A WONDERFUL ASPECT of living in Northern California is the fact that November can be knocking but there may still be weeks of good riding with lots of places to explore. A day or two before Halloween, I took Aria, the Guzzi, out for a little two-hour spin and ended up on Drum Powerhouse Road east of Dutch Flat.
(I waste a lot of electrons taking pictures of Aria - and "the Horse,” the GSA sitting at home in the garage this day. That said, click on any picture to enlarge it.)
Dutch Flat's claim to fame? It was the spot where the Big Four and Theodore Judah finalized plans for the Central Pacific's crossing of the Sierra. A portion of the historic route follows the southern ridge at the top of this canyon. This area fairly oozes history.
The Saturday chores I’d put off, waited for my return, so it appears that the only magic this day would be that which I always find on the Open Road.
Church of the Open Road Press