Dad's Ride 2012

5/24/2012

Total Miles = 423

Avg. MPG = 45

Avg Gas Price per Gal = $4.36

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Dad's ride 2012. Annual ride in honor of my dad who died on Memorial Day, 1974.

 

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Early start.

 

Amador County welcome sign.

 

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Always pass this place with a lot of fun-looking stuff in it.

 

Maintenance crews were cutting down this bunch of pants from a power line.

 

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Approaching New Melones Lake.

 

Normal parking spot at Burger King in Sonora.

 

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Neat structure over the mountain ridge riding along Hwy 108.

 

No traffic for most of the ride.

 

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Great shots of the water along the way.

 

Beautiful scenery the whole way.

 

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This is my favorite part of the whole ride. This view always fascniates me.

 

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Ever see Galaxy Quest? This rock formation reminds me of the part where all the little miners were shouting, "Gerignak, gerignak, gerignak." Then the rocks form a creature that attacks Capt. Nesmith.

 

Walker River along Hwy 395.
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Finally made it to Walker Burgers in Walker. I miscalculated the time it would take to get from Sonora to Walker, so we were 45 minutes late. It takes 2 hours, not one hour, to make that journey. This is a pic of the size samples Walker Burger uses to show the sizes of french fries.

 

The courtyard at Walker Burger.
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Great lunch.

 

Always get gas and a lotto ticket here. Edward and Judy waiting while I fill up.

 

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Fire along the mountains near Carson City.

 

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The start of Hwy 89 going over Monitor Pass.

 

 

 

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Got in to Lake Tahoe and it was so windy, the lake looked like the ocean.

 

Heading home, stopped in Auburn and got this pic of the evening sky.

 

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Auburn City Hall at night. Another great ride this year.
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