This is an abandoned section of the American River bike trail in Sacramento. I'm plenty glad it was replaced with a newer section on higher ground before my visit here.
When the chance to travel to Sacramento for a few days presented itself in December, I jumped at the opportunity to get away from Seattle's typical dreary late January weather.
Well, I had to wear my sunglasses on the ride to catch my departing flight, and I arrived at California's capital in the rain, wind and cold. The newspaper here calls the weather “Seattle-like” and TV news teased the weather reports with the scroll – “Hello Seattle.”
Nothing for me to do but be happy I had the foresight to pack my Gor-Tex jacket and rainpants and go rent a bike.
Let it rain, baby. I'll be doing some ”Seattle-like” bicycling.
(Postscript: The forecasters couldn't have been more wrong. Sunny all day Monday. Did about 47 miles along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (aka American River bike trail).