Map" stat page for this ride.|
So this is the second century for me this year! This is a nice and not-too-brutal route, which could be done virtually any time of year, just be sure to have plenty of water!