Delta Bike Tour 1 – Day 2

Wakeena Slough Rd with trees | Rio Vista hills | Delta Bike Tour | A blog series exploring a two day road bike tour around the Sacramento Delta. Includes route maps and pics. JamieThornton.com #deltabiketour

Delta Bike Tour | A blog series exploring a two day road bike tour around the Sacramento Delta. Includes route maps and pics. JamieThornton.com #deltabiketourThis is the fourth post in a new series that explores some of my research and adventures while writing A Feast of Weeds, a post-apocalyptic adventure trilogy.

On the second day of the trip we had breakfast at this small diner with great local food–Raul’s Striper Cafe. We got an early start on the road, crossing the beautiful Rio Vista bridge back into Sacramento County. I took less pictures this day since I was tired and sore and wanted to keep moving. Still, the countryside was gorgeous and we discovered a number of delta town gems, including a Japanese Bath House and the town of Locke. We didn’t have time to explore like we wanted, so while biking home on this trip we began planning a second one. The stories and pictures from that second trip will post over the next few months.

While I didn’t write while on the bike, I worked hard on A Feast of Weeds in other ways. I also learned how deeply connected Sacramento is to delta culture. Of course, I had known this before the trip, but actually exploring the roads and levees and sloughs and ferries that connect Sacramento to the ocean deepened my sense of place in a way I still can’t quite describe. But I know the experience will inform my stories for years to come.

Igneous Books is publishing A Feast of Weeds in late Spring 2015. I’ll be sending updates, sneak peeks, and advance reader copies through my email list.  I hope you decide to Join the Adventure.

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Bridge line | Rio Vista hills | Delta Bike Tour | A blog series exploring a two day road bike tour around the Sacramento Delta. Includes route maps and pics. JamieThornton.com #deltabiketour
Crossing the Rio Vista bridge
Isleton | Rio Vista hills | Delta Bike Tour | A blog series exploring a two day road bike tour around the Sacramento Delta. Includes route maps and pics. JamieThornton.com #deltabiketour
Isleton, CA
Wakeena Slough Rd with trees | Rio Vista hills | Delta Bike Tour | A blog series exploring a two day road bike tour around the Sacramento Delta. Includes route maps and pics. JamieThornton.com #deltabiketour
The beautiful, luxurious, Wakeena Slough Rd
Maximize this image to see the Downtown Sacramento skyline in the distance.
Maximize this image to see the Downtown Sacramento skyline in the distance.

 

Other posts of the series

  1. Delta Bike Tour 1 - The Maps (September 6, 2014)
  2. Delta Bike Tour 1 - Day 1 (October 1, 2014)
  3. Delta Bike Tour 1 - Rio Vista (October 15, 2014)
  4. Delta Bike Tour 1 - Day 2 (October 29, 2014)

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