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2003 Monday Night Skates (Leaving 3rd & S at 7:00 p.m.)

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December 29, 2003

Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
(37K midi, 2 minutes & 44 seconds play)


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Skaters look at Christmas lights on the December 15, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

Apparently no one showed up. I was visiting my mother in Riverside, California. Back in Sacramento, on January 5, 2004 I talked with Vallejo's Restaurant waitresses Norma and Lena. They saw no skaters on December 29, 2003.

Bernie

December 22, 2003

Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
(37K midi, 2 minutes & 44 seconds play)


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Skaters look at Christmas lights on the December 15, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

No one showed up. I am not sure why. The night was moist and 52 degrees, but skateable. There we 25 or more skaters at the 5th and K ice rink, paying money to skate around in a small circle.

I will be gone next week, visiting my mother. I hope some skaters still come out.

Unless it rains, I'll be back January 5, Monday.

Bernie

December 15, 2003

Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
(37K midi, 2 minutes & 44 seconds play)


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Hoops of lights to skate through on S Street near 53rd Street on the December 15, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 5 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. Gordon led us on a skate to see Christmas decorations.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to Capitol Mall. On Capitol Mall we skated East to the Capitol. The Capitol tree was pretty. Tall with many lights.

Gordon next led us through Capitol Park. Then we skated East on Capitol Avenue to a parking lot near Andiamo's Restaurant. After regrouping, we skated East on L and M Streets to East Portal Park. On our way to East Portal Park we skated North and South on several streets (42nd Street, for example), to look at the Christmas lights. .

From East Portal Park we skated East on M Street to 58th Street. On 58th Street we skated South. After crossing Folsom Boulevard, we continued South to T Street. Then we skated East to 53 Street. On 53rd Street we skated North. At 53rd and S we were in the Christmas Lights Capitol of the world. (See photo.).

After awhile we returned to our Downtown 3rd and S starting point by skating West on T Street, and S Street. While skating back to town Gordon and I stopped at 48th Street, where it passes over Highway 50, to see some more beautiful Christmas lights.

I estimate that we skated 10 to 12 miles.

After the skate, all 5 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

December 8, 2003

Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
(37K midi, 2 minutes & 44 seconds play)


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Gerald, Dean, Sam, Caemon, and Steve look past a string of lights on the December 8, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters, including a new skater, Sam. We did a skate to see Christmas lights. Steve led much of this skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to Capitol Mall. On Capitol Mall we skated East to the Capitol. The Capitol tree was up but not yet decorated.

Steve led us around and through Capitol Park. From Capitol Park we skated East on Capitol Avenue. Then we skated East on O Street. Then we skated east on M Street, stopping to regroup at East Portal Park.

From East Portal Park we skated South near 52nd Street. After crossing Folsom Boulevard, we continued South to T Street. Then we skated East to 53 Street. On 53rd Street we skated North. At 53rd and S we were in the Christmas Lights Capitol of the world. (See photo.).

After awhile we returned to our Downtown 3rd and S starting point by skating West on T Street, and S Street. While skating back to town we stopped at 48th Street, where it passes over Highway 50, to see some more beautiful Christmas lights.

I estimate that we skated 10 to 12 miles.

After the skate, 5 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

December 1, 2003

Johnny Be Good
(40K midi, 2 minutes & 15 seconds play)


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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000. Graphic letter We were rained out. It rained much of the day in Sacramento, and at 7:00 p.m., with the streets very wet, it was still raining.

Bernie

November 24, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Mitchell and Bryan pose near the Lighthouse Golf Course on the November 24, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, and myself. We decided to do a West Sacramento skate.

Mitchell led us on our West Sacramento skate. First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Then we skated West to Front Street. After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street to the Tower Bridge.

We next skated West over the Tower Bridge, North to skate around the Money Building.

Then we again skated West to Third Street in West Sacramento. On Third Street we skated North.

We skated through and around the golf course. (See photo.). We then skated on many streets, including Carrie, which we skated until it ended, and Anna.

After awhile we returned to Downtown by skating East over the Tower Bridge. We were soon back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, and myself enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

November 17, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Caemon and Bernie pose near the Sacramento Marina on the October 20, 2003 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Mitchell. Captain Rollerblade (Bernie), John, Speed Racer (Guy), and Pussie Cat (Yvonne) pose at Halloween decorated house on the October 27, 2003 Monday Night Skate.  Photo by Bryan.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters - Caemon and myself. (See photo on left.) We decided to do a skate which had not been done in a long time - a Richards Boulevard skate. I brought my camera, but I did not take any new photos.

First we skated North on 3rd Street, West on N Street, and North again into Old Sacramento.

After regrouping in Old Sacramento, we skated North on the American River Parkway to the bridge to Discovery Park. Instead of skating West into Discovery Park, we skated East on Richards Boulevard. Most of Richards Boulevard now has sidewalks.

After passing the Erotic Dancers club (See photo on right.), we skated further East on Richards Boulevard, East through a public housing project, and South at the on 12th Street..

Next we skated South on 12th Street into Downtown Sacramento into Capitol Park. After skating around in Capitol Park, we returned to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated 6-8 miles.

After the skate, Caemon and I just went home. No Vallejo's.

Bernie

November 10, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Captain Rollerblade (Bernie), John, Speed Racer (Guy), and Pussie Cat (Yvonne) pose at Halloween decorated house on the October 27, 2003 Monday Night Skate.  Photo by Bryan.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, and myself. We decided to do a Sacramento State skate. Mitchell did a good job leading us. I brouht my camera, but I forgot to take any new photos.

First we skated East on S Street. Then, we skated South on 32nd Street to T Street. On T Street we again skated East to 59th Street, where we regrouped.

After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North to Folsom Boulevard.

On Folsom Boulevard we skated West 1 block to 58th Street, where we skated North to M Street.

We skated East on M Street to Elvas. On Elvas we skated East a few blocks until we were able to enter Sac State.

At Sac State none of us enjoyed going up and down the parking lot. There was too much traffic.

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, 20th Street, and S Street regrouping several times along the way.

Mitchell's Global Positioning System (GPS) showed that we skated 11.8 miles.

After the skate, Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, and myself enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

November 3, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Speed Racer (Guy), Mitchell, and Pussie Cat (Yvonne) pose at East Portal Park on the October 27, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 5 skaters. I was in Anaheim for a union meeting. Mitchell led 5 skaters on a skate to West Sacramento.

After the skate, several skaters enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

October 27, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Bryan, John, Speed Racer (Guy), and Pussie Cat (Yvonne) pose at Halloween decorated house on the October 27, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters. We decided to do a Sacramento State skate. Mitchell did a good job leading us.

First we skated East on S Street. Then, we skated South on 32nd Street to T Street. On T Street we again skated East to 59th Street, where we regrouped.

After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North to Folsom Boulevard.

On Folsom Boulevard we skated West 1 block to 58th Street, where we skated North to M Street.

We skated East on M Street to Elvas. Near Elvas we posed at a house with Halloween decoration. (See photo.) On Elvas we skated East a few blocks until we were able to enter Sac State.

At Sac State none of us enjoyed going up and down the parking lot. There was too much traffic.

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, 20th Street, and S Street regrouping several times along the way.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate, Brian, Guy, John, Mitchell, and I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

October 20, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Caemon and Bernie pose near the Sacramento Marina on the October 20, 2003 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Mitchell.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters. The Halloween Skate will be on October 27, Monday. Costumes will be optional! I also announced that the carved pumpkins were at 26th Street and 3rd Avenue last year. They will probably be there this year on Halloween, 10/31/2003. As suggested by Mitchell, we decided to skate South on the Sacramento River Levee.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping, we skated South on Front Street across Broadway. We then rested near the Sacramento Marina (See photo.).

After regrouping, we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and resting we decided to go East on Sutterville Road to the front of the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Avenue.

After regrouping we skated through and around Land Park. We then skated North to a high school on Vallejo. After regrouping and resting we skated West on Vallejo and North on Land Park Boulevard to the Tower Theater.

After regrouping at the Tower Theater , we returned to our 3rd and S starting point, by skating West on Broadway to 11th Street, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate Mitchell, Steve, and I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

October 13, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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John, Guy, and Krysten pose at the Tower Theater on the October 13, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters, including a new skater, Krysten, who commutes on inline skates. I announced that the carved pumpkins were at 26th Street and 3rd Avenue last year. They will probably be there this year on Halloween, 10/31/2003. We decided to skate South on the Sacramento River Levee.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway.

After regrouping we skated West on Broadway to Ramp Street. Then we skated down to the marina and back up.

After regrouping, we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and resting we decided to go East on Sutterville Road to the front of the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Avenue.

After regrouping we skated through and around Land Park. We then skated North to a high school on Vallejo. After regrouping and resting we skated North on Marty Street to the Tower Theater.

After regrouping at the Tower Theater (See photo.), we returned to our 3rd and S starting point, by skating West on Broadway to 11th Street, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate Guy, John, and I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

October 6, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Mitchell, Steve, Bryan, look at a Halloween decorated house near Elvas Avenue on the October 6, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 8 skaters, including a new skater, Robin. As most skaters wanted, we did a Sac State via T Street skate.

First we skated East on S Street. Then, we skated South on 32nd Street to T Street. On T Street we again skated East to 59th Street, where we regrouped.

After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North to Folsom Boulevard.

On Folsom Boulevard we skated West 1 block to 58th Street, where we skated North to M Street.

We skated East on M Street to Elvas. Near Elvas we looked at a house with Halloween decoration. (See photo.) On Elvas we skated East a few blocks until we were able to enter Sac State.

At Sac State most of us enjoyed going up and down the parking lot.

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, other streets, R Street, and S Street regrouping several times along the way.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate 6 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

September 29, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Craig, Dick, Steve, Bryan, Mitchell, Jason, and Gordon at Vallejo's after the September 29, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 9 skaters, including a new skater, Patrick. As suggested and led by Craig, we did a South Area skate.

First we skated East in the alley between R and S Streets. Then, we skated South to S Street, where we resumed skating East. When we reached 24th Street, stopping on the way at a weird house near 3rd Avenue and 23 rd Street, we skated South on 24th Street to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping, we skated West on Sutterville Road up up and over the bridge. !!!!Wheeee!!!!!

After skating around in Sacramento City College, we skated around in Land Park. Extensively. Then we skated North on 17th Street to the high school on Vallejo.

After regrouping,we skated North on Marty to the Tower Theater. After again regrouping (remarqueably), we returned to our 3rd and S starting point by skating East on Broadway, North on 11th, and West on S.

The consensus estimate was that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate 8 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's. (See photo.)

Bernie

September 22, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Yvonne, Mitchell, Alexander, Bryan, Guy, Caedmon, John, Rick, and Steve posing at T and Alhambra on the September 22, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 10 skaters. Rick, who has been in Utah for 4 years, rejoined us. We decided to do a Sac State via T Street skate. The skate was mainly led by Guy. Steve did the sweep, making sure no skaters were left behind.

First we skated East on S Street. Around 30th Street, we regrouped and skated South to T Street, where we resumed skating East.

After we crossed Alhambra Boulevard, we stopped to pose for a photo. (See photo.)

After posing we skated East on T Street to 59th Street. When we reached 59th Street, we regrouped, then we skated North to Folsom Boulevard.

On Folsom Boulevard we skated West 1 block to 58th Street, where we skated North to M Street.

We skated East on M Street to Elvas. On Elvas we skated East a few blocks until we were able to enter Sac State.

At Sac State most of us enjoyed going up and down the parking lot.

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, 11th Street and R Street, regrouping several times along the way.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate 5 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

September 15, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Yvonne, Guy, and Craig regrouping at the Sacramento Marina on the September 15, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 8 skaters. As suggested by Mitchell and led by Guy, we did a new version of a Sacramento Levee skate.

First Guy led us North on 3rd Street to O Street. On O Street we skated West to Front Street. After regrouping, we skated South on Front Street (newly paved) across Broadway to the Sacramento Marina. After regrouping (See photo.). we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and resting we decided to go East on Sutterville Road to Riverside Avenue. Then we skated North on Riverside Avenue 13th Avenue, where we skated East to Land park Drive. On Land Park Drive we skated South to the entrance of the Sacramento Zoo.

After regrouping we skated through and around Land Park. We then skated North to a high school on Vallejo. After regrouping and resting we skated North on Marty and 17th Streets to the Tower Theater. After regrouping at the Tower Theater, we returned to our 3rd and S starting point, by skating West on Broadway to 11th Street, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street.

I estimate that we skated 10 to 12 miles.

After the skate 6 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

September 8, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Bernie, Gerald, Gordon, Ron, Dean, and John pose at a Veterans Memorial on the September 8, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 7 skaters. After discussion, we decided on a West Sacramento skate.

Mitchell led us on our West Sacramento skate. First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Then we skated West to Front Street. After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street to the Tower Bridge.

We next skated West over the Tower Bridge, North to skate around the Money Building. We paused for a photo at the Veterans Memorial between the Money Building and the Sacramento River. (See photo.).

Then we again skated West to Third Street in West Sacramento. On Third Street we skated North.

We skated through and around the golf course. As we skated by the golf course, Dean found a geocache. We then skated on many streets, including Carrie, which we skated until it ended.

After awhile we returned to Downtown by skating East over the Tower Bridge. We were soon back to our 3rd and S starting point.

Dean's geocache system indicated that we skated 8.4 miles.

After the skate Gordon, Mitchell, and I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

September 1, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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15th and P Streets chalk art on the September 1, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

No one showed up. I came at 6:57 p.m. I left at 7:12 p.m. After I left I skated by the chalk art at 15th and P Streets. (See photo.). Then I skated home.

Bernie

August 25, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Guy, John, and Brian rest atop Sac State Parking Lot on the August 25, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e started with 10 skaters, but 1 had to turn back because of a sore ankle. We voted for Guy's suggestion - skating out T Street to Sac State and returning on M Street.

First we skated East on S Street. Around 30th Street, after regrouping, we skated South to T Street. On T Street we again skated East. When we reached 59th Street, we regrouped, then we skated North to Folsom Boulevard.

On Folsom Boulevard we skated West 1 block to 58th Street, where we skated North to M Street.

We skated East on M Street to Elvas. On Elvas we skated East a few blocks until we were able to enter Sac State.

At Sac State most of us enjoyed going up and down the parking lot once or twice. Twice we rested and regrouped atop the parking lot (See photo.).

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, 11th Street and S Street, regrouping several times along the way.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate, 3 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

August 18, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Steve, Jason, John, Rachel, Cindy, Gerald, Dick, Dean, Bryan, and Craig cross N Street on the August 18, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 17 skaters (our largest skate of 2003), including a new skater, Rachel's friend, John. I want to thank Dean for confirming this count. Gerald announced that the Wednesday Night Skate would meet at 4th and C in Davis at 7:00 p.m. Gordon volunteered to lead us on a Natomas skate.

First we skated East on S Street. Then we skated North on 11th Street, crossing N Street (See photo.) to the State Capitol. After regrouping we skated East on N Street to 15th Street. On 15th Street we skated North on 15th Street to Capitol Avenue.

After regrouping we skated East on Capitol Avenue to 20th Street. Then we skated North on 20th Street to enter the American River Parkway. We skated the American River Parkway to the drinking fountain near Del Paso Boulevard. After regrouping we skated West on the Parkway to Northgate Boulevard.

We skated North on Northgate Boulevard into the local neighborhood. In general we skated North and West on 3 main streets: Athena, Mendel, and Pebblewood.

After regrouping, we skated the Natomas Parkway. After skating the Natomas Parkway, the skaters skated through Discovery Park and Old Sacramento to return to their 3rd and S starting point.

Gordon estimated that we skated about 9 miles.

After the skate, 12 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

August 11, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Rachel, Ron, and Peggy rest near the East end of the Discovery Park Bridge on the August 11, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 13 skaters, including a new skater, Dick's son, Kevin. After discussion, we skated the American River Parkway.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. On O Street we skated West to Front Street, where we regrouped.

After regrouping we skated North mainly on J Street through Old Sacramento to an entrance to the American River Parkway. After a break we skated North on the Parkway to the Discovery Park Bridge (See photo.).

After regrouping, we skated West on the American River Parkway on the Discovery Park Bridge into Discovery Park.

After regrouping we skated East on the American River Parkway to the drinking fountain before Del Paso Boulevard. Five of us, led by John, skated East to Sacramento State College. They then returned via M Street. I estimate that they skated 14 miles.

Eight of us, led largely by Gordon, skated off the American River Parkway near 20th and C Streets. We returned to 3rd and S by skating South on 20th Street, West on Capitol Avenue, South on 11th Street, and West on R Street. I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, 8 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

August 4, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Gordon, Craig, Dick, Steve, and Jason near the Sacramento River on the July 14, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 12 skaters. I was not present; I skated to and from a weight-loss class. Gordon led the skaters on a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First the group skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway.

After regrouping the group skated West on Broadway to the marina. After regrouping and skating around the marina, they skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and resting Gordon led the skaters South on Riverside Avenue. Then the skaters skated through several neighborhoods to Land Park. After regrouping the skaters skated North on Land Park Avenue and other streets to return to 3rd and S.

I estimated that the group skated 10 to 12 miles.

After the skate, many of the skaters enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

July 28, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Gordon, Craig, Dick, Steve, and Jason near the Sacramento River on the July 14, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 13 skaters, including a new skater, Josh. I did not take any new photographs. Gorden led a skate that went to Sac State by going through Downtown to the C and 20th Street entrance to the American River Parkway. The skate then skated on the American River Parkway to Sac State. The skaters returned to Downtown via M Street.

I estimated that the group skated about 12 miles.

I did not skate with the group. I skated around the State Capitol several times with Josh, since his rental skates were too slow to keep up with the group.

After the skate, 12 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

July 21, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Dean, Mitchell, Steve, Lance, Bryan, Guy, Gerald, Peggy skate East on S Street on the July 21, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 10 skaters. I announced that Skate Patrol training will be on August 9, 2003, Saturday at the home of Gordon Innes at 8134 Caribbean Way. We had one new skater: Brian. We voted to do a Sac State run via S and T Streets (shade). Guy and Steve led the skate.

First we skated East on S Street (See photo.). Then we skated South to T Street. Then we skated East on T Street to 59th Street, Then we skated North on 59th Street, West on Folsom Boulevard, and North on 58th Street to M Street.

On M Street and Elvas we skated East to Sacramento State University. At Sac State most of us enjoyed going up and down the parking lot.

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, 11th Street and S Street, regrouping several times along the way.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

July 14, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Jason rotates his wheels before the July 14, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 7 skaters. We learned that Steve Lee, Craig Robertson, and I have registered to be part of the Sacramento Skate Patrol. Craig suggested that we do a reverse Sacramento River run. He then led us on such a skate.

First we skated East on the alley between R and S Streets. Then we skated South on 11th Street. We regrouped at Broadway, then we skated South on Riverside Avenue to Piedmont, regrouping at Vic's Ice Cream on the way.

At Piedmont we skated West, South, and East to make a loop back to Riverside Avenue. On Riverside Avenue we skated North to Captain's Table, where we skated West onto the Sacramento River Levee.

After regrouping, we skated North on the Sacramento River Levee to Front and O Streets, regrouping and resting near the marina along the way. After regrouping at Front and O, we skated East and South to return to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

July 7, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Guy, Jason, Rachel, Gordon, Dick, Steve or Craig, and Mitchell skate on the trail to Rio Linda on the July 7, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 11 skaters. I announced that anyone interested in being in the Sacramento Skate Patrol, should sign up by July 15 on www.active.com. After discussion, Gordon led us on a Rio Linda multi-use trail skate.

First we skated East on R Street and Capitol Avenue to 20th Street. On 20th Street we skated North to the C Street entrance to the American River Parkway. After resting, we skated North on the American River Parkway entrance to the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway we skated West briefly, then we turned North on the 7 mile branch of the American River Parkway that goes to Rio Linda. We skated 3 and a half miles toward Rio Linda (See photo.), then we turned around and skated back to the main American River Parkway. After resting, we skated West on the American River Parkway to Old Sacramento.

After resting we skated South on 2nd and 3rd Streets to return to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 12 miles.

After the skate, 9 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

June 30, 2003

musical note Surfing USA
(66K midi, 2 minutes & 25 seconds play)


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Dick, Alex, Guy, Cindy, Jason, Daidre, John, and Steve talk in Vallejo's after the June 30, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 10 skaters. After discussion, we skated an American River Parkway skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. On O Street we skated West to Front Street, where we regrouped.

After regrouping we skated North mainly on J Street through Old Sacramento to an entrance to the American River Parkway. After a break we skated North on the Parkway to the Discovery Park Bridge.

After regrouping, we skated West on the American River Parkway on the Discovery Park Bridge into Discovery Park.

After regrouping we skated East on the American River Parkway to Sacramento State College. We returned from Sacramento State College by skating West on M Street and Capitol Avenue. We then Skated North on 11th Street to R Street. On R Street we skated West to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 14 miles.

After the skate, 9 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's (See photo.).

Bernie

June 23, 2003

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Cindy, Guy, Daidre, and Natalie skate South on 3rd Street on the June 23, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 12 skaters - 2 of them new: Cindy and Jeff. Jeff was on quad skates. After discussion, we skated South for a Sacramento River skate.

First we skated South on 3rd Street (See photo.) to Broadway.

After regrouping we skated West on Broadway to the marina. After regrouping and skating around the marina, we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and resting we decided to go East on Sutterville Road to the front of the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Avenue.

After regrouping we skated through and around Land Park. We then skated North to a high school on Vallejo. After regrouping and resting we skated North on Marty and 17th Streets to the Tower Theater.

After regrouping at the Tower Theater, we returned to our 3rd and S starting point, by skating West on Broadway to 11th Street, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

June 16, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Craig, Steve, Gordon, Daidre, Mitchell, Gabriel, Jason rest at East Portal Park on the June 16, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 11 skaters. We had one new skater, Gabriel. After discussion and voting, Gordon and Mitchell led us on a skate to Sacramento State College. First we skated East on S Street. Around 32nd Street, we skated South to T Street. On T Street we again skated East to 59h Street.

We skated North on 59th Street and 58th Street to M Street. On M Street we skated East to Elvas Avenue. We skated North on Elvas Avenue to Sac State. After entering Sac State, we skated up the parking lot. Then, after resting, we skated down.

Next we skated past the parking lot to exit the front of Sac State. We then skated South to M Street. On M Street and Capitol Avenue we skated West to 11th Street. On 11th Street we skated South to S Street. Skating West on S Street we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, 7 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

June 9, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Lamont and Steve leave Old Sacramento on the American River Parkway on the May 26, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 12 skaters. I forgot my camera; no new photos. We voted to have our Skate Patrol meeting after tonight's skate.

Mitchel led us on a West Sacramento skate. First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Then we skated West to Front Street. After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street to the Tower Bridge.

We next skated West over the Tower Bridge, North to skate East of the Money Building. Then we again skated West to Third Street in West Sacramento. On Third Street we skated North.

We skated through and around the golf course. We then skated on many streets, including Carrie and Bryte (for Steve Lee our dentist). Anna and 6th Street were 2 other streets. There were many more.

After awhile we returned to Downtown by skating East over the Tower Bridge. After regrouping, we skated South on Front Street to Broadway, East on Broadway, and North on 3rd Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, 10 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's. We also had a Skate Patrol meeting.

Bernie

June 2, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Lamont and Steve leave Old Sacramento on the American River Parkway on the May 26, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 12 skaters. I was not present. Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Director, has provided this information. Gordon led a new variant of the Natomas Skate.

First the the skaters skated East on S Street. After regrouping on 20th Street, they skated North to C Street. After again regrouping they skated onto the American River Parkway. On the American River Parkway the skaters skated West to Northgate Boulevard, where they regrouped and exited the Parkway.

After skating North on Northgate they skated several streets, and then they skated West on Pebblewood Drive to Natomas Parkway. After skating the Natomas Parkway, and several other streets with new pavement and new buildings, the skaters skated through Discovery Park and Old Sacramento to return to their 3rd and S starting point.

Estimated distance skated: 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, the skaters enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

May 26, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Lamont and Steve leave Old Sacramento on the American River Parkway on the May 26, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 3 skaters - Lamont, Steve, and myself. We decided to do an American River Parkway skate. Steve led us. First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then West on O Street to Front Street.

After regrouping briefly, we skated North on Front Street to Old Sacramento, entering Old Sacramento on 2nd Street. On 2nd Street we skated North through Old Sacramento. Then we skated West to the American River Parkway.

After regrouping we skated North on the American River Parkway (See photo.) to the Discovery Park Bridge.

After regrouping and resting, we skated East on the American River Parkway across Del Paso Boulevard (regrouping and resting once on the way).

After crossing Del Paso Boulevard, we skated to exit the American River Parkway on C Street near 20th Street. After regrouping we skated South on 20th Street and West on S Street to return to our 3rd and S Streets starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, all 3 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

May 19, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Shelly, Julie, Yvonne, John, and Gordon rest at a high school on Vallejo on the May 19, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 12 skaters. We decided to do a Sacramento River skate. Mitchell led us. First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway.

After regrouping we skated West on Broadway to the marina. After regrouping and skating around the marina, we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and resting we voted to go East on Sutterville Road to the front of the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Avenue.

After regrouping we skated through and around Land Park. We then skated North to a high school on Vallejo. After regrouping and resting we skated North on Marty and 17th Streets to the Tower Theater.

After regrouping at the Tower Theater, we returned to our 3rd and S starting point, by skating West on Broadway to 11th Street, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, 7 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

May 12, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Mitchell, Steve, Martin, Gordon, and Peggy skate East on S Street on the May 12, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 7 skaters. We discussed continuing affiliation with the National Skate Patrol. Then we voted 6 to 1 to continue affiliation with the National Skate Patrol. Gordon Innes, Director, will help me take over as the new Director of the Sacramento Skate Patrol. We will have our first meeting in June 2003 at Gordon Innes's home. Details will be announced on this website soon.

After group discussion, we decided to skate to Sacramento State College Gordon led us.

 First we skated East S Street. After crossing Alhambra Boulevard we skated South to T Street.

Then we skated East on T Street to 59th Street. We skated North on 59th Street and 58th Street to M Street. On M Street we skated East to Elvas Avenue. We skated North on Elvas Avenue to Sac State.

After entering Sac State, we skated up the parking lot. Then, after resting, we skated down.

Next we skated past the parking lot to exit the front of Sac State. We then skated South to M Street. On M Street and Capitol Avenue we skated West to 20th Street. On 20th Street we skated South to S Street. Skating West on S Street we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, 3 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

May 5, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Jessica, Alex, Gordon, and Martin pose on the American River Parkway on the May 5, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 6 skaters. After group discussion, Gordon, Director of the Skate Patrol, and Mitchell led us on a North Area (Natomas) skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to N Street. Then we skated West on N Street to Front Street. On Front Street we skated North into Old Sacramento.

In Old Sacramento we skated North to the end of 2nd Street and West to the American River Parkway. After regrouping, we skated on the American River Parkway to the Discovery Park Bridge.

We skated West over the Discovery Park Bridge into Discovery Park. After a brief pause, we skated East on the American River Parkway to Northgate Boulevard. Then we skated North on Northgate Boulevard into Natomas.

We skated on several streets in Natomas, but the main skating was West on Pebblewood Drive, which took us to a Natomas Park multi-use trail. We skated South on the Natomas Park multi-use trail to Natomas Park Drive, which took us into Discovery Park.

From Discovery Park we skated back into Old Sacramento and then back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, 5 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

April 28, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Front Street in Old Sacramento from a parking lot roof on the April 28, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

Graphic letter We thought we were rained out. The Weather Channel predicted a 70% chance of rain. It was about 50 degrees (cold) and humid. The sky had a few gray clouds. But, it was dry and it never rained. I did a small skate by myself starting at 7:15 p.m. as I skated home.

I skated North on 3rd Street and Front Street to Old Sacramento, where I went up and down a City parking lot.

After skating around in Old Sacramento, I skated home.

Bernie

April 21, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000. Graphic letter We were rained out. A light intermittent rain fell in Downtown Sacramento during the day. By 6:57 p.m., about 10% of Downtown Sacramento's pavement was wet. No one showed up at 3rd and S Streets. At 7:13 p.m. I left.

Bernie

April 14, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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 Linda, Peggy, Dick, Alex, Gordon, Guy, and Martin regroup at 3rd and Broadway on the April 14, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 13 skaters. Guy announced that he and he other speed skaters would cooperate with the skate group leader. Gordon, Director of the Skate Patrol, led us on a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. After regrouping, we skated West on Broadway to Ramp Street. Then we skated South on Ramp Street to the East end of the Marina

After regrouping, we again skated South on Ramp Street to the Sacramento River Levee. Then we skated South on the Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping, we skated East on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Drive.

Then we skated East into Land Park. We skated around Land Park, then we skated North on 17th Street to the high school on Vallejo, where we regrouped.

Next we again skated North on 17th Street to the Tower Theater, where we regrouped for the last time.

Then we skated West on Broadway, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, 12 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

April 7, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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John, Gordon, Guy, Bernie, Lance, Bryan, Peggy at 3rd and S before the April 7, 2003 Monday Night Skate.  Photo by Mitchell.

e had 9 skaters. Gordon, Director of the Skate Patrol, led us on an American River Parkway skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Turning West we skated on O Street to Front Street. On Front Street we skated North into Old Sacramento. In Northwest Old Sacramento, we regrouped on the American River Parkway.

We skated North on the American River Parkway to the Bridge into Discovery Park. After regrouping, we skated West over the bridge into Discovery Park. After regrouping in Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway to just past Del Paso Boulevard, where I left the group and skated back to 3rd and S Streets. I estimate I skated 6 to 8 miles.

Led by the Gordon, the remaining 8 skaters continued East on the American River Parkway to the 6 mile marker. At the 6 mile marker they left the Parkway and skated West through Cal Expo. After skating through Cal Expo, they skated from the Southwest corner of Cal Expo's parking lot back onto the American River Parkway near the 4 mile marker. After skating West on the American River Parkway, they eventually returned to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate that they skated about 12 miles.

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 31, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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John takes off his skates after the April 10, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

e had 4 skaters - Brian, John, Steve, and myself. I forgot my camera; no new pictures. Steve Lee, who had just returned from his honeymoon in Kwai, led us as we skated to and from Sacramento State College.

First we skated East on S Street. Then we skated North on 28th Street to Capitol Ave. On Capitol Ave. we skated East to a parking lot near Andiamo's Restaurant. After resting in the parking lot, we skated East on Land M Street to East Portal Park, where we again rested.

From East Portal we skated east on M and Elvas to Sac State. In Sac State we had plan A and plan B.

Plan A was to skate up the parking lot of Sac State and ride the elevator down.

Plan B was to ride the elevator up and skate down the parking lot. We executed Plan B 3 times.

To return to town, we skated West out of Sac State on Elvas. Then we skated south on 59th Street to T Street. Skating West on T Street to 24th Street, North on 24th Street to S Street, and West on S Street, we returned to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate, Steve and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 24, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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 Steve and Mitchell on Richards Boulevard on the February 5, 2001 Monday Night Skate.

e had 2 skaters - Mitchell and myself. We waited till 7:15 p.m. When no one else showed up, we (especially Mitchell) decided not to skate.

I estimate that we skated about 0 miles.

At 7:15 p.m. both of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 17, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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 Steve and Mitchell on Richards Boulevard on the February 5, 2001 Monday Night Skate.

e had 2 skaters - Mitchell and myself. We did a West Sacramento skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After skating West over the Tower Bridge into West Sacramento, we skated South and West around Raley Field.

We skated and looked in vain for some of the smooth low-traffic industrial streets we used to skate with Dennis. Then we skated North on Jefferson Avenue to Sacramento Avenue. On Sacramento Avenue we skated East over the I Street Bridge, then we turned South into Old Sacramento.

From Old Sacramento we skated South on 4th and 3rd Streets till we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 5 miles.

After the skate, both of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 10, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Bernie, Shelly, Julie, Gordon, Martin rest at T Stret and Alhambra Boulevard on the March 10, 2003 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Mitchell.

e had 6 skaters - Gordon, Julie, Martin, Mitchell, Shelly, and myself. As Mitchell suggested, we skated to Sacramento State University.

First we skated South on 4th Street to T Street. Then we skated East on T Street, regrouping several times, to 59th Street. We skated North on 59th Street to M Street. On M Street we skated East to Elvas Avenue. We skated North on Elvas Avenue to Sac State.

After entering Sac State, we skated past the parking lot to exit the front of Sac State. We then skated South to M Street. On M Street and Capitol Avenue we skated West to 20th Street. On 20th Street we skated South to S Street. Skating West on S Street we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, all 6 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 3, 2003

Surfing USA
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Steve Lee skates backwards on 28th Street on the April 15, 2002 Monday Night Skate.

e had 2 skaters - Steve, and myself. As Steve suggested, we did an combined American River Parkway and Downtown skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street and East on O Street to Front Street. From Front Street we skated into Old Sacramento. After skating North through Old Sacramento, we got on the American River Parkway.

After breaking, we skated North on the Parkway to the bridge into Discovery Park. After breaking, we skated over the bridge into Discovery Park. Then we skated on the American River Parkway East. When we got near the 12th Street Bridge, we exited the Parkway to skate over the 12 Street Bridge back into town.

In town we skated West on Richard's Boulevard to enter a housing project. After skating East through the housing project, we were soon on 12th Street. We skated South on 12 Street to I Street, where we skated West to 11th and I, the best parking lot in the world. We elevatored up and skated down this wonderful parking lot 3 times.

We next skated South to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 7 to 9 miles.

After the skate, both of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

February 24, 2003

Johnny Be Good
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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000. Graphic letter We were rained out. A light rain started in Downtown Sacramento around 6:15 p.m. which made the streets wet.

Bernie

February 17, 2003

Surfing USA
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Kevin, Steve, Chris rest in parking lot near Andiamo's on the February 17, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 4 skaters - Chris, Kevin, Steve, and myself. Kevin may move to Florida for a new employment opportunity. He likes our Sac State skates, so Steve led us on a Sac State skate.

First we skated East on S Street to 28th Street, where we skated North to Capitol Avenue. On Capitol Avenue we skated East to a parking lot near Andiamo's restaurant, where we regrouped and took a break.

From the parking lot we skated east on M Street to East Portal Park, where we took a break. From east Portal Park we skated east on M Street to Elvas, where we skated into Sacramento State College.

In Sac State, starting from the ground floor, we twice rode the elevator up to the top of the parking lot, and Skated round and round to the to the bottom. Fun!!! Plus on top of the parking lot we could listen to the drum band practicing!

To return to our 3rd and S starting point, we skated West on M Street, South on Alhambra Boulevard, and West on Capitol Avenue to 15th Street. On 15th Street we skated South to S Street, where we skated West back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, all 4 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

February 10, 2003

Surfing USA
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Chris (standing) and Steve (sitting) near Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road on the February 10, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 3 skaters - Chris, Steve, and myself. As suggested and led by Steve, we skated South to do an enhanced Sacramento River skate.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. After regrouping, we skated West on Broadway to a southern part of the Marina. After regrouping we skated around the whole Marina to the beginning of Ramp Street.

Next we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping, we skated East on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Drive.

After regrouping, we skated around in Land Park Then we agreed to skate to Curtis Park, so we skated South and East in Land Park to Sacramento City College. After briefly skating around in Sacramento City College, we skated South to Sutterville Road.

Skating East on Sutterville Road, we skated up up and over the bridge down to Curtis Park. !!!!What a thrill!!!!

From Sutterville Road we skated North on Curtis Park Drive and other streets to Second Avenue, where we skated West to Land Park Drive. On Land Park Drive we skated North to the Tower Theater, where we took a break.

After regrouping and resting, we skated West on Broadway, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, all 3 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

February 3, 2003

Surfing USA
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Bernie, Norma, Mitchell, Gloria, Steve in Vallejo's after the January 13, 2003 Monday Night Skate.
	       Photo by Chris.

e had 4 skaters - Chris, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. I didn't take any new photographs. On my way from home to 3rd and S, I lost a fanny pack with the 3 walkie-talkies that belong to our Skate Patrol. I didn't notice where the fanny pack came off. We spent the first 2/3's of the skate retracing my skate from home, trying to find the lost fanny pack and walkie-talkies. To no avail.

The last third of the skate we devoted to a downtown Sacramento skate. We included a downtown EDD park and the greatest parking lot in the world at 11th and I Streets. Riding up the elevator and skating down this parking lot twice was thrills.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, all 4 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

Janauary 27, 2003

Surfing USA
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Kevin, Chris, Steve in West Sacramento on January 27, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 5 skaters - Chris, Kevin, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. As suggested by Mitchell, we skated North and West and did a West Sacramento skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street and East on O Street to Front Street. On Front Street we skated North to Capitol Mall. Then we skated over the Tower Bridge, and North and east arouund the Mony Store Building into West Sacramento.

In West Sacramento we soon turned North. I can't remember the names and the sequence of streets, but we skated at least 5 or 6 including Clubhouse and Lighthouse.

To return to Sacramento from West Sacramento, we skated East over the Tower Bridge. Then we skated South to return to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, all 5 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

Janauary 20, 2003

Surfing USA
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Erick, Chris hold street sign at 3rd and Broadway on January 20, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e had 3 skaters - Chris, Erick, and myself. As suggested by Chris, we skated South and did a Sacramento River run.

O'Dell kindly donated a video tape to our group. It shows a recent Paris Friday Night Skate with thousands of bicyclists and skaters (mostly skaters) skating through the heart of Paris with a police and ambulance escort. I hope to show this video at our next Skate Patrol meeting.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. After regrouping, we skated West on Broadway to a southern part of the Marina. After regrouping we skated around the whole Marina to the beginning of Ramp Street.

Next we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping, we skated East on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento Zoo on Land Park Drive.

After regrouping, we skated around in Land Park Then we skated North parallel to Land Park Drive to the high school on Vallejo, where we regrouped.

Then we skated North on 17th Street and Marty Street to the Tower Theater. After regrouping and resting, we skated West on Broadway, North on 11th Street, and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, Chris and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

Janauary 13, 2003

Surfing USA
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Bernie, Norma, Mitchell, Gloria, Steve in Vallejo's after the January 13, 2003 Monday Night Skate.
	       Photo by Chris.

e had 4 skaters - Chris, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. Mitchell led us on a surface street skate to near Sac State and back.

First we skated East on S Street to 28th Street, where we skated North to Capitol Avenue. On Capitol Avenue we skated East to a parking lot near Andiamo's restaurant, where we regrouped and took a break.

From the parking lot we skated east on M Street to East Portal Park, where we took a break. From east Portal Park we skated east on M Street to 58th Street, where we skated South to T Street.

On T and S Streets we skated West back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, all 4 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's. Chris kindly took a photograph of 3 of us with the waitresses Norma and Gloria.

Bernie

Janauary 6, 2003

Surfing USA
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Chris, Steve, Mitchell in West Sacramento on the January 6, 2003 Monday Night Skate.

e started with 5 skaters. One turned back, so we had 4. Mitchell led us on a West Sacramento skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street, then we skated West on N Street to Front Street After a brief regrouping, we skated North on Front Street and West over the Tower Bridge. In West Sacramento we soon turned North. I can't remember the names and the sequence of streets, but we skated at least 5 or 6 including Lighthouse and Carrie.

To return to Sacramento from West Sacramento, we skated East up over the I Street Bridge and down into the AmTrack Station.

From the AmTrack Station we skated South to return to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, all 4 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie



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