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    SGRT Before Dawn/After Dusk, How Bad?

    How bad is the San Gabriel River Trail before dawn or after dusk? I'm thinking about doing a little riding during the off hours and want to know what I should expect.

    Thanks.

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    ride with 2 or 3 people.... just my opinion
    Cant we all just ride along???

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    I wouldn't unless I had at least 2 big, strong men with me, but I'm female, so...

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    I'm hearing this third hand, but before dawn should be OK, but after dusk is a different story.

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    from Long Beach to the ocean (my normal route) is nice, but north of Long Beach is pretty rough (meth heads, loose dogs...) even during daylight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cole505
    from Long Beach to the ocean (my normal route) is nice, but north of Long Beach is pretty rough (meth heads, loose dogs...) even during daylight.

    Is it worse during the week? I know that during the weekend at times I feel like I'm riding through the Day of the Dead set.

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    right around dawn and dusk, the wind may pick up, and be even worse than usual if it's a headwind, and especially coming off the ocean.
    Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. -- H. Chinaski

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    Quote Originally Posted by VelodromePhoeni
    right around dawn and dusk, the wind may pick up, and be even worse than usual if it's a headwind, and especially coming off the ocean.
    My thought was to stay farther north since Escanto is only 10-15 minutes away. It does get windy up here, too, though.

    I'm more worried about the "other" people who would be on the path during the noctural hours, though.

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    I've ridden with you, and you're a good, strong, pretty fast rider -- add a little adrenaline, and you could probably outrun anything/anybody that could try to hurt you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VelodromePhoeni
    I've ridden with you, and you're a good, strong, pretty fast rider -- add a little adrenaline, and you could probably outrun anything/anybody that could try to hurt you.
    I could put a couple really, really bright lights on and make a game out of it!

    That is as long as they don't start teaming up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    I wouldn't unless I had at least 2 big, strong men with me, but I'm female, so...
    Do I have to ride the SGRT to have 2 big, strong men with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpconrad
    Is it worse during the week? I know that during the weekend at times I feel like I'm riding through the Day of the Dead set.
    Its the same crow during the week, less traffic, sometime you'll find yourself all alone on the path for a long distance. I feel safer on the weekends because of more cyclists on the path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime
    Do I have to ride the SGRT to have 2 big, strong men with me?
    Hey, I'd ride SGRT if it'll get me 2 big, strong men with me!! Actually, if memory serves, I DID ride the SGRT, and I had 9 big strong men with me!! I LIKE them numbers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VelodromePhoeni
    Actually, if memory serves, I DID ride the SGRT, and I had 9 big strong men with me!! I LIKE them numbers!!

    VP
    Hey VP......I was there too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Hey VP......I was there too!
    I was including you as one of the 9! Although you were so far off the front I wasn't even eating your dust -- it had all blown away in that cross-wind!

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