I was contemplating visiting by brother in So. Pasadena CA and don't really want to do any touristy stuff while out there. I have wanted to ride on the SART (Santa Ana River Trail http://www.santaanarivertrail.com/links.php ). I ride a hybrid bike and have done over 60 miles in a day.
The SART site is pretty lacking in information. Can anyone point me to a better site? Best places to get on it? Topography of the trail? Bike rentals nearby? Motels nearby to stop at? Hints on the flattest sections? Hilliest sections? Sections to avoid?
My wife does not ride and I really don't want to haul my own bike that far, so hence the rental. I had thought of having her drop me off at one point, continue on to a predetermined point and get a motel and I meet her there. I think 2 days of easy riding would do it, I don't want to bore her too much.