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2004 Monday Night Skates (Leaving 3rd & S at 7:00 p.m.)

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December 27, 2004

musical note Surfing USA
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42nd Street Christmas lights. Photo by Brian on the December 27, 2004 Monday Night Skate. "Santa Claus" Brian poses  on the December 27, 2004 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Brian.

The streets were wet from light rain earlier in the day and intermittent sprinkles were occurring. No one else showed up so I decided I would skate to Sac State.

I went down S St. to 8th St, 8th St. to L St. and L down to 19th where I cut back north to K St. and took K down to Alhambra.

I took L St. to 53rd and then connected with M St. For the wet conditions M St. has really nice asphalt. Smooth skating down to 62nd.

Along the way I stopped at 42nd St. They still had their lighting display on with light crossing over the street in a canopy. See 42nd Street Lights photo.

I took 62nd over to Elvas and then the CSUS bike path connection over to the parking structure. Using my camera's timer I took my smiling photo. See SantaSkater2 photo.

I returned to 4th and S the same route except, instead K St, I took Capitol. Other than the wet streets (skating on outside edges is required and short push strokes to keep from sliding out) the weather was okay -- slightly cool with a light breeze. This is a 12 mile loop. Lots of slippery fun. Hope to see you and the rest of the group next week. Keep Skating!

Brian

December 20, 2004

White Christmas
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 "Santa" Brian stops at "Santa Stops Here" sign on 48th Street on the December 20, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 4 skaters - Brian, Mitchell, Steve, and myself.

To start our Christmas Lights Skate, we skated North on 3rd Street so that we could skate to 7th and K to see the Ice skaters and the Downtown Plaza Christmas Tree.

Next we skated East on L Street to Capitol Park where we looked at the Capitol Christmas Tree. After regrouping, we skated East on several streets including M Street to 39th Street.

On 39th Street we skated South to T Street. On T Street we skated East to 48th Street, where we skated North for 2 or 3 blocks to a generous and spectacular display of lights and music ( See photo. ).

Next we skated South back to T Street. Then we skated East to 53rd Street and North to S Street. While at this Christmas Lights Capitol of the World we were able to see MANY lights and talk to a very conscientious Santa Claus (Joe).

After regrouping by Santa Claus, we returned to 3rd and S by skating West on T and S Streets. On the way Brian helped me fix a skate that was losing a wheel. Thanks, Brian!

I estimated that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate all 4 of us enjoyed food and beverage at Vallejo's. Brian volunteered to coordinate the December 27, Monday, 2004 skate. I will be away for Christmas.

I certified Brian as a Skate Patrol member so he could lead the next Monday Night Skate. He will take the written Skate Patrol test some Monday in January.

Bernie

December 13, 2004

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


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Gordon, Gerald, Brian, Bernie, and Rachael pose by the State Capitol Christmas Tree on the December 13, 2004 Monday Night Skate.  Photo by Steve. Gordon,  Brian, Santa Claus (Joe), Rachael, and Gerald pose near 53rd and S on the December 13, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Brian, Gerald, Gordon, Rachael, Steve, and myself. As promised, Gordon led us on a great Christmas Lights skate.

First we skated East on S Street. Then we skated North to Capitol Mall, where we visited the Christmas Tree at the State Capitol ( See first photo. ).

Next we skated East through Capitol Park and East on Capitol Avenue to a parking lot near Andiamo's Restaurant, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street, skating North and.or South on numeric streets along the way to look at Christmas lights, to East Portal Park.

After regrouping at East Portal Park, we continued East to 58th Street, where we skated South to T Street. On T Street we skated West to 53rd Street. On 53rd Street, we skated North to S Street to see a wonderland of Christmas Lights and Santa Claus ( See second photo. ).

Next we skated East on T Street to 48th Street, where we skated North a few blocks to see another wonderland of Christmas lights.

After skating South to return to T Street, we skated West on T Street and S Street to return to our 3rd ab=nd S starting point.

I estimated that we skated about 10 miles.

After the skate, Brian , Gordon, and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation in Ernesto's.

Bernie

December 7, 2004

Johnny Be Good
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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000. I was faked out by the expectation of rain. I went outdoors at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 p.m. Each time I was hit by 1 or 2 raindrops. The sky was dark GREY. The air was COLD and damp. The weather channel said there was an 80% chance of rain. I did not skate to 3rd and S. Around 9:00 p.m. it really started to rain.

Brian showed up and sktated by himself. He skated through Old Sacramento to Richartds Boulevard. Then he skated back to 3rd and S on 7th Street.

Bernie

November 29, 2004

White Christmas
(33K midi, 3 minutes & 4 seconds play)


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Brian prepares to skate in the 3rd and S Parking Lot before the November 29, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 3 skaters - Brian, Mitchell, and myself. First, we put on our skates and protective gear ( See photo. ). I announced that our Christmas Lights Skates would be on December 6, 13, and 20, 2004. Gordon would lead at least some of these skates. Click here to see our main 2003 Christmas Lights Skate. As suggested by Brian, we decided to skate South for a special Sacramento River Levee skate - one that would look for and possibly skate overpasses.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. Then we skated West on O Street to Front Street, where we regrouped. After regrouping, we skated South on Front Street across Broadway to the Marina, where we regrouped.

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

After regrouping at Sutterville Road, we skated South to Captain's Table, where we exited the Sacramento Levee onto Riverside Avenue. Next we skated South, passing a pedestrian freeway overpass, to Seamas, where we skated East.

After skating a few blocks East on Seamas, we skated North on a street I don't remember the name of. We skated Est and North on several streets. Then we were on Land Park skating North to Sutterville Road. After regrouping we skated past the Sacramento Zoo into Land Park.

After skating through and around in Land Park we skated North on 17th Street to the High School at the corner of Land Park and Vallejo, where we regrouped.

After regrouping we skated North on Marty to the Tower Theatre. after regrouping, 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 about 10 miles.

After the skate all 3 of us enjoyed food and beverage at Vallejo's.

Bernie

November 22, 2004

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


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Steve skates on the Sacramento River Levee on the November 22, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 2 skaters - Steve, and myself. I announced that our Christmas Lights Skates would be on December 6, 13, and 20, 2004. Gordon would lead at least some of these skates. Click here to see our main 2003 Christmas Lights Skate. We decided to skate South for a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. After regrouping we skated West on Broadway past Front Street, then - after regrouping - we skated around the Marina, then we again regrouped.

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

After regrouping at Sutterville Road, 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 on 17th Street to the school on Vallejo, where we regrouped.

After regrouping we skated North on Land Park Drive to the Tower Theatre. after regrouping, 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 about 8 miles.

After the skate I enjoyed food and beverage at Vallejo's. And, I remembered the unsolved murder of John F. Kennedy 41 years ago.

Bernie

November 15, 2004

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


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Steve, Brian, and Gordon pose near Horse at Safeway at 18th and S on the November 1, 2004 Monday Night Skate. Globe Pumpkin on the November 1, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters - Brian, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. I took no new photos. I announced that we would have Christmas Lights Skates December 6, 13, and 20. We decided to do a West Sacramento skate. Mitchell led provided much of the leadership.

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

After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street to Capitol Avenue, where we skated West over the Tower Bridge into Old Sacramento.

In West Sacramento we skated North on 3rd Street. Then we skated North on 4th Street. We skated through and around the golf course on Lighthouse Drive and other streets.

Regrouping several time, we skated on several streets, then we started our return.

Soon we skated East on Tower Bridge back into Downtown Sacramento. We returned to 3rd and S by skating South on Front Street, East on O Street, and South on 3rd Street.

I estimate we skated 6-8 miles.

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

Bernie

November 8, 2004

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


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Bernie, Mitchell, Brian pose near T Street & Alhambra Boulevard on the November 8, 2004 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Steve.

graphic letter We had 4 skaters - Brian, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. I forgot my camera; no new photos. I announced that our Christmas Lights Skates would be on December 6, 13, and 20, 2004. Gordon would lead at least some of these skates. Click here to see our main 2003 Christmas Lights Skate. We decided to skate to Sac State on T Street.

First we skated East on S Street, then we skated East on T Street. We paused for a photo at Alhambra Boulevard and T Street. See photo. After the photo, we continued skating East on T Street to 59th Street. After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North from T Street 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 we enjoyed going up and down the parking lot. Whee!!!

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

I estimate that we skated about 12 miles.

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

Bernie

November 1, 2004

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


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Hand carved pumpkin on 26th Street near 3rd Avenue on the November 1, 2004 Monday Night Skate. Gordon, Steve, Bernie, and Mitchell pose near the Tower Theater on the November 1, 2004 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Brian.

graphic letter W e had 5 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, Steve (For a costume, he wore nun.), and myself (Captain Rollerblade).. We decided first to skate to see the hand-carved pumpkins on 26th Street.

First we skated East on S Street. Then we skated South on 26th Street. Near 3rd Avenue we saw 40 or more hand-carved pumpkins (For sample, see photo on left.).

After looking at the pumpkins, as suggested by Mitchell, we skated South on 26th Street to Sutterville Road. On Sutterville Road we skated West up up and over the bridge near Hugh's Stadium !!!WHEEEEE!!!.

Next we skated through and around in Sacramento City College. Then we went through Land Park. Then we skated North on 17th Street to the High School on Vallejo, where we regrouped.

After regrouping, we skated North on Land Park Drive to the Tower Theater, where we regrouped for the last time. (See photo on right.) .

After regrouping 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 8-10 miles.

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

Bernie

October 25, 2004

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


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Mitchell and Jody relaxe at Vallejo's after the October 18, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 4 skaters - Brian, Mitchell, Jody, and myself. I forgot my camera; no new photos. I announced that our Halloween Skate- with skaters in costumes and a skate to see hand-carved pumpkins - will be on Monday, November 1, 2004. We decided, because of many leaves on the streets, to skate South for a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. After regrouping we skated West on Broadway to Front Street, where we skated South to the Marina, where we regrouped.

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

After regrouping at Sutterville Road, 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 on 17th Street to the school on Vallejo, where we regrouped.

After regrouping we skated North on Marty Street to the Tower Theatre. after regrouping, 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 about 8 miles.

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

Bernie

October 18, 2004

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


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Mitchell and Jody relaxe at Vallejo's after the October 18, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 3 skaters - Mitchell, Jody, and myself. I announced that our Halloween Skate- with skaters in costumes and a skate to see hand-carved pumpkins - will be on Monday, November 1, 2004. As suggested and led by Mitchell, we skated into and from West Sacramento.

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

After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street to Capitol Avenue, where we skated West over the Tower Bridge into Old Sacramento.

In West Sacramento we skated North on 3rd Street. We skated through and around the golf course.

Regrouping several time, we skated on several streets, as we started our return.

Soon we skated East on Tower Bridge back into Downtown Sacramento. We returned to 3rd and S by skating South on Front Street, East on O Street, and South on 3rd Street.

I estimate that we skated about 6 miles.

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

Bernie

October 11, 2004

Johnny Be Good
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Brian, Mitchell, Steve, and Jody regroup on S Street on the October 4, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 4 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Jody, and myself. I took no new pictures. See photo from last week. As suggested and led by Gordon, we skated 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, where we skated South to the Marina After regrouping at the Marian, we again skated South on Ramp Street to the Sacramento River Levee, where we again skated South to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping at Sutterville Road, we continued South on the Levee to Captain's Table, where we exited from the Sacramento River Levee. After again regrouping, we skated East and North through several neighborhoods.

As we continued East and North, we entered Land Park near the Sacramento Zoo. After skating around in Land Park, we skated North to the High School at Vallejo and Land Park, where we regrouped.

Next we skated North on Marty and 17th Street to the Tower Theater, where we again regrouped. To return to our 3rd and S starting point, we skated West on Broadway to 11th Street, North on 11th Street to S Street, and West on S Street to 3rd and S.

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

Bernie

October 4, 2004

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


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Mitchell, Steve, Jody, and Bernie regroup on S Street on the October 4, 2004 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Brian.

graphic letter W e had 5 skaters Brian, Jody, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. As suggested and largely led by MitchellI, we skated to and from Sac State.

First we skated East on S Street, then we skated East on T Street. We pausesd for photos at Alhamba Boulevard and T Street. See photo. After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North from T Street 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 we enjoyed going up and down the parking lot. Whee!!!

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

I estimate that we skated about 12 miles.

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

Bernie

September 27, 2004

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


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Martin, Steve, and Alex atop parking lot at Sac State  on the September 13, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 7 or 8 skaters.

Gordon coordinated and led the skate, which skated North to the Natomas area. A skate of 6 to 8 miles.

Bernie

September 20, 2004

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


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Martin, Steve, and Alex atop parking lot at Sac State  on the September 13, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 7 or 8 skaters.

Gordon coordinated and led the skate, which was a skate down the Sacramento River Levee. A skate of 6 to 8 miles.

Bernie

September 13, 2004

Johnny Be Good
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Martin, Steve, and Alex atop parking lot at Sac State  on the September 13, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 9 skaters, Alex, Casey, Felicia, Gordon, Guy, Martin, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. I announced that I planned to be gone September 20 and September 27; I plan to be on a trip with my mother. Gordon, former track star, former skating race winner, and former Sacramento Skate Patrol Director, will coordinate the Monday Night Skate while I am gone.

Guy suggested that we skate to Sac State. After some discussion we did plan and execute a Sac State Skate, skating to Sac State on S and T Streets and back on M Street. Gordon and Mitchell led most of the skate.

First we skated East on S Street, then we skated East on T Street. After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North from T Street 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 we enjoyed going up and down the parking lot. Whee!!! See photo.

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

I estimate that we skated about 12 miles.

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

Bernie

September 6, 2004

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


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Steve and Casey look at chalk art on the September 6, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters, Casey, Steve, and myself. I announced that I would be gone September 20 and September 27; I would be on a trip with my mother. After some discussion we did a chalk art and Land Park skate.

First we skated East on S Street. Then we skated North on several streets to 15th and Q Streets where we stopped in the park to look at chalk art (See photo.).

After looking around the block at the sidewalk chalk art, we skated South on 15th Street, East on S and T Streets, and South on 24th Street to 2nd Avenue, where we skated West to Land Park Drive.

On Land Park Drive we skated South to 11th Avenue, where we regrouped. Next we skated West on 11th Avenue to Riverside. On Riverside we skated North to Broadway, where we regrouped for the last time.

Skating North on 11th Street, and West on S Street we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 6 miles.

After the skate Casey, her friend, Teniel, and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

August 30, 2004

Johnny Be Good
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Casey and Steve skate down a West Sacramento hill on the August 30, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 8 skaters, Adriana, Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. After some discussion we did a West Sacramento skated, which Gordon led. Adriana was not feeling good, so she returned to 3rd and S shortly after the skate started.

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

After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street to Capitol Avenue, where we skated West over the Tower Bridge into Old Sacramento.

In West Sacramento we skated North on 3rd Street. We skated through and around the golf course. We skated a lap on the smooth pavement of Fountain and River Drive (See photo.).

Regrouping several time, we skated on many streets, including Carrie and Anna.

Soon we skated East on Tower Bridge back into Downtown Sacramento. We returned to 3rd and S by skating South on Front Street, East on O Street, and South on 3rd Street.

I estimate that we skated about 8 miles.

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

Bernie

August 23, 2004

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


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Steve, Adriana, Craig, and Martin regroup on the American River Parkway on the August 23, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 5 skaters, Adriana, Craig, Martin, Steve, and myself. After some discussion we did an American River Parkway skate.

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

After regrouping, we skated North on Front Street into Old Sacramento. In Old Sacramento we skated North on J Street to an entrance to the American River Parkway, where we regrouped.

We skated North on the American River Parkway to the Discovery Parkway Bridge, where we regrouped.

After regrouping at the Discovery Parkway Bridge, we skated West over the Discovery Park Bridge into Discovery Park. After regrouping near the restrooms, we skated East on the American River Parkway to our next regrouping and resting point on the American River Parkway (See photo.).

Continuing East on the American River Parkway, regrouping once along the way we exited the Parkway on C Street between 19th and 20th Streets.

After regrouping, we skated South on 20th Street and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S Streets starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 6 miles.

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

Bernie

August 16, 2004

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


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Guy, Adriana, and Steve at Vallejo's after  the August 16, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 9 skaters, Adriana, Angela, Dawn, Gordon, Guy, John, Martin, Steve, and myself. Gordon suggested that we do a Sacramento River skate, and he volunteered to lead it.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. At Broadway Angela and Dawn returned to our starting point. After regrouping at Broadway, 7 of us skated West on Broadway to Front Street, where we skated South.

We skated South on Front Street to the Sacramento Marina, where we regrouped. Next we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road, where we regrouped.

Next Gordon led us East on Sutterville Road to Riverside Avenue. Regrouping along the way, we skated North on Riverside Avenue to the Target parking lot at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Broadway. After regrouping for the last time, we skated North on 11th Street, and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 6 to 8 miles.

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

Bernie

August 9, 2004

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


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Casey, Martin, Craig, Gordon, and Guy skate East on S Street on the August 9, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 7 skaters, Casey, Craig, Gordon, Guy, Martin, Steve, and myself. Gordon suggested that we do a skate to Sacramento State College, and he volunteered to lead it.

First we skated East on S Street (See photo.), then we skated East on T Street. After regrouping at 59th Street, we skated North from T Street 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 we enjoyed going up and down the parking lot.

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

I estimate that we skated about 12 miles.

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

Bernie

August 2, 2004

Johnny Be Good
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Guy, Brian, and Gordon skate East on the American River Parkway on the August 2, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters, Brian, Gordon, Guy, and myself. Gordon suggested that we do a Natomas skate, and he volunteered to lead it.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. Next we skated North on Front Street and J Street to and through Old Sacramento onto the American River Parkway.

After regrouping on the American River Parkway, we skated North to the bridge into Discovery Park, where we again regrouped.

After skating into Discovery Park, we again regrouped. Then we skated East on the American River Parkway (See photo.), regrouping once along the way, to Northgate Boulevard, where we skated North.

After crossing Garden Highway on Northgate Boulevard, we skated South and North on several streets, including Mendel Way and Pebblewood Drive. Before leaving Pebblewood Drive, we regrouped and took a break.

Then we skated on the Natomas Parkway and Natomas Parkway Drive into Discovery Park. In and from Discovery Park we skated on the American River Parkway back into Old Sacramento. After one last regrouping, we the returned to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

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

Bernie

July 26, 2004

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


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Derek prepares to put a bandaid on a blister on the July 26, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters, Brian, Derek, Gordon, Guy, Mitchell, and myself. Gordon suggested that we skate along the Sacramento River, and that's what we did, led mainly by Gordon and Mitchell.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, and West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping, we skated South on Front Street to Broadway, where we again regrouped.

Next we skated South on Ramp Street to the Marina. Without much of a stop, we continued South on Ramp Street and then on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After regrouping and discussing , Gordon led us on our next step East on Sutterville Road to Riverside Avenue, where we skated North. After skating North on Riverside Avenue, we skated East on 13th Avenue into Land Park. We skated around the Western part of Land Park for a while, then we crossed Land Park Drive near the Sacramento Zoo into the Eastern part of Land Park, where we regrouped .(See photo.).

After skating around in the Eastern part of Land Park, we skated North on 18th Street to a high school on Vallejo, where we regrouped. Next we skated North on Marty Street to the Tower Theater, where we again regrouped.

Next 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 about 8 to 10 miles.

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

Bernie

July 19, 2004

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


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Gordon and Steve look at activities in East Portal Park on the July 19, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters, Gordon, Steve, and myself. As suggested and led by Gordon, we skated to Sac State on M Street.

First we skated North and East on several streets including Capitol Ave till we reached the parking lot near Andiamo's, where we rested.

Next we skated East on L Street and M Street to East Portal Park (See photo.). After resting at East Portal Park, we continued skating on M Street to Elvas, where we entered Sac State.

At Sac State we enjoyed going up and down the great parking lot. !!!WHEEE!!! We also enjoyed watching a rhythm group practice their marching and dancing.

From Sac State we skated on Elvas to F Street. We skated West on F Street until it ended, then we skated West on E Street until it ended, then we skated West on D Street to McKinley Boulevard.

On McKinley we skated West until Alhambra Boulevard. On Alhambra we skated South to K Street, where we skated West. Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 14 to 16 miles.

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

Bernie

July 12, 2004

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Skaters and bike riders come East on S Street on the June 17, 2002 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters, John and myself. John wanted to skate with a larger group; not just with me. So, I skated by myself. First I skated North on 3rd Street, West on O Street, and North on Front Street into Old Sacramento.

Next I skated East on the American River Parkway, stopping twice to pick blackberries.When I reached Del Paso Boulevard, I skated South up over and down (Wheee!) on the 12th Street Bridge. After reaching and skating West on Richards Boulevard, I skated home. A decent 6 to 8 mile workout.

After the skate no one enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

July 5, 2004

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Skaters and bike riders come East on S Street on the June 17, 2002 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters Gordon and myself. As suggested and led by Gordon, we did South on the Sacramento River Levee skate. I did not take any photos.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. On Broadway we skated West to Ramp Street, where we skated South. We skated South on Ramp Street, then we skated South on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

At Sutterville Road we rested, then we skated East on Sutterville Road to Land Park Drive and the Sacramento Zoo. After resting at the Sacramento Zoo, we skated through and around in Land Park.

Next we skated North to the high school on Vallejo, where we rested. Next we skated North on Marty to the Tower Theater, our final rest stop.

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

I estimate that we skated about 9 miles.

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

Bernie

June 28, 2004

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Ron, Will, and Craig pose in front of the I Street Bridge on the June 28, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters Craig, Ron, Will, and myself. As Craig suggested, we did a part way to Rio Linda skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping we skated North on Front Street into Old Sacramento.

In Old Sacramento we skated North on 2nd Street. When 2nd Street ended, we skated West onto the American River Parkway near the I Street Bridge (See photo.).

After resting, we skated North on the American River Parkway to the Discovery Park Bridge. Next we skated West on the Discovery Park Bridge into Discovery Park. After regrouping, we skated East on the American River Parkway to the branch of the American River Parkway that goes to Rio Linda, where we turned North.

We skated about 2 and a half miles toward Rio Linda, then we returned - all on the American River Parkway. Back on the main American River Parkway, we skated onto Del Paso Boulevard, and then over the 12th Street Bridge (Whee!!!) and onto Richards Boulevard.

On Richards Boulevard we skated West to 7th Street. On 7th Street we skated South into town. Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 12 to 14 miles.

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

Bernie

June 21, 2004

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Gordon, Craig, Steve, and Guy look through the fence at the Sacramento Zoo on the June 21, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 9 skaters to start, including Brian, Craig, Gordon, Guy, Mitchell, Steve, Will, and myself. 7 skaters finished. To skate in sympathy with Friends of the the Sacramento Greenway, and their 6:00 p.m. party today, we decided to do a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping we skated South on Front Street to Broadway. We skated West on Broadway to the Marina, where we regrouped.

Next we skated down and around the Marina to Ramp Street, passing a skunk along the way. Lucky for us, Steve saw the skunk and warned us where it was.

Next we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee. We regrouped briefly at Sutterville Road, then we continued South to Captain's Table, where we exited the Sacramento River Levee.

Led by Mitchell, we skated into several neighborhoods, then we skated North. We regrouped at the Sacramento Zoo (See photo.). Next we skated through and around Land Park. Then we skated North to the high school on Vallejo, where we regrouped.

Next we skated North on Marty to the Tower Theater, where we regrouped for the last time. From the Tower Theater we skated West on Broadway, North on 11th Street, and West on 3rd Street, back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 12 to 14 miles.

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

Bernie

June 14, 2004

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Gordon, Brian, Will, and Gerald pose near the American River Parkway on the June 14, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, Will, and myself. Tom Higgins again announced a June 21 6:00 p.m. event to expand access to the Sacramento River. We decided to do a 7th Street and American River Parkway to Sacramento State College.

First we skated East on the alley and R Street to 7th Street where we skated North to Richards Boulevard, where we regrouped. We skated East on Richards Boulevard to the 12th Street Bridge, which we skated North over.

We regrouped after we skated North up, over and down the 12th Street Bridge !!!Whee!!! Then we skated East on the American River Parkway to the 6 mile marker, where we regrouped.

Next we continued to skate East on the American River Parkway, taking the branch near the river (See photo.). We regrouped at Sac State. Gordon led us through the campus onto Elvas. On Elvas we skated West a few blocks, then we got on M Street.

We skated West on M Street to East Portal Park, where we regrouped. From East Portal Park we continued West on M Street and Capitol Avenue. Soon we were back at our 3rd and S streets starting point.

I estimate we skated around 15 miles.

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

Bernie

June 7, 2004

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 Mitchell, Gordon, Guy, Will, and Brian skate the American River Parkway on the June 7, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Guy, Mitchell, Will, and myself. Tom Higgins announced a June 21 6:00 p.m. event to expand access to the Sacramento River. Gordon proposed and led a Del Paso skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. Next we skated through Old Sacramento to the American River Parkway.

After regrouping, we skated on the American River Parkway (See photo.) to the bridge into Discovery Park, where we regrouped. Next we skated on the bridge into Discovery Park, regrouping near the restrooms. Next we skated East on the American River Parkway to Northgate Boulevard.

On Northgate Boulevard we skated North to Garden Highway. On Garden Highway, we skated East up, over and down the Garden Highway to Arden Way Bridge !!!Whee!!!Soon we skated across Del Paso Boulevard on Basswood or Sherwood into a residential neighborhood.

After skating around a bit, we got back on the American River Parkway near Cal Expo. Once back on the American River Parkway, we skated West to the exit onto C Street near 20th Street. Next we skated South on 20th Street to S Street.

On S Street we skated West to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated around 15 miles.

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

Bernie

May 31, 2004

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Brian, Mitchell, Craig, Will, Gordon, and John regroup near Captain's Table on the May 24, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters - Michael and myself. Michael wanted to skate with a larger group, so we cancelled the skate.

There was no skate, and there was no enjoying food and beverages in Vallejo's.

Bernie

May 24, 2004

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Brian, Craig,  Gordon, Mitchell, Will, and John regroup near the Tower Theater   on the May 24, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 7 skaters - Brian, Craig, Gordon, John, Mitchell, Will, and myself. As suggested by Gordon, we did a South Area skate. Gordon and Mitchell led us.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. Next we skated South on Front across Broadway and on Ramp Street to the Sacramento Marina, where we regrouped.

We continued South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee past Sutterville Road to Captain's Table, where we regrouped.

We exited at Captain's Table to Riverside Avenue, where we skated South past Piedmont. Then we skated East and North to Landpark Drive, where we skated North to the Sacramento Zoo, where we regrouped and took a break.

.From the Sacramento Zoo we skated East into Land Park, which we skated through. From Land Park we skated North to a school, where we regrouped and took a break.

Next we skated North on Mary to the Tower Theater, where we again regrouped and took a break (See photo.).

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

According to Mitchell's Global Positioning System (GPS), we skated 9.52 miles.

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

Bernie

May 17, 2004

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Mitchell, Steve, John, Gordon (leg), and Gerald skate East  on the American Rivert Parkway  on the May 17, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Gerald, Gordon, John, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. After discussion we decided to skate the American River Parkway and Natomas, which we had not skated for some time. Gordon led us with help from Mitchell.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. Next we skated North on Front Street and J Street to and through Old Sacramento onto the American River Parkway.

After regrouping on the American River Parkway, we skated North to the bridge into Discovery Park, where we again regrouped.

After skating into Discovery Park, we again regrouped. Then we skated East on the American River Parkway (See photo.), regrouping once along the way, to Northgate Boulevard, where we skated North.

After crossing Garden Highway on Northgate Boulevard, we skated South and North on several streets, including Mendel Way and Pebblewood Drive. Before leaving Pebblewood Drive, we regrouped and took a break.

Then we skated on the Natomas Parkway and Natomas Parkway Drive into Discovery Park. In and from Discovery Park we skated on the American River Parkway back into Old Sacramento. After one last regrouping, we the returned to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

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

Bernie

May 10, 2004

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Bryan, Gordon, and Mitchell skate South  on Ramp Street on the May 10, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, and myself. After discussion 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 to Broadway. After crossing Broadway we continued South to the East side of the Marina.

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

After regrouping at Sutterville Road, 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 to the school on Valloejo, where we regrouped.

After regrouping we skated North to the Tower Theatre. after regrouping, 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 about 8 miles.

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

Bernie

May 3, 2004

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Gerald,  Mitchell, Patrick, Steve, and Mike skate South  on Front Street on the May 3, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Gerald, Mike, Mitchell, Patrick, Steve, and myself. After discussion we decided to skate South past the Marina to see if the boats were low.

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 to Broadway (See photo.), where we skated West to the Marina, where we regrouped.

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

After regrouping at Sutterville Road, we continued South on the Sacramento River Levee to Captain's Table, where we exited onto Riverside Avenue. Next we skated North on Riverside Avenue. Around 14th Avenue we skated East. Then we skated North on Land Park Drive to the Tower Theatre.

After regrouping at the Tower Theatre, 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 about 8 miles.

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

Bernie

April 26, 2004

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2 women, Bryan, and Mitchell pose in East Portal Park on the April 26, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Brian, Gerald, Gordon, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. A new skater, Chuck showed up, but he decided to just practice in the parking lot.

We decided to skate the American River Parkway in the daylight to Sac State, and to return on M Street or T Street.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping we skated through Old Sacramento on 2nd Street to an entrance onto the American River Parkway near the I Street Bridge

Next we skated on the American River Parkway to the Sacramento River Water Intake . Continuing on the American River Parkway, we skated into Discovery Park.

After regrouping in Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway to Del Paso Boulevard, regrouping once along the way. After resting and talking at Del Paso Boulevard, we continued skating East on the American River Parkway to the 6 mile marker, where the skaters paused for me to catch up.

We continued on the American River Parkway, choosing the branch closest to the river, to Sac State. After regrouping at Sac State, we skated South to M Street, where we skated West to East Portal Park. After regrouping at East Portal Park (See photo.), we skated West on M Street into Downtown Sacramento, returning on Capitol Avenue and other streets to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 14 miles.

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

Bernie

April 19, 2004

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John and Bryan pose in front of the I Street Bridge on the April 19, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters - Brian, John, and myself. We decided to skate the American River Parkway in the daylight, and to return on the new North 7th Street. A skate similar to last week, but shorter.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping we skated through Old Sacramento on 2nd Street to an entrance onto the American River Parkway near the I Street Bridge (See photo.).

Next we skated on the American River Parkway to the Sacramento River Water Intake . Continuing on the American River Parkway, we skated into Discovery Park.

After regrouping in Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway, regrouping once along the way, exiting the main parkway to the 12th Street Bridge. Next we skated South over the 12th Street Bridge to Richards Boulevard.

On Richards Boulevard we skated West to North 7th Street. We skated South on 7th Street Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

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

Bernie

April 12, 2004

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Guy, Steve, and Alex skate South on 7th Street on the April 12, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 7 skaters - Alex, Andree, Brian, Guy, Mitchell, Steve, and myself. It was nice that, because of Daylight Savings Time, most of our skate would be in the daylight. We decided to skate the American River Parkway in the daylight, and to return on the new North 7th Street.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping we skated through Old Sacramento on 2nd Street to an entrance onto the American River Parkway.

Next we skated on the American River Parkway to the Sacramento River Water Intake . Continuing on the American River Parkway, we skated into Discovery Park.

After regrouping in Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway, regrouping once along the way, exiting the main parkway on the branch that goes North to Rio Linda. After we skated under the Arden Way - Garden Highway Bridge, we skated East and South to skate onto the Arden Way - Garden Highway Bridge.

Next we skated West over and down the Arden Way - Garden Highway Bridge to Northgate. After regrouping we skated South on Northgate to the 12th Street Bridge. Next we skated South over the 12th Street Bridge to Richards Boulevard.

On Richards Boulevard we skated West to North 7th Street. We skated South on 7th Street (See photo.). Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

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

Bernie

April 5, 2004

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John, Gordon, Bryan, Bernie, and Donnie at the Sacramento River Water Intake on the April 5, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Brian. Donnie, Gordon, John, Mitchell, and myself. It was nice that, because of Daylight Savings Time, most of our skate was in the daylight. We decided to skate the American River Parkway in the daylight.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street. After regrouping we skated through Old Sacramento on 2nd Street to an entrance onto the American River Parkway.

Next we skated on the American River Parkway to the Sacramento River Water Intake (See photo.). Continuing on the American River Parkway, we skated into Discovery Park.

After regrouping in Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway, regrouping once along the way, exiting near 20th Street on C Street.

Next we skated East on C Street to 28th Street, where we skated South. From 28th Street we skated West on Capitol Avenue and S Street back to 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

March 29, 2004

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Steve, Mitchell, and Gordon at Sacramento City College on the March 29, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 4 skaters - Gordon, Mitchell, and Steve. As suggested by Mitchell, we did a Sacramento City College skate.

First we skated East on S Street. Then we skated South on 22nd Street, 24th Street, and through Curtis Park to Sutterville Road. After regrouping at Sutterville Road, we skated West over and down (!!!Wheeee!!!) an overpass to Sacramento City College.

After regrouping at Sacramento City College, we skated around the college. (See photo.) After exiting the college, we skated around in Land park. Then we skated West on 13th Avenue to Riverside Avenue.

Next we skated North on Riverside Avenue to Broadway, where we regrouped. Then we skated North on 11th Street and West on S Street till we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated about 10 miles.

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

Bernie

March 22, 2004

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Gordon, Brian Mitchell, Steve, and Patrick at the Sacramento Marina on the February 9, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters - Dick and myself. As suggested by Dick we did a Sacramento River Levee skate. To minimize our skating on the streets, we mainly just skated up and down the Sacramento River Levee. I took no new photographs.

First we skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. Then we skated West on Broadway to the Sacramento Marina (See photo from February 9, 2004 skate.). We skated around the Marina, then we skated South on Ramp Street and the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

After resting at Sutterville Road, we returned by skating North on the Sacramento River Levee and Ramp Street to Broadway. Then we skated North on Front Street to O Street. On O Street we skated East to 3rd Street. Then we skated South on 3rd Street to S Street, our starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate both of us went home without going to Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 15, 2004

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Brian at West Sacramento City Hall on the January 26, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters - Mitchell and myself. As suggested by Mitchell, we did a West Sacramento skate, which he led. I did not take any new photos.

First we skated North on 3rd Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street, then we skated North to the Tower Bridge. Then we skated West over the Tower Bridge into West Sacramento.

In West Sacramento we skated North on 3rd Street. We skated through and around the golf course. We then skated on several streets before returning over the Tower Bridge.back into Downtown Sacramento.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, Mitchell and I enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 8, 2004

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Skating Community Pillars (Gordon, and Mitchell) at the High School on Vallejo on the March 8, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters - Gordon, Mitchell, and myself. We did a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. On O Street we skated West to Front Street. On the recently repaved Front Street we skated South across Broadway and farther South on Ramp Street to the Marina.

After regrouping at the Marina, we again skated South on Ramp Street, then the Sacramento Levee to Sutterville Road. After regrouping we skated East on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento Zoo.

After resting, we skated around in Land Park We then skated on other residential streets. Then we skated North to a High School on Vallejo, where we regrouped (See photo.).

After regrouping, we skated West on Vallejo, and North on Land Park Drive 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 all 3 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

March 1, 2004

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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., the streets were way too wet for safe skating.

Bernie

February 23, 2004

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Brian, Gloria, and Bernie at Vallejo's after the January 12, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters - Mitchell and myself. I took no new photographs. Instead of a new photo, I have posted the recent photo from our February 9, 2004 skate. (See photo.) As suggested and led by Mitchell, we skated near Sac State and back.

First we skated East on S Street, then we skated East on T Street. 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.

Instead of skating to Sac State, we skated West on M Street to start our return to our 3rd and S starting point. Skating West on M Street, we stopped for a break at East Portal Park.

From East Portal Park we continued West on M Street to Alhambra Boulevard, where we skated South to Capitol Avenue. On Capitol Avenue we skated West to 20th Street. On 20th Street we skated South to S Street, where we skated West to return to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

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

Bernie

February 16, 2004

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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., the streets were way too wet for safe skating.

Bernie

February 9, 2004

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Gordon, Brian Mitchell, Steve, and Patrick at the Sacramento Marina on the February 9, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 6 skaters - Brian, Gordon, Mitchell, Patrick, Steve, and myself. We did a Sacramento River Levee skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. On O Street we skated West to Front Street. On the recently repaved Front Street we skated South across Broadway and furthur South on Ramp Street to the Marina (See photo.).

After regrouping at the Marina, we again skated South on Ramp Street, then the Sacramento Levee to Sutterville Road. After regrouping we skated East on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento Zoo.

After resting, Steve led us as we skated around in Land Park We then skated on other residential streets. Then we skated North on Marty and other 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 all 6 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

February 2, 2004

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. It rained much of the day in Sacramento, and at 7:00 p.m., the streets were way too wet for safe skating.

Bernie

January 26, 2004

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Brian at West Sacramento City Hall on the January 26, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 2 skaters - Brian and myself. As suggested by Brian, we did a West Sacramento skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street, then we skated North to the Tower Bridge. Then we skated West over the Tower Bridge into West Sacramento.

In West Sacramento we skated North on 3rd Street. We skated through and around the golf course. We then skated on many streets, including Carrie and Tod Hunter.

Eventually we skated South from Sacramento Street to West Capitol Avenue on Jefferson. On West Capitol we skated East, stopping at the new City Hall (See photo.) 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 I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie

January 19, 2004

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Brian and Steve at Vallejo's after the January 19, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters - Brian, Steve, and myself. As suggested by Steve, we did a North to Natomas skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street, then we skated West on O Street to Front Street, then we skated North through Old Sacramento on 2nd Street to the American River Parkway where we stopped to rest.

We next skated North on the American River Parkway to the bridge into Discovery Park. After regrouping we skated West over the bridge into Discovery Park. Then we skated West through Discovery Park, exiting onto Natormas Parkway. Next we skated West and North on Natomas Parkway onto a Natomas multi-use trail, which we skated North to Pebblewood Drive.

After a break, we skated East on Pebblewood Drive to Mendel, which we skated South. After skating South on Mendel and some other streets, we skated East on El Camino. After skating East on El Camino, we skated South and East on s sidewalk and several streets until we reached the corner of Northgate and the Garden Highway. We skated South on Northgate about 50 yards, then we skated onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway we skated East across Del Paso Boulevard, then we took the branch of the American River Parkway that let us exit in Downtown Sacramento on C Street near 20th Street.

From 20th and C we took a variety of Downtown streets to return to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 10 to 12 miles.

After the skate, Brian, Steve, and I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's. (See photo.)

Bernie

January 12, 2004

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

Brian, Gloria, and Bernie at Vallejo's after the January 12, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters - Brian, Shaquera ( a new skater), and myself. We started on a downtown skate. Then Shaquera fell down, and decided to return to the parking lot. After we returned with Shaquera to the parking lot, Brian and I did a Sacramento State University skate.

First we skated East in the alley North of S Street, then we skated East on S Street, then we skated East on T Street. 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 I enjoyed going up and down the parking lot.

We returned on M Street, Capitol Avenue, 20th Street, and S Street regrouping several times along the way. Brian, who skates faster than I, returned early to let Vallejo's know we were coming.

I estimate that we skated about 12 miles.

After the skate, Brian and I enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's. (See photo.)

Bernie

January 5, 2004

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


Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

Brian and Steve at monument near the Sacramento Zoo on the January 5, 2004 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter W e had 3 skaters - Brian, Steve, and myself. We did a Sacramento River Levee skate. Steve led most of the skate.

First we skated North on 3rd Street to O Street. On O Street we skated West to Front Street. On the recently repaved Front Street we skated South accross Broadway and furthur South on Ramp Street to the Marina.

After regrouping at theMarina, we again skated South on Ramp Street, then the Sacramento Levee to Sutterville Road. After regrouping we skated East on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento Zoo. (See photo.)

Steve led us as we skated around in Land Park We then skated on 9th Avenue and other streets looking at Christmas decorations that were still up. Then we skated 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 all 3 of us enjoyed food and beverages at Vallejo's.

Bernie



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