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Old 09-18-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Delta Day Ride

I just wanted to share this ride I did today in the Sacramento River delta. I'll leave off the Fairfield part.



I've done versions of this a couple of other times. It's a nice change from the usual mountain twisties and coastal excursions that we do so much around here. There are even some gravel/dirt parts and a ferry ride!

This is Randall Island Road going North along the East side of the river.


Southbound on South River Road, the West side of the river.


South River Road again. I wanted to show here what makes a river ride so enjoyable... riding on top of the levee with the water on one side and lush farm land on the other.


From the same spot.


Holland Road.


CA-84 Southbound here is outstanding riding, with really fun twisties along the water.


When I got down to 220 on 84, there were signs saying to detour on 220 because 84 was closed. I proceeded down 84 to see how far I could get. Luckily, it was not closed at all, just a bit rough because they were working on the pavement.

Waiting for the ferry.


On the ferry.


Heading back towards Fairfield on McCormack Road.

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Old 09-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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nice change of scenery. I gotta do one of these soon.
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By the way here is some more information about the California Delta.

Also you can click on the Google logo in the above map if you'd like to see all the gory details of my route.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:50 AM   #7
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That is a really cool ride. Have to agree with you about the change from the usual mountain twisties

How much does the ferry cost?
About how long did the section shown in the map take you to do?
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:35 AM   #8
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That is a really cool ride. Have to agree with you about the change from the usual mountain twisties

How much does the ferry cost?
About how long did the section shown in the map take you to do?
The ferry is free. Your highway tax dollars at work. But have a Plan B in case it is broken down or something.

It was about 3 hours, including the stops for photos. You might want to allocate some extra time for a lunch stop - there are restaurants in Walnut Grove.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #9
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:43 PM   #10
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The ferry is free. Your highway tax dollars at work. But have a Plan B in case it is broken down or something.

It was about 3 hours, including the stops for photos. You might want to allocate some extra time for a lunch stop - there are restaurants in Walnut Grove.
So gotta do this... ferry ride with a bike???

Gotta do it just to get a picture of my bike on a ferry as well!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:40 AM   #11
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I actually led a group version of this in February:

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=358623

Jenn, Koi -- would be fun to do another one including you!
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