Friday, June 4, 2010

Trail ride surprise

Now that I’m cycling longer distances in my quest to become capable someday of a proper bicycle tour, I’m finding how much fun there is to be had on the American River Bike Trail a bit farther east.

My most recent outing took me to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery – which is a mind-blowing operation to raise and release salmon into the river – and the nearby recreation area above the dam.

Here’s Lucky, 20 miles into his 40+ mile day, posing alongside a giant fiberglass salmon.

At the recreation area, I stumbled onto a big deal.  The NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships were in full swing!  I’m a poor news consumer lately and had somehow missed that our city (near enough) was hosting such a prestigious event.  My iPhone is not equipped to capture far-away action, but here’s a shot of a team from Florida crossing the finish line.

And here is Lucky, aglow from the good fortune at finding our resting place was also the scene of big goings-on.  Serendipity.

1 comment:

  1. I love the pictorial, especially the giant fish. Can't wait for you to take us up there, Michael!!!