Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West Coast
Bikes: custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
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Bit more and somewhat aside... I just saw over the weekend, by a bit of exploring and looking at satellite pics, that there loads of off road trails in the area, that I could actually use to commute to work.
Oddly enough, this means that cyclists have, in spite of bike lanes, and probably because of lousy traffic patterns, formed their own "Bike Paths."
In the lower part of the pic is a RR track that is paralled by several "Paths" and where the terrain and fencing and roads obscure the "Paths" they simply found a new route... keeping mainly to the low parts of the valleys, between the mesas.
It looks like bike path heaven down there to the right (east) of the major north south freeway.
This particular area is notorious for bad bike access... (note earlier thread question on how to access "the valley."
Close in pic shows the "Paths" and how the branch from one location after going under a freeway bridge. Note that these are "natural" paths formed by users that are "looking for a better way." Note that so many of these Paths parallel the only other road in the area, a freeway. There should be sanctioned bike Paths here... sigh.