|(co-rider and guest author, Joanne
Myron and I started out about 12:00, trip odometer about 66
We did not take the intercom on this trip, so I was a little concerned about being able to communicate with each other.
|Headed up Lawrence, across 237 to 880 North.
I thought we were headed to Oakland, but the bike headed unexpectedly off to I-80.
At a shady spot on a side street in Berkeley, Myron stopped the
bike and said, "We're here!"
|We relaxed and stretched a bit, then headed back to the freeway.
|2:20PM. We backtracked on I-80 to pick up the Post Office at
then returned to I-80 East and headed northward toward Vallejo.
|2:05 PM. Fueled up in Vallejo at a
Chevron gas station
$2.739 a gallon for premium, 3.526 gallons, $9.66 total.
Trip odometer at 151.9, reset to 0.0
From Vallejo, we sought out Elmira to get an
interesting "E" photo
Myron's view was blocked when we passed the warning sign for Elmira
Checking the map, we found that the road we had turned off on,
|3:30PM. But without a moment's hesitation, Myron followed a jog in the
and brought us to a stop in front of a small building clearly marked, Elmira Post Office.
|We headed East again on 80, looking for 113 to head
up to Woodland.
We spotted a sign for 113 and took the exit and tried to go North on untitled roads.
After about 5 miles, we found an Exxon gas station and asked for directions.
Imagine, Myron, a man, asking for directions!
Well, we were still in Dixon, we had to go further East on 80 to get 113 North.
4:35PM. In Woodland, we searched for the Yolo County
Fortunately, I had spotted the Yolo County Public
Guardian/Administrator Office earlier
From Woodland, we went up Highway 5 to the city of
Yolo to check off our "Y" city.
I noticed some very nice houses in Yolo, and
5:40. Our farthest letter stop in the northern
area was Knights Landing,
|From Knights Landing, we headed down 113
to Davis, 80 to 680 toward Contra Costa County and then home.
6:37 PM, Fueled up in Fairfield at a
Valero gas station,
$2.979 a gallon for premium, 3.472 gallons,
Myron suggested we call Rhea to see if she wanted to
meet us for dinner or coffee
|We agreed to call Rhea when we got there, which was
We found few places to eat and NO coffee shops, although I think there may be one
in the train station. We settled for Beau's, and Rhea met us there.
(We probably should have gone for Thai, a couple of doors down, but thatís another story.)
|Myron - all business on the bike. Alert,
drives with confidence but never bravado, friendly wave to other bikers,
most of whom wave back. (We also wave at kids of all ages.)
When we stopped at Beau's (Martinez) to meet my sister, we parked next to a bike parked out front.
The owners turned out to be in the restaurant. When they left, Myron called out to them, "Nice paint!"
They had a brief, friendly exchange; Myron is surprisingly outgoing when talking with other bikers!
After dinner, we put on an extra
layer of clothing, then took off in the darkness for the last 65 miles
of our day.
|Home at about 9:15, trip odometer
Totals are 316 miles in 9 hours and 15 minutes.
|City Letters: E, K, V, Y
County Letters: C, N, Y
Updated: January 23, 2015 08:51 PM