American River

California is Green

by carbonboy on April 15, 2012

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A Rare Green Hill on the American River Trail It looks like the rains are about over, except perhaps for a day or two next week. Given the rains came late this season, water levels are still about 50% lower than normal. The ramifications of that will not be felt until late summer. Right now […]


American River at Folsom, California

by carbonboy on April 8, 2012

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I am finding the best starting point to the American River Bike Trail is the historic center of Folsom, California, as there is free parking! I continue to be amazed how out-of-shape that I really am. But this new bike is a wonderful wakeup call. Heading north, the infamous Folsom State Prison is in plain […]

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One of the most Awesome Bike Trails in the Country is a Hop Away from My House The quest for fitness is a recurring theme on this blog as I can never seem to achieve it. Twelve-hour work days, junk food lunches, forty-minute commutes, and getting home well after dark all seem to contribute. Those […]