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Old 12-08-2011, 10:25 PM   #61
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Day 10 Dec 8 0 kms Sacramento Ca

Day 10 Dec 8 0 kms Sacramento Ca

This morning I realized that there was no where I needed to be today, so I decided I would stick around Sacramento and see the sites. I had heard that the Old Sacramento part of town was pretty nice there was a cool train museum there. I went to tell the hostel staff that I would be staying another night, and they told me they had a big group coming and they would have no move me to another dorm. No problem, I can move I said. So then they checked the computer and asked me if I minded sleeping on a top bunk. I was less than thrilled with the prospect as I am old and fat and would need to climb down in the middle of the night at some point. She told me there was a private room available, so I Asked how much. Her boss was sitting there, and we had been talking earlier about the history of Sacramento and the history of the hostel. He told her to give me the private room for the same rate as the dorm. Sweet. They had also previously told me I would have to move my bike out of the parking lot and onto the patio ( still inside the gates) as the group would need lots of parking. So they comped me the parking as well.

The private room isn’t big, but its private.




So I got moved into my new room, and away I went. The hostel is right down town, and close to everything, so I started walking towards old town. While walking through the park, I saw and area roped off and a bunch news cameras and cops standing around.


In the news last night there was a report that the occupy Sacramento group was staging a protest last night, and this morning there was a news report that 23 people had been arrested. So I figured I had better go over and see what was going on. Turns out there was a guy, who, as part of his protest, was occupying a tree.



Headed off towards old town. It was pretty cool. All the buildings were restored to the 1880’s era, but had modern businesses in them





Checked out the first museum


Walked down to the river front, and they had a stern wheeler that had been turned into a Hotel



Checked out another museum





Went to the military museum



Then spent a lot of time at the railway museum.










Walked back to the hostel a few hours later, and the tree guy was still in his tree.




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Old 12-08-2011, 10:53 PM   #62
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You better keep running south if your going to take cheap shots at the kootenays like that!
Great to see you getting your journey underway.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #63
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Have fun on your way South.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:24 PM   #64
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Your doing a fine job Brian !!

If I have a critique, which I really don't, but maybe focus more on you and your trip. Don't worry so much about us assholes.
This will always be something you alone will remember, to look back on a long time from now.

Bottom line, some great stuff so far... great pics, and may the Gods smile upon a great " trip dude " !!

:)

I'm in.

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Old 12-08-2011, 11:30 PM   #65
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free lunch

Hey Brian, welcome to Sacramento I have been following your rr and loving it. If your still in the Sacramento area on Friday afternoon I'd love to buy you lunch. I'm in Antelope which is about 10 miles east of downtown Sac. Your riding the bike I want next so I've enjoyed your report. Pm me if your interested, or post a reply here I'll check in the morning. We have a nice little sports grill restaruant across from my shop.

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:30 AM   #66
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Your doing a fine job Brian !!

If I have a critique, which I really don't, but maybe focus more on you and your trip. Don't worry so much about us assholes.
This will always be something you alone will remember, to look back on a long time from now.

Bottom line, some great stuff so far... great pics, and may the Gods smile upon a great " trip dude " !!

:)

I'm in.
I can't help it, I'm Canadian

I hope to print this out at the end for my granchildren's grandchildren to enjoy.

Thanks dood :)
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:34 AM   #67
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Have fun on your way South.
Thanks, so far its been great!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:37 AM   #68
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You better keep running south if your going to take cheap shots at the kootenays like that!
Great to see you getting your journey underway.
I love the kootenays. Great riding roads, great scenery, and great people. And....I'm not too worried, I hear they can't shoot straight

Thanks Pongo
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:41 AM   #69
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Heh, heh.

Rock on, Williams Lake dood




Wish you all the best on your dream journey. Safe travels!
You were in town and didn't even call. I'm hurt.

Thanks. This is the trip of a lifetime. So far its been great!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:42 AM   #70
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Hey Brian, Love the way you made those panniers work. It is just great to see what a thinking brain can do with a challenge. Lovin it so far.
Thanks. And the best part was scaring my wife just a bit :)
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #71
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Eek looks like a good time

will bo looking in
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:39 PM   #72
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Really enjoying the RR, and really happy to see you're having a great time!

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Old 12-09-2011, 09:28 PM   #73
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It was great meeting you today. I hope you found the cycle gear shop okay. I'll say it again I am so jealous and excited for you. Did you find a jacket at the shop? I hope you able to get everything in San Francisco you needed. You have a couch here if you needed it on your return north. Ride safe and thanks again fir stopping at my shop and BS a little. Steve
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:49 AM   #74
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will bo looking in
Hey, good to see you on here.

You know its not too late to hop on your bike and join me in Mexico..................
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:53 AM   #75
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It was great meeting you today. I hope you found the cycle gear shop okay. I'll say it again I am so jealous and excited for you. Did you find a jacket at the shop? I hope you able to get everything in San Francisco you needed. You have a couch here if you needed it on your return north. Ride safe and thanks again fir stopping at my shop and BS a little. Steve
I had a good time BSing with you as well. Found the place, but it was closed when I got there ( opens at 10)
Found a good jacket and, yeah, I could spend a LOT of money in there.

Thanks for the offer, and if I am ever back in your area, I will take you up on it.
And..... if you haven't found a Buell by then, I may be able offer you a deal on a slightly used, low mileage Ulysses
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