Are there any roads with few/no stop signs and stop lights in the Valley?
The Chandler bike path has a stop sign or light every quarter mile/half mile. The loop around Balboa park appears to be strewn with goathead thorns and I don't want to repair a flat every other ride.
Do I have to drive all the way out to Angeles Crest or Alhambra to get to the SART/SGRT? That seems excessive. Driving down to Santa Monica is useless since it's impossible to bike at a decent clip amongst kids and pedestrians.
I just want a stretch of at least 5-10 miles with no stops for a benchmark ride to measure my progress. Less hills the better, but no random stops is the big thing.