went on a little bike ride today
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so diane and i went to sacramento today to take a bike ride with Nate and Nicole. we caught the trail at the 6.5 mile point behind a bakery. we wandered for 10 miles along the American River, through lush green fields, shady tree lined sections, and all the while within slingshot range of the river. we stopped and turned around at the 16.5 mile mark, and headed back.
what a great ride. the trail is multi-use, meaning walkers, joggers, runners, bicyclists, and even horse riders use this trail. it is something like 40 miles long, and runs from Old Sac to Folsom.
we don't live in sacramento, so we didn't really know what to expect. we will be going back, and will probably start around the spot we turned back at today. here's a map in adobe pdf format. here's a link to a pretty good site about the parkway.
this is a definite repeat.
wish i knew about this when we moved to vacaville. i've missed out on over 4 years of great rides.