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2009 Monday Night Skates (Leaving 3rd & S at 7:00 p.m.)

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Date Information As of 11/05/2007: Monday Night Skate leaves at 7:00 p.m. sharp.)
December 28, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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3 Skaters enjoy skate to East Portal Park and more!

David, Rusty, and Gus, pose with the Creat Theater in the background on the December 07, 2009 Monday Night Skate.David, Gus,and Rusty skated to East Portal Park and back into town. Back in town they enjoyed some laps around the State Capitol. To see some highlights of the December 14, 2009 Christmas light skating this year, see the YouTube video linked to on the right.

Thanks to Rusty for information about this skate.

Bernie

December 21, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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3 Skaters enjoy brilliant Christmas decorations skate!

David, Rusty, and Gus, pose with the Creat Theater in the background on the December 07, 2009 Monday Night Skate.Gus called me around 7:00 pm. He said that he, Gordon, and Tina were present, and about to skate to see Christmas lights, even though the pavement was over 80 percent wet. I thanked him for calling, and said that I was not going to skate because it was too wet. To see some highlights of Christmas light skating this year, see the YouTube video linked to on the right.

I won't be skating until January 4, 2010. I will be visiting my mother.

Bernie

December 14, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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4 Skaters enjoy brilliant Christmas decorations skate!

David, Rusty, and Gus, pose with the Creat Theater in the background on the December 07, 2009 Monday Night Skate.We had 4 skaters tonight - Dayle, Gus, Steve , and myself. It was not an ideal skating time; about 25% of the pavement was still wet, often with slippery- plus leaves. We planned to look at downtown lights, then to look at 53rd and S lights. To see some highlights of this skate, see the YouTube video linked to on the left.

First we decided to see downtown Christmas lights, as recommended by the Sacramento Bee online , we looked downtown at City Hall, the Memorial Auditorium, and the Convention Center. Downtown was largely a DISAPPOINTMENT, except for 7th and K, the State Capitol, and the ice skating rink at 20th and K.

At the State Capitol we admired and skated around the Christmas tree, then we skated to the ice skating rink at 20th and K. Again, I don't much understand all of this ice skating. For about $10 you get to borrow some ice skates and skate around in a small area for a brief time. If you own inline skates you can skate anywhere with pavement anytime you want for free. !!!FREE!!!

graphic letter We next skated from the ice skating rink south on 20th and other streets to T Street. On T Street we skated east on T Street to 53rd Street, where we skated north one block to the Christmas light Capitol of the World. To get some idea, see Skating Thru Christmas Hoops (2007) .

Next we skated 48th Street one block north of T Street. Although not mentioned in Sacramento Bee online, this 48th Street is one of the best. Often it even has Christmas music.

Then we were homeward bound, skating west on T Street. We arrived at 3rd and S about 9:10 pm. Too late for Vallejo's.

I estimate that we skated about 12 to 14 miles.

After the skate, Gus< Steve, and I enjoyed great food, beverages, and conversation at Willie's. Another great exercise and social get-together night!

Bernie

December 7, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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4 Skaters enjoy Downtown Sacramento City loop!

David, Rusty, and Gus, pose with the Creat Theater in the background on the December 07, 2009 Monday Night Skate.We had 4 skaters tonight - David, Gus, Rusty, and myself. David provided many suggestions and much leadership tonight. We decided to do a downtown skate.

First we decided to see Christmas trees. So we stated to the State Capitol, mainly by skating east on S Street.

At the State Capitol we admired the yet to be decorated Christmas tree, then we skated a few laps around Capitol Park (about a mile each). Then we decided to skate down a parking lot.

We soon stopped to look at the Crest Theater and other sites. To see tonight's skaters, see the photo above on the right. Then, down and down we skated - WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We next skated to the ice skating rink at 20th and K to watch the ice skaters and listen to the music. This week there were not many ice skaters, perhaps because of the cold weather. Again, I don't much understand all of this ice skating. For about $10 you get to borrow some ice skates and skate around in a small area for a brief time. If you own inline skates you can skate anywhere with pavement anytime you want for free. !!!FREE!!!

To close we skated east on the sidewalks of J Street. At 4th and J or 3rd and J we studied a plaque commemorating where Sacramento's first mayor and sheriff were shot in 1850 in the squatter rebellion. Then we were homeward bound to 3rd and S.

I estimate that we skated about 6 to 8 miles.

After the skate, Gus and I enjoyed great Mexican food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's. Another great night!

Bernie

November 30, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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Full moon over the StateCapitol on the November 30, 2009 Monday Night Skate.Skaters look at the Christmas tree in Old Sacramento on the November 30, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

4 skate enjoyable trip thru Sacramento City streets and on the American River Parkway!

We had 4 skaters tonight - Gordon, Gus, Morgan, and myself. As suggested by Gus, we decided to skate downtown Sacramento to see the ice skating rink. As suggested by Morgan, we decide to skate downtown Sacramento to see some Christmas trees.

Led by Gordon, first we skated west on S Street, eventually ending up at the State Capitol. See the photo above on the left.

graphic letter We next continued west on Capitol to 20th Street where we turned north to end up at the ice skating rink. After watching the skaters and listening to the music, Gordon suggested we skate north to the American River Parkway. Great!!!

Near 20th and C we entered the American River parkway. We were now homeward bound! We skated the old parkway (north side of the river) back to Old Sacramento, stoping to see the Christmas tree, See the photo above on the right. Then, after also seeing the Christams tree at 7th and K, we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point. This was an 8 to 10 mile skate.

After the skate 3 of us enjoyed food, drink, and conversation at Crepe Escape (It was late for Vallejo's.). What a wonderful night!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

November 23, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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4 Skaters enjoy Gus's proposed skate to 20th and K ice skating rink and more!

Gus, Rusty, and David watch ice skating at 20th and K on the November 23, 2009 Monday Night Skate.We had 4 skaters tonight - David, Gus, Rusty, and myself. Gus suggested that we skate to 20th and K to see the ice skating rink. David suggested that a good way to get to the skating rink would be to skate on S to 21st Street, then north. This is what we did.

Soon we were at the ice skating rink. To see tonight's skaters, see the photo above on the left.

I don't much understand all of this ice skating. For about $10 you get to borrow some ice skates and skate around in a small area for a brief time. If you own inline skates you can skate anywhere with pavement anytime you want for free. !!!FREE!!!

Nest we skated west on J Street to 4th Street where we skated north to the AMTRAK station where we skated down the tunnels. WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We next skated back to the ice skating rink to again watch the ice skaters and listen to the music. Then we skated to the Capitol for a partial lap. Then we returned to 3rd and S.

I estimate that we skated about 8 miles.

After the skate, Gus and I enjoyed great Mexican food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's. Another great night!

Bernie

November 16, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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July 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate Sampler - one film clip and one photo.Gus, Bernie, and Morgan pose near the American River Parkway on the November 16, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo by ChristB.

3 skaters enjoy 8 to 10 American River Parkway loop - like July 27, 2009 skate!

We had 3 skaters tonight - Gus, Morgan, and myself. It was dark and cold tonight, so we decided to skate on trails - away from cars. We decided on an American River Parkway skate.

First we skated east on S Street, then north to Dave's Bridge. We skated east to cross Dave's Bridge, then we skated north to 2nd Street in Old Sacramento. We skated north on 2nd Street onto the American River Parkway, where we paused to take a photo. For a photo from this skate, click above on the right.

On the American River Parkway we skated north, breaking along the way, to the bridge into Discovery Park. Skating over and DOWN this bridge we were soon in Discovery Park. WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We were now on the old American River Parkway (north of the river). We skated to Del Paso Boulevard, breaking along the way. At Del Paso we discussed our options, then we skated south on the 12th Street Bridge. to the new American River Parkway (south side of the river).

We were now homeward bound! We skated the new parkway back to Old Sacramento, then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point. This was an 8 to 10 mile skate.

After the skate all 3 of us enjoyed food, drink, and conversation at Vallejo's. What a wonderful night!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

November 9, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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5 Skaters enjoy David's proposed half trail and half downtown skate loop!

David, Rusty, Morgan, and Gus pose near the American River Parkway on the November 9, 2009 Monday Night Skate.We had 5 skaters tonight - David, Gus, Morgan, Rusty, and myself. David suggested that we skate half of our skate on the American River Parkway and half of our skate downtown. After David gave us an overview of his proposed route, we agreed.

To see tonight's skaters, see them posed near the American River Parkway on the right.

We first skated into Old Sacramento, then we skated onto the American River Parkway. With pauses along the way, we skated the American River Parkway north to the Discovery Park Bridge.

Next we skated the newer version (south) of the American River Parkway to 5th Street, where we exited to skate to Richard's Boulevard.

On Richard's Boulevard, we skated east to 7th Street, then south on 7th Street into downtown Sacramento.

graphic letter When we got downtown, most of us enjoyed skating down a BIG 10 story parking lot. WHEEEE!!!!!

Next, as suggested by Dave, we skated twice around the State Capitol. Then we returned to 3rd and S. I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate, Gus and I enjoyed great Mexican food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's. Another great night!

Bernie

November 2, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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Skating down a parking lot on the October 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate.Brian, Gus, and Rusty pose at Fairy Tale Town on the October 5, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

6 skate Sacramento River Levee, Land Park, Sacramento City College loop!

We had 6 skaters tonight - Dave, Gordon, Gus, Morgan, Rusty, and myself. As suggested by Gordon, we decided to do a southern route - south on the Sacramento River Levee. Gordon also suggested that he wanted to see Dave's Bridge, so that was where we went first. After crossing Dave's Bridge, we skated south on Front Street to Broadway.

This skate ended up being very like our October 5, 2009 skate, which was sort of like our October 6, 2008 skate, so, lacking new photos and movies, I used the October 6, 2008 You Tube film clip and and the October 5, 2009 photo to illustrate this skate. Here is a link to our October 5, 2009 skate . Here is a link to our October 6, 2008 skate .

After crossing south on Broadway, we skated south on Ramp Street, then we continued south on the Sacramento River Levee. At Sutterville Road we decided to skate east to the Sacramento Zoo.

From the Sacramento Zoo we skated through Land Park to Sacramento City College. At Sacramento City College we skated around a little as we headed to the parking lot. Most of us enjoyed skating down this wonderful parking lot. WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter While skating home we went by Crocker Middle School and the Tower Theater Marquee. We were soon back at 3rd and S, our starting point. I estimate that this was an 8 to 10 mile skate.

After the skate Gordon, Gus, and I enjoyed FOOD, DRINK, and CONVERSATION at Vllejos. Wonderful night!

Bernie

October 26, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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Skaters enjoy across Dave's Bridge, The State Capitol, East Portal Park, KFC loop!

Some highlights from the October 26, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating across Dave's Bridge and stopping at KFC.We had 5 skaters tonight - Dave, Gus, Rusty, Steve, and myself. Dave suggested that we try "Dave's Bridge" - a rocky crossing of Interstate 5 via an R Street trail extension that Dave pointed out to us years ago. Now this trail has been paved to allow easy crossing of Highway 5. We skated west and east across "Dave's Bridge", so I could make a film.

To see some highlights of tonight's skate, see the YouTube video linked to on the left.

Next we skated to the State Capitol, where we literally enjoyed skating around.

After the State Capitol we skated to East Portal Park - 54th and M Streets.

After resting, we returned downtown on M Street, stopping at KFC on Alhambra.

Very soon we were back at 3rd and S. I estimate that we skated 10 to 12 miles.

Bernie

October 19, 2009

musical note Surfing USA
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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000.

Tonight we were rained out.

It rained off and on early today - until about 1:00 o'clock, At 7:00 p.m. the streets and sidewalks were quite wet in many places. Not a great night for skating.

I did not show up, but Gus did. He kindly told me that there were some dry spots so skating was possible, but nobody else showed up. So even Gus went home without skating.

Bernie

October 12, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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A Skate Without A Plan!

Some highlights from the October 12, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Includes skating down a parking lot with the Dave Brubeck Quartet playing, 'I Want To Be Happy'. Bernie, Gus, Rusty, Dave and I showed up to skate; taking our chances that we would beat the impending wild weather. A few sprinkles were evident on my windshield as I drove north to downtown from Elk Grove; Bernie reported a light burst of cloud spit fell on him as he skated from midtown to 3rd and S.

Dave called a skate through the midtown area with an emphasis on going past many of the restaurants in the L/K Street areas; grabbing a loop or two around Capitol Park; maybe skating a parking structure or two – hey just get out there and see what we would find; freedom to roll where we choose, damn the rules, make our own course and never accept second-best or someone else’s vision of how to live and enjoy life; with helmets and pads on, helmet lights shining and our wheels leaving a wake of scorched and blister asphalt we headed east on S St.

To see some highlights of tonight's skate, see the YouTube video linked to on the right.

A Skate Without A Plan – we moved quickly along S St. as the vehicle traffic was light, crossing 16th St we passed Ernesto’s, its outdoor seating area was empty but a decent crowd was inside; a similar situation was evident at the Hangar 17 joint, two blocks down the street. The evening was very pleasant and it was surprising to see no one taking advantage of the calm before the storm. We continued on S, crossed the train tracks at 19th. At 21st St. we turned north.

Dave noticed one of his former students working in the restaurant at the corner of 21st and S – I didn’t notice the name of the establishment so I can’t name drop them – maybe on another skate report. Dave is an instructor at a culinary college in Sacramento, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (formerly Kitchen Academy). Anyway, we caught 21st St at a perfect moment in time – a one-way street with no vehicle traffic - so we had an excellent stretch of clear asphalt.

At L St. we turned west and traveled through a section of the vibrant heart of the midtown scene. I lost count of the eateries we passed and realized Dave is on to something here, especially, during the spring/summer - the street scene is where the Monday Night Skate occasionally should be. Not only to check out what is happening but also to get a little more visibility for the MNS and let people know we are still out here rollin’

graphic letter We cruised over to Capitol Park and Dave and Rusty took two quick laps around the park. Bernie, Gus and I took a single circuit and cooled out until Dave and Rusty regrouped. A parking structure skate was next on the itinerary and we took to the first one across from the park; rode the elevator to the top; grabbed a photo or two with the illuminated capitol dome shimmering in the background then gliding quickly, skated down the “hills of Sacto”. Bernie grabbed a quick video on the descent.WHEEEE!!!!!

We were feeling good and felt our karma was working and decided to push our luck and try another parking structure roll. The stars were not aligned as well as we would have hoped and we got busted by the security patrol – one of Securitas’ finest gave us the heave-ho and we took a tail-tucked ride back down the elevator.

Plan B was called and we skated over to the Amtrak station and then meandered back to 3rd and S to finish the skate.

Bernie, Gus and I grabbed a little après-skate food at Crepeville over on L and 18th – once again politics, software, web programming, taxes and biofuels were discussed. In a nutshell – an excellent skate!

Keep skatin’

Brian

October 5, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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Skating down a parking lot on the October 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate.Brian, Gus, and Rusty pose at Fairy Tale Town on the October 5, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Bernie, Gus, Rusty, Dave are still out doing the skate and I had the good fortune to get out and skate with the group again.

We chose to skate to Sacramento City College by way of the recreation trail on the Sacramento River levee with a connection through William Land Park. Interestingly, one year ago, a similar skate was done by a reverse route. Take a look at This October 6, 2008 skate link or just check out the video from that skate (sample photo above on the left): October 6, 2008 video

To get this skate started we went south on 3rd St. connected with Broadway and took Front St to the Miller Park entrance. We took Miller Park Drive to the south boat ramp parking lot and connected to the recreation trail on the levee. The smell of skunk was in the air but none of the tuxedo-striped quadrupeds were seen as we rattled along on Miller Park Drive (probably the worst asphalt in Sacramento).

Up on the levee the conditions for skating were perfect; a light breeze, full moon illumination; smooth asphalt and very few flying bugs – we made excellent time traveling to the Sutterville Road access point. We then took Sutterville Road to Land Park Drive, slipping around the perimeter of the zoo.

A quick photo op was taken at Fairytale Town (See photo above on the right.), and we cut through William Land Park to Freeport Blvd and the entrance to City College. We crossed through the campus to the parking structure where a group took the elevator up to partake in a little urban downhill skating. WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We regrouped near Hughes Stadium and reversed our route back through the campus back to Freeport Blvd and meandered through the streets to California Middle School, buzzed around the really nice concrete in the schools quad area then continued over to Tower Theater. A quick perusal of the movie marquees was taken and then we continued west on Broadway to Riverside Blvd/11th St.

Turning north on 11th St we continued to S St where Rusty and Dave broke off for their skate home, Bernie, Gus and I finished back at 3rd and S.

We hung out at Vallejo’s for food, drink and conversation. No solutions to the world’s problems were found but interesting observations on life, politics and movies were shared. All in all – a great skate!

Keep Skatin’

Brian

September 28, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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On September 28, 2009, 7 skate Sacramento streets, the American River Parkway, and a Natomas Parkway, by a skate park, to and from a Natomas Industial Park!

Videos and photos below (except 1) are from previous similar skates.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.  Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate. Dave and Tina skate at a skate park on the May 18, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate.

Dave and Tina skate at a skate park on the May 18, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Rusty, Guy, Steve, Dayle, and David pause on the American River Parkway on the September 28, 2009 Monday Night Skate.We had 7 skaters tonight - Dayle, David, Gus, Guy, Rusty, Steve, and myself. We decided to skate to Natomas Industrial Park. I have used videos, a photo, and some text from similar previous skates above, plus I have added one contemporary photo - on the left. Tonight's skate was different than the previous portrayals; tonight (being late in September) we skated almost the whole state in the dark.

First we skated north on 3rd Street, then we skated west on O Street to Front Street, where we skated the Promenade into Old Sacramento. In Old Sacramento we skated north on 2nd Street and and west onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway, we skated north to the Discovery Park Bridge. See near Discovery :Park Bridge photo linked to a YouTube movie above on the left. Skating down the bridge into Discovery Park is always fun. WHEEEE!!!!!

In Discovery Park we skated north to exit onto Garden Highway.  Fortunately, at this point, there is a multi-use trail parallel to Garden Highway.  We took this trail west to Gateway Oaks Drive, were we skated north to River Plaza Drive.  On River Plaza Drive we again skated west onto a Natomas Parkway trail. See the Natomas Trail photo above in the center.

On the Natomas Trail we skated west over a bridge to a skate park, where most of our skaters did tricks. See the Skate Park photo linked to a YouTube video above on the right.

After the Skate Park, we continued on the Natomas Trail to Natomas Industrial Park. After a short break, we returned pretty much the way we came.

Returning the way we came, in a while we were back at 3rd and S.   It was about 10 after 9:00. I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

Since Vallejo's was closed and it was late, Gus, Steve, and I met at Willie's for food, drink, and conversation. A great exercise and fun night!

Bernie

September 21, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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7 skate to see the Crest Theater turn on its brighter lights and to skate the American River Parkway!

Some highlights from the September 21, 2009 Sacramento Monday Night Skate - seeing brighter lights turned on at the Crest Theater and enjoying Vallejo's.

We had 7 skaters tonight - Bob, David, Dayle, Morgan, Robert (son of Bob), Rusty, and myself. As suggested by Morgan, we decided to skate to 10th and K to see the Crest Theater turn on it brighter lights. See the photo that links to a YouTube video on the right to see some of the highlights of this skate.

First we skated north on 4th Street, then we skated east on Q Street, north again, and east on the beautiful Capitol Mal to The State Capitol where we regrouped and enjoyed the smooth pavement.

Next we skated north on 10th Street to K Street to see the Crest Theater turn on its new brighter lights.

After pausing to watch the Crest Theater lights turned on, we skated north and east to 20th and C Streets, where we skated onto the American River Parkway. We skated the newer (southern branch) back to the Discovery Park Bridge, where we regrouped.

graphic letter We continued on the American River Parkway to Old Sacramento, where we continued south to return to our 3rrd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles. 

After the skate, 4 of us enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. One of our topics was our favorite television programs. Quite a diversity! What a lot of skating and social fun!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

September 14, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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7 skate a southern route - The Sacramento River Levee south , Sutterville Road east, then returning through Land Park by a Middle School and the Tower Theater marquee!

Jacob, Rusty, David, and Gus pause near The Sacramento Zoo on the August 31, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

We had 7 skaters tonight - Bob, David, Morgan, Robert (son of Bob), Rusty, Steve, and myself. We decided to skate south on the Sacramento River Levee.

First we skated south on 3rd Street to Broadway, where we regrouped.

Next we skated south across Broadway onto Ramp Way. We skated south on Ramp Way and then south on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

At Sutterville Road, we then skated east on Sutterville Road to the Sacrament Zoo, where we regrouped. See the photo above on the left.

After breaking briefly at the Sacramento Zoo, we skated into Land Park. From Land Park we stated north into the Middle School on Vallejo Way, where we enjoyed skating around on the smooth pavement. ;< )

graphic letter We returned to near Broadway via Marty, then we paused to look at the Tower Theater Marquee. Then, we skated west on Broadway to 11th Street, where we skated north to S Street. A few blocks west, and we back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles. 

After the skate, Steve and I enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. What a lot of skating and social fun!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

September 7, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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6 skate to see chalk art, then they skate around the State Capitol 5 times (5 miles), then they skate down a parking lot! WHEEE!!!

Scenes from the September 7, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Especially photos of 15th and P Street Labor Day weekend chalk art. Also included a photo of the skaters. Background music from Peter Tosh...

We had 6 skaters tonight - David, Gus, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. We decided to skate to 15th and P and see the Labor Day weekend chalk art. To see some of the clip art and the skaters, see the YouTube movie linked to on the right.

First we skated east on S Street, then we skated north to 15th and P to see the chalk art.

After seeing the chalk art, we skated north to the State Capitol. We enjoyed skating around and we did 5 laps. Rusty said that each lap is 1.2 miles, but most say that each lap is a mile.

graphic letter We next enjoyed skating down a wonderful parking lot. WHEEEE!!!!!

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles. 

After the skate, Gus, Steve, and I enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's' including extensive discussion of sports. What a lot of skating and social fun! After all that exercise, I could have eaten a table leg!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

August 31, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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8 skate a southern route - The Sacramento River Levee south , Sutterville Road east, then returning through Land Park by a Middle School and the Tower Theater marquee!

Jacob, Rusty, David, and Gus pause near The Sacramento Zoo on the August 31, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

We had 8 skaters tonight - Bob, David, Gordon, Gus, Jacob, Robert (son of Bob), Rusty, and myself. We decided to skate south on the Sacramento River Levee.

First we skated south on 3rd Street to Broadway, where we regrouped.

Next we skated south across Broadway onto Ramp Way. We skated south on Ramp Way and then south on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

At Sutterville Road, Bob and his son, Robert, left us to do their own thing, leaving us with 6 skaters. We then skated east on Sutterville Road to the Sacrament Zoo, where we regrouped. See the photo above on the left.

After breaking briefly at the Sacramento Zoo, we skated into Land Park. From Land Park we stated north into the Middle School on Vallejo Way, where I enjoyed skating around on the smooth pavement. ;< )

graphic letter We returned to near Broadway via Marty, then we paused to look at the Tower Theater Marquee. Then, we skated west on Broadway to 11th Street, where we skated north to S Street. A few blocks west, and we back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles. 

After the skate, 3 of us enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. What a lot of skating and social fun!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

August 24, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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6 skate to and from the California State Fair!

Some highlights from the August 24, 2009 Monday Night Skate. This was a skate on the American River Parkway to and from the California State Fair. Background music is

Six skaters - Gordon, Gus, Jacob, Morgan, Ronald, and myself skated tonight.  We decided to skate to and from the California State Fair via the American River Parkway. (For some highlights of this skate, see the YouTube movie linked to above on the right. )

First we skated north on 3rd Street, and west on O Street to the Sacramento River Front Promenade. After regrouping, we skated north into Old Sacramento, North on 2nd Street, and west onto the American River Parkway.

graphic letter We skated the American River Parkway, regrouping from time to time, until we passed the 4 mile marker, then we skated north and east to the State Fair. After enjoying the sights and sounds, we skated around the State Fair to the 6 mile marker on the American River Parkway (6 miles from Discovery Park).

Then we skated back into town. Gordon and I exited the Parkway near Del Paso, to go get my truck. The other 4 skated on the Parkway, back to 3rd and S. It was already 15 minutes after 9. They were hoping to eat at the Crab Shack, if they could get back fast enough.

I estimate that Gordon and I skated 10 miles, and the rest 12 to 14 miles. Gordon helped lead much of the skate.

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

August 17, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

10 skate to Sacramento State College and back!

Highlights of the August 17, 2009 Monday Night Skate in Sacramento. Includes a skating down a parking lot video.

Ten skaters - Alice, Dayle, Donna, Gina, Gus, Guy, Morgan, Savanna (9 year old whiz), Steve, and myself skated tonight.  As suggested, by Guy, we skated to Sac State via T Street. (For highlights of this skate, see YouTube movie above on the left. )

We skated our normal route; taking S St. to Alhambra and then jogging south to T St. prior to Stockton Blvd. T St. is very smooth on the east side of Stockton and we skated quite quickly to 59th St, where we turned north and crossed over Hwy 50.

Continuing on 59th St. we skated to Folsom Blvd near the Corti Bros. market and then skated 58th St. to M St. Turning east on M we made our connection to 62nd St., where we enjoyed some Halloween decorations.  See photo above on the right.  Nest we skated on 62nd Street to its corner with Elvas Blvd.  We next skated Elvas to the CSUS campus access arch and pathway.

The bike path on campus has recently been renovated so the surface is smooth and fast. We skated over to the parking garage.   Most of us enjoyed riding the elevator up and then skating down the this great parking lot.  (Skating the down parking lot is included is in today's YouTube video.) WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We were ready to leave after we all earned PhDs. ; < )  We then cut through the campus to the J St. entrance and skated back toward mid-town. After passing under Elvas we turned back onto 58th St. and skated south to M St.

We took M St. west to Alhambra and then connected with Capitol Blvd.

Soon we were back at 3rd and S. I estimate that we skated 12 to 14 miles.

After the skate, three of us met at Ernesto's (Vallejo's was closed.) to enjoy food, beverage, and conversation.

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

August 10, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

Tina, Morgan, Alice, Gus, Donnie, and Edgar pause near Old Sacramento on the American River Parkway on the August 10, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Ninos Parkway sign on ElCamino on the May 26, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

7 skaters skate American River Parkway - 4 for a 10 mile skate, 3 skate Ninos Parkway too for a 12 mile skate!

We had 7 skaters tonight - Alice, Donnie, Edgar, Gus, Morgan, Tina, and myself. For a photo from this skate, click on the graphic on the right above. To see the Ninos Parkway we all skated to, click on the graphic on the right.

We first skated north on 3rd Street, west on O Street, and north on Front Street into Old Sacramento.

From Old Sacramento we skated onto the American River Parkway.  We skated north on the American River Parkway to the Sacramento Water Treatment Facility, then to the Discovery Park Bridge,

At the Discovery Park Bridge, we skated down into Discovery Park. WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We next skated The American River Parkway to Northgate, where we skated north to El Camino.

On El Camino, we skated east to the Ninos Parkway. To see the Ninos Parkway we all skated to, click on the graphic above on the right.

4 of the skaters felt it was getting late and dark, and returned at this point. Gus, Tina and I skated north on Ninos Parkway almost to San Juan, where we turned around and returned to 3rd and S via Northgate, and the newer south branch of the American River Parkway.

Vallejo's was closed, so Gus and I went home.

Bernie

August 3, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

July 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate Sampler - one film clip and one photo.

8 skaters skate south on 3rd Street, Ramp Road, and the Sacramento River Levee for a 12 mile loop!

We had 8 skaters tonight - Dayle, Donnie, Gordon, Gus, Guy, Les, Tina, and myself. For a film clip and a photo from this skate, click on the "Monday Night Skate August 3, 2009" graphic on the right above.

First we skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, where we skated west to Front Street and the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. We then skated south on Front Street to Broadway.

Next we skated west on Broadway to Miller Park.

graphic letter We next skated south on Ramp Way, and then we skated south on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

At Sutterville Road we continued south on the Levee to Captain's Table and Scott's Seafood Restaurant. After releasing the lobsters ; < ) , we skated north on Riverside Avenue and east on some other streets. Soon we were skating north on Land Park Drive. Coming north on Land Park, we enjoyed a DOWNHILL SECTION WHEEEE!!!!!

Next we skated through Land park, and then north to the middle School on Vallejo. From the Middle School we skated north on Marty to the Tower Theater marquee.

After breaking, we skated west on Broadway, north on 11th and west on S. We were back at our starting point.

Gordon figured we skated 12 miles. After the skate, Gus and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

July 27, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

July 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate Sampler - one film clip and one photo.

Speed skaters join Monday Night Skate for 8 to 10 mile American River Parkway skate!

Even though the temperature was close to 100 degrees, we had 17 skaters tonight. We were joined by many speed skaters, including the new National Champion, Donnie. Here is a list of tonight's skaters: Alice, Critter, David, Donnie, Edgar, Gina, Gordon, Gus, Jan, Mary, Rusty, Savanna, Steve, Tina, Wendy, one femnale skater, whose name escapes me, and myself.

We decided to skate the American River Parkway. First we skated north on 3rd,then west on O to Front Street. Next we skated into Old Sacramento and then onto the American River Parkway. For a film clip and a photo from this skate, click on the "Monday Night Skate July 27, 2009" grpahic on the left above .

On the American River Parkway we skated north, breaking along the way, to the bridge into Discovery Park. Skating down this bridge we were soon in Discovery Park. WHEEEE!!!!!

graphic letter We were now on the old American River Parkway (north of the river). We skated to Del Paso Boulevard, breaking along the way. At Del Paso we discussed our options, then we skated south on the 12th Street Bridge. to the new American River Parkway (south side of the river).

We were now homeward bound! We skated the new parkway back to Old Sacramento, then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point. This was an 8 to 10 mile skate.

Eight of us enjoyed food, drink, and conversation at Vallejo's after the skate. What a wonderful night!

graphic letter What wonderful fun aerobic exercise and social fun!  

Bernie

July 20, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On July 20, 2009, 9 skate Sacramento streets, the American River Parkway, and a Natomas Parkway, by a skate park, to and from a Natomas Industial Park!

Videos and photos below are from previous similar skates.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.  Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate. Dave and Tina skate at a skate park on the May 18, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate.

Dave and Tina skate at a skate park on the May 18, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 13 skaters tonight - Alice, David, Gus, John, Morgan, Rusty, Steve, Wendy, and myself. We decided to skate to Natomas Industrial Park. I have used videos, a photo, and some text from similar previous skates here.

First we skated north on 3rd Street, then we skated west on O Street to Front Street, where we skated the Promenade into Old Sacramento. In Old Sacramento we skated north on 2nd Street and and west onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway, we skated north to the Discovery Park Bridge. See near Discovery :Park Bridge photo linked to a YouTube movie above on the left. Skating down the bridge into Discovery Park is always fun. WHEEEE!!!!!

In Discovery Park we skated north to exit onto Garden Highway.  Fortunately, at this point, there is a multi-use trail parallel to Garden Highway.  We took this trail west to Gateway Oaks Drive, were we skated north to River Plaza Drive.  On River Plaza Drive we again skated west onto a Natomas Parkway trail. See the Natomas Trail photo above in the center.

On the Natomas Trail we skated west over a bridge to a skate park, where most of our skaters did tricks. See the Skate Park photo linked to a YouTube video above on the right.

After the Skate Park, we continued on the Natomas Trail to Natomas Industrial Park. After a short break, we returned pretty much the way we came.

Returning the way we came, in a while we were back at 3rd and S.   It was about 10 after 9:00. I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles.

Since Vallejo's was closed and it was late, four of us met at Willie's for food, drink, and conversation. A great exercise and fun night!

Bernie

July 13, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On July 13, 2009, we had 13 skating The American River Parkway and a nice trail toward Rio Linda!

Clips from the July 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate: 1. Skating the Sacramento Waterfront Promenade, 2. Skating the American River Parkway, 3. A family of chickens on the American River Parkway. 2 photos and 2 video clips from the July 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Clips from the July 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate: 1. Skating the Sacramento Waterfront Promenade, 2. Skating the American River Parkway, 3. A family of chickens on the American River Parkway.

Above were links to the KCRA, Channel 3, video of the June 22, 2009 Monday Night Skate and a News and Review ad by Scott. 8/14/2012 I noticed that these links were dead. There still are links to other reviews of the Monday Night Skate.

2 photos and 2 video clips from the July 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

We had 13 skaters tonight, Alice, David, Dayle, Gordon, Gus, Guy, Larry, Morgan, Nikki, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. As suggested by Alice, we decided to skate toward Rio Linda via the American River Parkway - a longer than normal skate.

First we skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, where we skated west to Front Street and the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. We then skated north on the Sacramento Waterfront Promenade to Capitol Mall, where we crossed north into Old Sacramento. See Monday Night Skate July 13 YouTube videos linked to above on the right to visually sample tonight's skate.

From 2nd Street in Old Sacramento we skated onto the American River Parkway.

graphic letter We next continued north on the American River Parkway to The Discovery Parkway Bridge, pausing along the way. At The Discovery Park Bridge, we skated over the bridge down into Discovery Park .WHEEEE!!!!!

In Discovery Park we skated east almost to to Del Paso Boulevard. There, near the drinking fountain, is the trail that heads toward Rio Linda. We headed north on that trail.

We skated several miles toward Rio Linda, then at about 8:20, we turned around and headed back. Most of us returned to 3rd and S via the newer south of the river branch of the American River Parkway.

I estimate that we skated 12 to 14 miles. It was after 9:00 when we got back; Vallejo's was closed. As suggested by Steve, 4 of us met at Willie's on 16th Street to eat, drink, and solve all of the world's problems, while discussing a few movies and jokes.

Bernie

July 6, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On July 6, 2009, we had 16 skaters doing American River Parkway loops!

Skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento on the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Clips from the July 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate: 1. Skating the Sacramento Waterfront Promenade, 2. Skating the American River Parkway, 3. A family of chickens on the American River Parkway.

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

Above are links to the KCRA, Channel 3, video of the June 22, 2009 Monday Night Skate and links to other reviews of the Monday Night Skate and/or Sacramento Skating.

Clips from the July 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate: 1. Skating the Sacramento Waterfront Promenade, 2. Skating the American River Parkway, 3. A family of chickens on the American River Parkway.

We had 16 skaters tonight, Alice, Byron, David, Dayle, Gus, Guy, Hans, John, Lynda, Mark, Nikki, Ronald, Rusty, Steve, Wendy and myself. We had new skaters Hans and Lynda. We had Mark returning to us from his physics research work at Modesto University. As suggested by Alice, we decided to skate to Sacramento State College via the American River Parkway - a longer than normal skate.

First we skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, where we skated west to Front Street and the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. We then skated north on the Sacramento Waterfront Promenade to Capitol Mall, where we crossed north into Old Sacramento. See Monday Night Skate July 6 YouTube videos linked to above on the right to visually sample tonight's skate.

From 2nd Street in Old Sacramento we skated onto the American River Parkway.

graphic letter We next continued north on the American River Parkway to The Discovery Parkway Bridge, pausing along the way. At The Discovery Park Bridge, we went on the relatively new south of the American River branch of the American River Parkway to The 12th Street Bridge. After pausing, we skated north to the point where the American River Parkway crosses Del Paso Boulevard.

Near Del Paso Boulevard, we split into 2 groups - one to skate all the way to Sacramento State Collage, the other to return immediately to our starting point via the north branch (and relatively older) of the American River Parkway.

So Wendy and I returned to 3rd and S via the north side branch of the American River Parkway. The other 14 skaters continued on the American River parkway to Sac State and back to 3rd and S via Sacramento Streets. Wendy and I were back at 3rd and S by 8:40. The other 14 returned about 9:20.

I estimate that Wendy and I skated about 8 miles, while the rest of the skaters skated about 14 to 16 miles.

I enjoyed a bean burrito at Vallejo's. Until next week, keep rolling all you can!

Bernie

June 29, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On June 29, 2009, Gordon led 6 skaters on a great south Sacramento State skate!

Skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento on the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento on the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

Above are links to the KCRA, Channel 3, video of the June 22, 2009 Monday Night Skate and links to other reviews of the Monday Night Skate and/or Sacramento Skating.

Gordon, Alice, Scott, Gus, and Rusty pause at Front Street and Broadway on the June 29, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

It was around 100 degrees, so we only had 6 skaters tonight - Alice, Gordon, Gus, Rusty, Scott, and myself. Guy and Nikki showed up, but Guy did not have his skates. We decided to skate south on the Sacramento River Levee, as suggested and led by Gordon.

First we skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, where we skated west to Front Street and the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. We then skated south on Front Street to Broadway, where we regrouped. See photo above on the right to see us at Broadway and Front Street.

Next we skated west on Broadway to Miller Park. When we tried to skate by the Marina the trail was a dirty wet mess and full of skunks.

graphic letter We next skated south on Ramp Way, and then we skated south on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

At Sutterville Road we continued south on the Levee to Captain's Table and Scott's Seafood Restaurant. After releasing the lobsters ; < ) , we skated north on Riverside Avenue and east on some other streets. Soon we were skating north on Land Park Drive. Coming north on Land Park, we enjoyed a DOWNHILL SECTION WHEEEE!!!!!

Next we skated through Land park, and then north to the middle School on Vallejo. From the Middle School we skated north on Marty to the Tower Theater marquee.

After breaking, we skated west on Broadway, north on 11th and west on S. We were back at our starting point.

Gordon figured we skated 12 miles. 4 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

June 22, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On June 22, 2009, Steve of Channel 3 filmed us and Gordon led 12 skaters on a great Elvas to Sacramento State skate!

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 8, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee. Skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento on the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

Above are links to the KCRA, Channel 3, video of the June 22, 2009 Monday Night Skate and links to other reviews of the Monday Night Skate and/or Sacramento Skating.

graphic letter We had Steve of Channel 3 interview and film us. We had 12 skaters tonight - Alice, Byron, Dayle, Gordon, Gus, Guy, John, Ronald, Rusty, Tina, Wendy and myself. For the first time, Wendy, who just finished a beginning inline skating lesson, joined the Monday Night Skate. As suggested and led by Gordon, we started on a Elvas to Sac State loop.

No new photos or films tonight. In the future I hope to link from here to the Channel 3 report.

We first skated back and forth for Steve of Channel 3. Then we skated east on S Street to Alhambra Boulevard. Then we skated north on Alhambra to E Street and McKinley Boulevard. At this corner, Wendy, who was feeling tired, and I skated west on E Street, back toward our 3rd and S starting point. Gordon, with the remaining 10 skaters, continued north on Alhambra toward Elvas and Sac State.

Wendy and I skated west on E Street to 13rh Street, where we turned south. Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate Wendy and I skated 4 to 6 miles. Gordon and the rest of the skaters probably skated about 14 miles, but I don't know for sure.

I ate alone at Vallejo's, then I skated to my girlfriend's. Even by 9:15 p.m. no other skaters returned to 3rd and S.

I hope we get some good publicity from Channel 3, so many more can know about the great exercise and fun of inline skating and The Monday Night Skate!

Bernie

June 15, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On June 15, 2009, Gordon led 13 skaters on a great 10 mile West Sacramento skate!

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate. One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 8, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee. Skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento on the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

Skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento on the June 15, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had with 13 skaters tonight - Alice, Byron, David, Dayle, Gordon, Gus, Guy, John, Nikki, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. For the first time, Nikki, Guy's wife joined the Monday Night Skate. As suggested and led by Gordon, we skated a West Sacramento loop.

We first skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, then west to Front Street. On the Front Street Promenade we skated to the Tower Bridge, where we skated across Capitol Mall and then across the Tower Bridge into West Sacramento. See photo that links to a YouTube movie above on the right to see us skating across Capitol Mall and around in West Sacramento.

We skated on many streets, including 6th Street and Carrie. Some of the pavement was very smooth. Some of it was not.

After a while we returned by skating across the I Street Bridge down to the Amtrak Station. WHEEEE!!!!!

Skating south from the Amtrak Station, soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. This was a great 10 mile skate!

8 of us then enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

June 8, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On June 8, 2009, Gordon led 6 skaters on a great 6 to 8 mile Land Park and Sacramento River Levee skate!

Skating under the I Street Bridge on the June 1, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate. One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 8, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

Skating under the I Street Bridge on the June 1, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

One video clip that shows two highlights of the June 8, 2009 Monday Night Skate - skating south on Riverside Boulevard and skating north on the Sacramento River Levee.

graphic letter We started with 7 skaters tonight - Byron, David, Gordon, Gus, Morgan, Steve, and myself. As suggested and led by Gordon, we skated a South Sacramento loop.

We first skated south on 3rd Street to Broadway. There we skated east to 5th Street, where we again skated south.  At this point David left us.

We continued south on 5th Street for quite a while, then we skated east to Riverside Boulevard ( See photo that links to a YouTube movie above on the right to see us skating south on Riverside Boulevard. ), where we skated south to Land Park, which we entered by skating east on on 11th Street. We enjoyed skating around Land Park, then we exited near the Sacramento Zoo.

After taking a break to let the monkeys loose, we skated west on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento River Levee. See photo that links to a YouTube movie above on the right to see us skating north on the beautiful Sacramento River Levee.

After leaving the Sacramento River Levee, we had some trouble with the rough pavement on Ramp Street. Then, as we skated north of Broadway, we learned that our beautiful trail next to the river was closed. So, we skated north on Front Street.

Soon we were back at our 3rd and S location, after a fun and beautiful 6 to 8 mile skate. 5 of us then enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

June 1, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On June 1, 2009, Gordon led 9 skaters on a great 10 mile Natomas Loop!

Skating under the I Street Bridge on the June 1, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate. An egret in the American River, as seen from the north bridge into Discovery Park, on the June 1, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating under the I Street Bridge on the June 1, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

An egret in the American River, as seen from the north bridge into Discovery Park, on the June 1, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 9 skaters tonight - Dayle, David, Gordon, Gus, Jacob, Morgan, Rusty, Tina, and myself. As suggested and led by Gordon, we skated a Natomas loop.

We first skated north on 3rd Street to O Street.  Then we skated east to Front Street. After regrouping we skated into West Sacramento.

From Old Sacramento to we skated onto the American River Parkway.  See photo that links to a YouTube movie above on the left to see us skating onto the American River Parkway and under the I Street Bridge.  On the Parkway we skated past the Sacramento water intake facility to the Discovery Park Bridge.  After regrouping, we skated down the Bridge into Discovery Park.  See photo that links to a YouTube movie above in the center to see what this was like.  WHEEEE!!!!!

Once in Discovery Park, we skated east on the American River Parkway to Northgate Boulevard, where we skated north over Garden Highway.   We then skated north and west toward Natomas.   One of the main streets we skated west on was Pebblewood.

Then we head back home on a Natomas trail.  Soon we were skating south into Discovery Park. As we entered Discovery Park, we could;ld see an egret from the bridge.

From Discovery Park we skated east and up the Discovery Park Bridge to the American River Parkway, which we skated into Old Sacramento. See photo above on the right to see the egret.

graphic letter We skated south from Old Sacramento on several streets, including 3rd Street.  Very soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

It was 9:00 p.m. and Vallejo's had just closed; no food, drink, and conversation tonight. But, everyone agreed that we had a great skate!

Bernie

May 25, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On May 25, 2009, 10 skated around Sacrtamento on its "bike" (multi-purpose) lanes!

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.  Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate. Jacob, Steve, Gus, Rusty, Guy, Morgan (behind Guy), and Byron regroup at 39th and T Streets on the May 25, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate.

Jacob, Steve, Gus, Rusty, Guy, Morgan (behind Guy), and Byron regroup at 39th and T Streets on the May 25, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 10 skaters tonight - Byron, David, Gus, Guy, Jacob, Morgan, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. We decided to skate around Sacramento on its "bike" (multi-purpose) lanes.

First we skated east on S and T Streets. When we reached Alhambra, we skated north to McKinley Park. Next, as suggested by Guy, we skated around McKinley Park. On H Street, we skated east to 39th Street, where we skated south to T Street. See the 39th and T Streets regrouping photo above on the right.

From 39th and T, I skated back on T and S Streets to our 3rd and S starting point. Along the way I met Dave, who had stopped to talk with some friends. The other 8 skaters skated east on T Street to 59th Street, before returning.

I estimate that David and I skated about 8 miles and that the rest of the group skated about 12 miles. After the skate, 4 of us enjoyed food , beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

Bernie

May 18, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On May 18, 2009, 6 skate Sacramento streets, the American River Parkway, and a Natomas Parkway, by a skate park, to and from a Natomas Industial Park!

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.  Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate. Dave and Tina skate at a skate park on the May 18, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating into Discovery Park on the May 19, 2008 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Mark, Julie, Molly, Lisa, Dean, and Scott skate on a new north area trail on the June 25, 2007 Monday Night Skate.

Dave and Tina skate at a skate park on the May 18, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 6 skaters tonight - David, Gordon, Gus, Rusty, Tina, and myself. We decided to skate to Natomas Industrial Park.

First we skated north on 3rd Street, then we skated west on O Street to Front Street, where we skated the Promenade into Old Sacramento. In Old Sacramento we skated north on 2nd Street and and west onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway, we skated north to the Discovery Park Bridge. See near Discovery :Park Bridge photo linked to a YouTube movie above on the left. Skating down the bridge into Discovery Park is always fun. WHEEEE!!!!!

In Discovery Park we skated north to exit onto Garden Highway.  Fortunately, at this point, there is a multi-use trail parallel to Garden Highway.  We took this trail west to Gateway Oaks Drive, were we skated north to River Plaza Drive.  On River Plaza Drive we again skated west onto a Natomas Parkway trail. See the Natomas Trail photo above in the center.

On the Natomas Trail we skated west over a bridge to a skate park, where most of our skaters did tricks. See the Skate Park photo linked to a YouTube video above on the right.

After the Skate Park, we continued on the Natomas Trail to Natomas Industrial Park. After a short break, we returned pretty much the way we came.

Returning the way we came, in a while we were back at 3rd and S.    It was about 10 after 9:00. I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles. 

Since Vallejo's was closed and it was late, Gordon and I enjoyed food, drinks, and conversation at Ernesto's. A great exercise and fun night!

Bernie

May 11, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On May 11, 2009, 10 skate south on the Sacramento River Levee and return downtown via Land Park!

Gordon and Tina play Cat and Mouse at Crocker Middle School on the May 11, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Tina spins on the high bar at Crocker Middle School on the May 11, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Gordon and Tina play Cat and Mouse at Crocker Middle School on the May 11, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Tina spins on the high bar at Crocker Middle School on the May 11, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 10 skaters tonight - David, Dayle, Gordon, Gus, Guy, Morgan, Ronald, Rusty, Tina, and myself. We decided to skate south on the Sacramento River Levee.

First we skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, where we skated west to Front Street and the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. We then skated south on Front Street to Broadway, where we regrouped.

Next we skated south across Broadway onto Ramp Way. We skated south on Ramp Way and then south on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road.

At Sutterville Road, we broke into 2 groups, one group to skate directly east on Sutterville Road . The other group to skate further south first, for a longer skate. Next stop: the Sacramento Zoo.

After breaking briefly at the Sacramento Zoo, we skated into Land Park. Everything was pretty, and still daylight at 7:50 pm. From Land Park we stated north into the Middle School on Vallejo Way. Some of the skaters enjoyed doing tricks (skating tricks) in the parking lot, and other skaters enjoyed performing on the equipment. See 2 photos and related YouTube movies above: Playing Cat and Mouse, and using the high bar.

We returned to near Broadway via Marty, then we paused to look at the Tower Theater Marquee. Then, we skated west on Broadway to 11th Street, where we skated north to S Street. A few blocks west, and we back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles. 

After the skate, 7 of us enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. What a lot of skating and social fun!

Bernie

May 4, 2009

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On May 4, 2009, 5 skate the new (south of river) American River Parkway and return downtown via 7th Street!

Morgan, David, Rusty, Bernie, and Gus pose in circle silhouette on the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade on the May 4, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Skating the Sacramento River Front Promenade on the May 4, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Background music is 'Traveling Band' by Credence Clearwater Revival.

Morgan, David, Rusty, Bernie, and Gus pose in circle silhouette on the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade on the May 4, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Skating the Sacramento River Front Promenade on the May 4, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Background music is 'Traveling Band' by Credence Clearwater Revival.

graphic letter We had 5 skaters tonight - David, Gus, Morgan, Rusty, and myself. It look as if it might rain, so we decided on a short skate. As suggested by Rusty, we skated the new American River Parkway and came directly back to town on 7th Street.

First we skated north on 3rd Street to O Street, where we skated west to Front Street and the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. See Promenade circle silhouette photo above on the left.

After resting, we skated north on the Sacramento Riverfront Promenade. See ph to that links to a 30 second YouTube video above on the right.

We continued on the Promenade across the Tower Bridge into Old Sacramento. In Old Sacramento, we skated north on 2nd Street and then west onto the American River Parkway.

After we regrouped at the Discovery Park Bridge, instead of skating into Discovery Park on the Bridge, we skated north onto the the new Parkway. We continued on the new Parkway for over a mile, then we skated south at the 5th Street exit to Richards Boulevard. On Richards Boulevard we skated east to 7th Street.

On 7th Street we were able to skate back into Downtown Sacramento, where most of us enjoyed skating down the best parking lot in the world! WHEEEE!!!!!

Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate that this was a 6 to 7 mile skate.

After the skate, Gus, and I enjoyed food, drinks, and conversation at Vallejo's. Great skating and social fun!

Bernie

April 27, 2009

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On April 27, 2009, 6 skated to and from Sacramento State College!

Ronald, Gus, Gordon, Bernie, and Guy pose at Stockton Boulevard and T Street on the April 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Tina. Gordon, Ronald, Guy, Gus, and Tina pause in Andiamo's Parking Lot on the April 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Ronald, Gus, Gordon, Bernie, and Guy pose at Stockton Boulevard and T Street on the April 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo by Tina.

Gordon, Ronald, Guy, Gus, and Tina pause in Andiamo's Parking Lot on the April 27, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 6 skaters tonight - Gordon, Gus, Guy, Ronald, Tina, and myself. In accord with popular demand, we agreed to skate to and from Sacramento State College.

First we skated east on S Street. After 28th Street, we skated south onto T Street. We then continued skating east on T Street until we crossed Stockton Boulevard. See T Street & Stockton Boulevard photo above on the left.

After pausing, we continued east on T Street, which is smooth, to 59th Street. On 59th Street we skated south to M Street, east on M Street, east on Elvas right into Sacramento State College.

At Sacramento State College we skated down the its wonderful parking lot. Twice!!!. WHEEEE!!!!! WHEEEE!!!!!

We returned to downtown Sacramento on M Street. See Andiamo's Parking Lot photo above on the right. This was a 12 to 14 mile skate.

After the skate, Gordon Gus, and I enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. A lot of skating and social fun!

Bernie

April 20, 2009

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On April 20, 2009, 14 skaters (one on a bike) enjoyed old and new parts of the American River Parkway!

Larry, Gordon, Rusty, Dave, Gus, Steve, Byron, and Ronald pose in Andiamo's Parking Lot on the April 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Gus, Tina, David, Larry, Rusty, Byron, and Ronald pause at the Sacramento State Parking Lot on the April 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Steve, Gus, John, Rusty, Ronald, Jacob (behind Larry), Larry, Morgan, Bernie,Guy, Lorne, and Gordon at 3rd and S before the April 20, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo by David.

Jacob, Morgan, Steve, Ronald, Lorne, John, and Gordon in Vallejo's after the April 20, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 14 skaters tonight - David, Gordon, Gus, Guy, Jacob, John, Larry, Lorne, Morgan, Ronald, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. This night I rode my bicycle. We had a guest skater from Vancouver, British Columbia, Lorne Milne. Lorne teaches skiing, skate-boarding, and inline skating. Not only does he teach these sports, but he also teaches the instructors of these sports. See photo of our group above on the left.

We decided to skate the American River Parkway. First we skated north on 3rd,then west on O to Front Street. Next we skated into Old Sacramento and then onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway we skated north, breaking along the way, to the bridge into Discovery Park. Skating down this bridge we were soon in Discovery Park. WHEEEE!!!!!

We were now on the old American River Parkway (north of the river). We skated to near Del Paso Boulevard, breaking along the way, then we skated south on the 12th Street Bridge. to the new American River Parkway (south side of the river).

We were now homeward bound! We skated the new parkway back to Old Sacramento, then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point. This was an 8 to 10 mile skate. Lorne, from Vancouver, was very impressed by the skating available in Sacramento.

Eight of us enjoyed food, drink, and conversation after the skate. See group photo above on the right.

Bernie

April 13, 2009

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On April 13, 2009, 10 skaters skated to and from Sacramento State College!

Larry, Gordon, Rusty, Dave, Gus, Steve, Byron, and Ronald pose in Andiamo's Parking Lot on the April 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Gus, Tina, David, Larry, Rusty, Byron, and Ronald pause at the Sacramento State Parking Lot on the April 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Larry, Gordon, Rusty, Dave, Gus,
Steve, Byron, and Ronald pose in
Andiamo's Parking Lot on the
April 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Tina, David, Larry, Rusty,
Byron, and Ronald pause at the
Sacramento State Parking Lot on the
April 13, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 10 skaters tonight - Byron, David, Gordon, Gus, Larry, Ronald, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. Rusty said that 3 Sacramento skaters rode Amtrak and skated in San Francisco on Friday night. We started on a Natomas skate, but we ended up skating to Sac State so Ronald could join us at 24th and Capitol.

As led by Gordon and Steve, we skated east on Capitol Ave. and other Streets to Andiamo's Parking Lot. See Andiamo's Parking Lot photo above on the left.

Then, we skated east on L Street and M Street M Street to 59th Street, breaking along the way. At 59th Street we skated to Elvas and then into Sac State, where we paused. See Sac State Parking Lot photo above on the right. We also skated down this wonderful parking lot. Twice. WHEEEE!!!!! WHEEEE!!!!!

We returned in several groups. Some skating on T Street, some skating on M Street. This was a 12 to 14 mile skate. Well done by everybody but me; I had trouble keeping up.

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. A lot of skating and social fun!

Bernie

April 6, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

On April 6, 2009 9 skaters skated south to and from the Sacramento Zoo!

Bernie, Dayle, Rusty, Laura, Gordon, Byron, and Gus (behind Byron) take a break near the Marina on the April 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate.  Photo by David Rusty, Steve, Tina, and Ronald take a break in Natomas on the March 30, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Bernie, Dayle, Rusty, Laura, Gordon, Byron,
and Gus (behind Byron) take a break near the
Marina on the April 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate.
Photo by David.

Laura, Gordon, and Gus skate south
on the Sacramento River Levee
on the April 6, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 9 skaters tonight - Byron, David, Dayle, Gordon, Gus, Laura, Rusty, Tina, and myself. Rusty again announced that we would carpool to a Friday Night Skate in San Francisco on April 10. He has written an email message to our email Forum to provide more information. Above I have linked to this information. As suggested and led by Gordon, we skated south toward the Sacramento Zoo.

First, we skated south on 3rd Street. Then we skated west on Broadway. At Ramp Way, we skated south to the Sacramento River Levee. See near Marina photo above on the left.

Then we continued south on Ramp Way and The Sacramento River Levee. See skating south on Sacramento River Levee photo above on the right.

At Sutterville Road, we took a break, then we skated east to the Sacramento Zoo.

After breaking briefly at the Sacramento Zoo, we skated into Land Park. Everything was pretty, and still daylight at 7:40 pm. From Land Park we stated north into the Middle School on Vellejo Way. Many skaters then enjoyed doing tricks in the parking lot (skating tricks).

We returned to near Broadway via Marty, then we paused to look at the Tower Theater Marquee. Then, we skated west on Broadway to 11th Street, where we skated north to S Street. A few blocks west, and we back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate that we skated 6 to 8 miles. 

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, drinks, and wide-ranging conversation at Vallejo's. What a lot of skating and social fun!

Bernie

March 30, 2009

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On March 30, 2009 8 skaters skated to and from an industrial park in Natomas!

Ronald, new skater from Chile, gets ready for the  March 23, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Rusty, Steve, Tina, and Ronald take a break in Natomas on the March 30, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Gus, Rusty, Steve, and Ronald pause
near the Discovery Park Bridge on the
March 30, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Rusty, Steve, Tina, and Ronald
take a break in Natomas on the
March 30, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 8 skaters tonight - David, Gus, John, Ronald, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. Rusty announced that we would carpool to a Friday Night Skate in San Francisco on April 10. He has written an email message to our email Forum to provide more information. Above I have linked to this information.

We decided to skate to Natomas Park and back. First we skated north on 3rd Street, then we skated west on O Street to Front Street, where we skated the Promenade into Old Sacramento. In Old Sacramento we skated north on 2nd Street and and west onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway, we skated north to the Discovery Park Bridge. See near Discovery :Park Bridge photo above on the left. Skating down the bridge into Discovery Park is always fun. WHEEEE!!!!!

In Discovery Park we skated north to exit onto Garden Highway.  Fortunately, at this point, there is a multi-use trail parallel to Garden Highway.  We took this trail west to Gateway Oaks Drive, were we skated north to River Plaza Drive.  On River Plaza Drive we again skated west onto a Natomas Parkway trail, which took us to Natomas Business Park. On the way there we paused about 15 minutes at a skate park, where most of our skaters did tricks.

See photo above on the right to see us taking a break in Natomas. At Natomas Park, after we rested, we returned on the same trail we skated to Natomas Park.  A good way back.

Returning the way we came, we were soon back at 3rd and S.    I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles. 

Since Vallejo's was closed, 6 of us enjoyed pizza and drinks at Vic's Pizza on 16th Street near P Street. What a lot of skating and social fun!

Bernie

March 23, 2009

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On March 23, 2009 9 skaters skated the American River Parkway!

Ronald, new skater from Chile, gets ready for the  March 23, 2009 Monday Night Skate. David, Gordon, Ronald, Steve, Rusty, Morgan, and Gus pause on the March 23, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

Ronald, new skater from Chile,
gets ready for the March 23, 2009
Monday Night Skate.

David, Gordon, Ronald,
Steve, Rusty, Morgan,
and Gus pause on the
March 23, 2009
Monday Night Skate.

graphic letter We had 9 skaters tonight - David, Gordon, Gus, Morgan, Ronald, Rusty, Steve, Tina, and myself. See photo that links to a new skater, Ronald above on the left. Rusty announced that he hoped we would do a Friday Night Skate in San Francisco in April. I asked Rusty to use our email group to send out an email announcement.

We decided to skate the American River Parkway. First we skated north on 3rd,then west on O to Front Street. See photo that links to a photo of 7 skaters on Front Street above on the right. Next we skated into Old Sacramento and then onto the American River Parkway.

On the American River Parkway we skated north, breaking along the way, to the bridge into Discovery Park. Skating down this bridge we were soon in Discovery Park. WHEEEE!!!!!

We were now on the old American River Parkway (north of the river). We skated to near Del Paso Boulevard, breaking along the way, then we skated south on the 12th Street Bridge. to the new American River Parkway (south side of the river).

We were now homeward bound! We skated the new parkway back to Old Sacramento, then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point.

Vallejo's closed early (8:50), so 5 of us enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Ernesto's. I estimate that we skated 8 to 10 miles tonight. A great workout and a lot of fun!.

Bernie

March 16, 2009

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On March 16, 2009 we skated to and from Sac State!

Sac State Band practices. Skating Sac State Parking Lot.

Sac State Band practices.

Skating Sac State Parking Lot.

I returned to skating this Monday, and I had trouble keeping up with the other skaters. As suggested by Rusty, we skated to and from Sac State, enjoying the parking lot while there. Skating tonight: Dayle, Gus, Jacob, Morgan, Rusty, Tina, and myself.

We skated 12 to 14 miles. A great workout! We finished skating after 9:00 p.m., so Valejo's was closed to us. See you Monday, March 23, 2009 (next Monday)!

Bernie

March 9, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

I don't know about this skate yet; I'm in a film class till 3/16/2009!

Photo and link to YouTube movie of Gordon and Gus skating north on the East Sacramento River Promenade on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo and link to Gordon and Gus Skating north through Old Sacramento on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night. Photo and link to YouTube movie: Gordon and Gus skate west on P Street on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

North on Promenade

North in Old Sac

East on P Street

I will be in a film making class Mondays until March 16, 2009. Until then I will be missing the Monday Night Skate, but there will still be a Monday Night Skate. Please let me know if you have information about the Monday Night Skate. Graphic email addres

Bernie

March 2, 2009

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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000.

I am not positive, but I believe that tonight we were rained out.

It rained earlier in the day. By 7;00 p.m. the ground was about 40% wet and 60% dry - wet for good skating.

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In talking with Rusty, I learned that some skaters have been showing up on Mondays for the Monday Night Skate - Dave, Morgan, Rusty, and Steve among others. There still is a Monday Night Skate at 7:00 p.m. at 3rd and S, even if I won't be there again until after March 9, because I am taking a film class on Monday nights.

I look forward to skating again after March 9, 2009. Keep rolling all you can!

Bernie

February 23, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000.

Tonight we were rained out.

It rained off and on before 7:00 p.m. By 7;00 p.m. the ground was wet for skating.

In talking with Rusty, I learned that some skaters have been showing up on Mondays for the Monday Night Skate - Dave, Morgan, Rusty, and Steve among others. There still is a Monday Night Skate at 7:00 p.m. at 3rd and S, even if I won't be there again until after March 9, because I am taking a film class on Monday nights.

I look forward to skating again after March 9, 2009. Keep rolling all you can!

Bernie

February 16, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000.

Tonight we were rained out.

I skated to 3rd and S, to be sure I made an accurate decision on skating or not skating tonight. At 6:52 p.m. 100% of the pavement was wet, and it was raining! It was not a good night for skating!

In talking with Rusty, I learned that some skaters have been showing up on Mondays for the Monday Night Skate - Dave, Morgan, Rusty, and Steve among others. There still is a Monday Night Skate at 7:00 p.m. at 3rd and S, even if I won't be there again until after March 9, because I am taking a film class on Monday nights.

Keep rolling all you can!

Bernie

February 9, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

I don't know about this skate yet; I'm in a film class till 2/16/2009!

Photo and link to YouTube movie of Gordon and Gus skating north on the East Sacramento River Promenade on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo and link to Gordon and Gus Skating north through Old Sacramento on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night. Photo and link to YouTube movie: Gordon and Gus skate west on P Street on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

North on Promenade

North in Old Sac

East on P Street

I will be in a film making class Mondays until February 16, 2009. Until then I will be missing the Monday Night Skate, but there will still be a Monday Night Skate. Please let me know if you have information about the Monday Night Skate. Graphic email addres

Bernie

February 2, 2009

Johnny Be Good
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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

I don't know about this skate yet; I'm in a film class till 2/16/2009!

Photo and link to YouTube movie of Gordon and Gus skating north on the East Sacramento River Promenade on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo and link to Gordon and Gus Skating north through Old Sacramento on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night. Photo and link to YouTube movie: Gordon and Gus skate west on P Street on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

North on Promenade

North in Old Sac

East on P Street

I will be in a film making class Mondays until February 16, 2009. Until then I will be missing the Monday Night Skate, but there will still be a Monday Night Skate. Please let me know if you have information about the Monday Night Skate. Graphic email addres

Bernie

January 26, 2009

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Sacramento Skate Patrol Meetings

I don't know about this skate yet; I'm in a film class till 2/16/2009!

Photo and link to YouTube movie of Gordon and Gus skating north on the East Sacramento River Promenade on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo and link to Gordon and Gus Skating north through Old Sacramento on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night. Photo and link to YouTube movie: Gordon and Gus skate west on P Street on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

North on Promenade

North in Old Sac

East on P Street

I will be in a film making class Mondays until February 16, 2009. Until then I will be missing the Monday Night Skate, but there will still be a Monday Night Skate. Please let me know if you have information about the Monday Night Skate. Graphic email addres

Bernie

January 19, 2009

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Gordon, Gus, and Bernie do Downtown Sacramento skate!

Photo and link to YouTube movie of Gordon and Gus skating north on the East Sacramento River Promenade on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate. Photo and link to Gordon and Gus Skating north through Old Sacramento on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night. Photo and link to YouTube movie: Gordon and Gus skate west on P Street on the January 19, 2009 Monday Night Skate.

North on Promenade

North in Old Sac

East on P Street

Gordon led us on a great skate. First we skated north into Old Sacrament. See first 2 photos above that link to YouTube videos.

Then we skated east on I and H Streets. Along the way we encountered a wonderful parking lot. One way to enjoy a parking lot is to skate to the top and take the elevator down. We had even more fun! WHEEEE!!!!!

We continued skating east on H and other streets, then around 28th Street we skated south to P Street. We continued west on P (See photo above on the right that link to a YouTube video.) and S Streets till we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. Along the way we visited several points of interest, including the Marshall School.

After about 6 or more miles of skating we were back and ready for food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's.

I will be in a film making class Mondays until February 16, 2009. Until then I will be missing the Monday Night Skate, but there will still be a Monday Night Skate.

Bernie

January 12, 2009

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YouTube movie of photos from past Christmas light skates with Bethoven music. Skating through hoops of Christmas lights on S Street on the December 10, 2007 Monday Night Skate.

I don't know; I was at a film making class!

No new photos or movies. I was at a film making class. I don't know what happened at this Monday Night Skate.

See photo that links to a YouTube video above on the left. See photo that links to a YouTube video above on the right.

Unless it is raining, or the pavement is wet from rain, there will be a Monday Night Skate January 12, 2009, Monday.  And I plan to be there!

Bernie

January 5, 2009

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Sacramento and Sacramento Skaters (skating on water) from the I Street Bridge on June 8, 2000.

Tonight we were rained out.

It rained off and on today, and at 7:00 p.m. the streets and sidewalks were quite wet.  A good night for slipping and sliding, but not for skating.  

Bernie

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