Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin and then on to Chicago.

Now, on the way home with stops for cycling in Santa Fe, Sacramento and the wine country, and then Seattle. From there by bicycle back home.

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
from Davis to Sacramento, CA
Date: 2006-10-03
Distance: 30 Kilometres
Cycling Time: 1.41 Hours
Average Speed: 21.56 kph
  Trip Distance since Leaving Vancouver - 5,308Kilometres  

Thoughts for the Day



A short ride today into Sacramento and then some walking and then some waiting until the midnight train.

    The ride was almost too quick.


City of Davis train station

First through downtown Davis, a quiet and picturesque downtown and then by the train station with its many bikes parked there.


Long eared rabbit running about as the weed whackers are busy tearing down the rabbits' home

A hawk with its kill.

Finding the route was a bit frustrating. The City of Davis bike map had the route marked on it if one were to find the City of Davis bike map. For a major connection of Davis and Sacramento by bike you would think that it would be better advertised and marked on the road. The I-90 bikeway in Washington State was extremely well signed and also very evident on maps. Considering that this route turned out to be really the bicycle portion of the I-80, one would expect the same.


Eucalyptus trees

What was more frustrating was that the city has now built a bike trail to parallel the road portion form the city but that was not marked anywhere.

Half the ride was on a city and then county road. Then the ride was adjacent to the I-80 separated only by a barrier with wire fencing and on the I-80 stilts.


The capital building

Then to Sacramento for a little riding around downtown. Then to the train station for packing the bike. On to the public library for some use of their wireless internet connection.


  Interesting how each Amtrak station seems to charge differently for luggage. At Sacramento all I had t pay was $5 for handling of the bike box. No charge for two new boxes or for the extra box beyond the normal number limit under a ticket.  
    As I was walking back to the train station tonight, a colder, crisp wind from the west blew down the streets. A reminder that the warm days or hot days of summer will be gone tomorrow as I disembark the train in Seattle. To bad. Sort of enjoyed the warmth.


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