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    River paths from the coast

    What was the river path the Slacker Century went down? I want to start doing some junk miles on those; not enough flats around here. Are there other trails between Torrance and north OC?

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    It was SART - Santa Ana River Trail. The one between Torrance and SART would be SGRT - San Gabriel River Trail. The beach start of SGRT begins where Long Beach becomes Seal Beach off of PCH (although you could start at the ocean I suppose).

    Edit: I wonder if there's a path along the LA River near the 710?
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    Yes, the east-west bike path through coastal Long Beach connects with the south end of the LA River bike path and follows the LA river north. Ended in the Maywood area the last time I rode it. The graffitti get pretty heavy near the north end.
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    I am riding there (SART) Friday morning if you are interested.
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    Junk miles...sorry, no such thing.
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    Google Liberty Park, Cerritos CA.

    This is a nice area to start from restroom facility entrance to SGRT ride south to Seal Beach approx. 10 miles from here you can then get on Pacific Coast Hwy. and continue as far as you want.
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfa63 View Post
    It was SART - Santa Ana River Trail. The one between Torrance and SART would be SGRT - San Gabriel River Trail. The beach start of SGRT begins where Long Beach becomes Seal Beach off of PCH (although you could start at the ocean I suppose).

    Edit: I wonder if there's a path along the LA River near the 710?
    There is a path near the 710 freeway. It goes down to Long Beach however it's closed off due to contruction near Florence Ave. You can hop the fence and walk it across but it's pretty dirty.

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    Here's a webpage with a map of the bike paths.
    http://www.labikepaths.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    What was the river path the Slacker Century went down? I want to start doing some junk miles on those; not enough flats around here. Are there other trails between Torrance and north OC?

    Steve,

    We're doing the long route here on Sat. if you want to tag along to get ready for the Amtrak. And no, we're not looking to do a 27mph ave. (no offense to the SART crew)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
    Steve,

    We're doing the long route here on Sat. if you want to tag along to get ready for the Amtrak. And no, we're not looking to do a 27mph ave. (no offense to the SART crew)
    I'm leaning toward SGRT Saturday since I think I have to be in seal beach later anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
    And no, we're not looking to do a 27mph ave. (no offense to the SART crew)
    Now, now...you know that's not true, in fact according to you we're getting faster and faster as time goes by. I can assure you that that's not the case...at least not for me. I haven't been on my bike in almost two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955 View Post
    Now, now...you know that's not true, in fact according to you we're getting faster and faster as time goes by. I can assure you that that's not the case...at least not for me. I haven't been on my bike in almost two weeks.
    Ok, Ok, I put an exagerated pace on purpose, but I had heard some big numbers being put down on the not so Slacker Century...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
    Ok, Ok, I put an exagerated pace on purpose, but I had heard some big numbers being put down on the not so Slacker Century...
    Well, "the not so Slacker Century" describes it very closely. The pace was fast, but the stops were FOREVER!
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