Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: Medici road, Fisher MTB
I used to live near you. I grew up in Sierra Madre, CA. That is by Pasadena. Sorry about the fires. Tragic. Those Santa Ana winds can really come at the bad times during fire season. I really feel for those people who lost their homes and possessions.
Do you ride the river bikepath? if not, you should really check it out. I mean mainly the San Gabriel River path. You can drive to a supermarket parking lot next to it, then hop on the bikepath. You can build up to making it all the way to the beach. The beach itself, with it's lovely views, is reward enough for the effort! The Ciocc would be best for a good river ride. Where do you ride? I used to like Carbon Canyon. Or, going over the big hill on Colima, down to Whittier, then Beach Boulevard all the way to the beach. Fun. Put some bigger cogs on the road bike for now, so a hill won't be so hard. Be safe. Later.