Placerville friendliness

I found a great coffee place and the friendliest person in Placerville: Molly at Roaring Road Coffee.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I always leave early enough to get a “medium non-fat decaf mocha no whip” to enjoy during the hour before Bike Club starts while I’m setting up the blacktop course on the playground.

Leroy Greene Academy Bike Club

Sadly, this is all I got today. No one showed up. Everyone is busy, interests are changing. Baseball is still happening and one of our faithful club members is on the team. Another just got a guitar and is going to his friend’s house this afternoon to start a band.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Walk audit at Del Paso Elementary

Robertson Community Center was filled with people from various agencies who wanted to learn about and participate in a walk audit sponsored by WALKSacramento. I went mostly because Del Paso Elementary is in TRUSD and I taught CBET there a couple of years ago.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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There were four teams who walked four different routes around Del Paso Elementary noting the barriers to walking and bicycling to and from school.
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Walking with a friend

Caroline is back from her Asian adventure. Caroline spent about 3 months touring Southeast Asia. I almost went with her on this trip, but when final plans were being determined last November, my mother became ill and all my attention went to her. A determined and brave Caroline went on her own. She recorded her adventure at wulzenadventures.blogspot.com if you’d like to check it out. We met at Raley Field in West Sacramento.
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We started walking and talking,
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and walking … past yoga groups,
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steam engines in Old Sacramento,
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and stand-up paddleboarders on the Sacramento River,
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when all of a sudden, 3 hours had gone by and we were a few miles from our starting point. We turned around, headed back and talked about when we might get together again. We reached no decision on that last point, except that we WILL see each other again and, in the meantime, we will think and dream about when and where we might travel together. Someday.

Ione Bike Rodeo

This was a very early and cold morning. Ione is about a 2-hour drive from E Nicolaus, especially when stopping in downtown Sacramento to pick up LCI Elle and Miha (WALKSacramento). We arrived early to set up the course and got the see the excellent Safety Patrol at work helping students getting to class on time every morningOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The local fire department demonstrated the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet by doing a a melon drop.
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Every student who brought a bicycle to school came to the bike rodeo, all others went to learning stations for nutrition and pedestrian safety.
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Bike Club at Sierra Elementary

Today a drive to Placerville for bike club. This is a great group of kids, they are learning bicycle driving skills rather quickly and I have to make weekly lessons more challenging whenever possible. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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At right is Alyson Fox, staff advisor and an excellent support for the bike club. Alyson keeps track of attendance, waivers, communications with parents and principal. I’m a lucky coach.
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