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Old 01-06-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Took the Long Way Home Tonight

Here is what I saw this morning as I mounted my bike to leave for work. It was here that I pretty much decided that I needed a ride at the end of the day.
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After work, I left Sacramento and headed down Hwy 160 along the levy roads toward Rio Vista.
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Most of the ride was slightly foggy, but it was refreshing to get out on the road.
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The Sacramento river was VERY high.
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Now that Maddie is back together, it is great to have her back on the road.
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Some parting shots.
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I stopped in Rio Vista for a malt and fries before heading home.
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By the time I got back to Dixon, it was dark, and I was riding in pea-soup fog. What a great ride!
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:32 PM   #2
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Re: Took the Long Way Home Tonight

Here's a panoramic shot of the river;
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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Awesome pics, Jim!!!!
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Re: Took the Long Way Home Tonight

Jim,

What a great looking ride! I grew up in Stockton, so I spent an awful lot of time on those levee roads (in a car though).

Those picture really brought back some great memories for me.

Somehow though, I managed to miss that Shelby's Drive-In for all those years. Where exactly in Rio Vista is that?

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Old 01-06-2006, 08:46 PM   #5
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Shelby's is on the right as you are heading out of town on Hwy 12 toward Fairfield. They have burgers and malts to die for.
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Re: Took the Long Way Home Tonight

Thanks Jim. I'll have to check that out the next time I'm in the area.

Can't believe I missed it, though I didn't hit that end of town too often. Back then, I had a friend who lived there, so I'd go part way into town to pick him up, then we'd usually drive to Stockton or Sacramento to find something to do.

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Mike,
Kind of a long ride from Henderson, isn't it?
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Jim - what awesome photos! You've really captured the coloring, and amazing green right now all these rains have brought! That first pic is great!
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Kind of a long ride from Henderson, isn't it?
LOL! True....

All of my family still lives in Lodi, so when I go to visit, Rio Vista is only about 25 minutes away. I may not be able to ride the bike, but I can still run out there for a burger and fries when I'm in the area.
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Jim, Shelbys looks like a great place something about having a shake while sitting around in the glow of those familiar yellow lights. What a great bunch of ride photos.. Smitty
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