Last week I drove over to Winters in Yolo County to pedal through the far western edge of the Central Valley and up into the foothills of the range separating Yolo from Napa County. Today I drove to Lake Berryessa in Napa County on the opposite side of those hills.
From the lake, I wanted to pedal up Berryessa-Knoxville Road toward Lake County. It’s a remote, crappy, unmaintained road, but there is almost no traffic. I think I might have seen ten cars, of which three were the same Fish and Wildlife pickup truck with a friendly warden. Saw one ranch within a couple of miles of the lake, but no other habitation and no people along the road all the way up and back.