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Old 03-28-18, 12:26 PM
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Information on bike paths?

I want to do a century soon and I was wondering if there is a website/app that shows popular bicycle paths/lanes thats free. I live in the valley so I usually bike around there but if I were to bike a century I want to be able see new views and also be safe.
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Old 03-28-18, 12:29 PM
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Old 03-28-18, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bilakor View Post
I live in the valley
Well that certainly narrows down your location a lot.
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Old 03-28-18, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Well that certainly narrows down your location a lot.
I'm guessing san fernando valley, california.

Folks in SoCal sometimes forget that there is a world outside of their region.
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Go to Google Maps, and choose "bicycle'"
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Valley here is full of River.
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Old 03-28-18, 01:52 PM
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I've used https://www.traillink.com/ quite a bit
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Old 03-28-18, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
Folks in SoCal sometimes forget that there is a world outside of their region.
So true. I'm a Northern California native, and can sum up the relationship between L.A. and the rest of the state as this:
"We don't like them and they don't realize we exist." It's not too different from NYC and the rest of New York, for that matter.

As for the original post... Wikipedia actually has a disambiguation page for "The Valley". Maybe it's one of these: ;-)

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
The Valley may refer to any of numerous locations:

Canada
Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia
Fraser Valley in British Columbia
Okanagan Valley in British Columbia
Ottawa Valley in Ontario
Sudbury Basin in Ontario

United States
Fox Cities, Wisconsin
Gila River, valley basin of southeastern Arizona
Jackson Hole, valley of the Teton Range in western Wyoming
Kanawha River valley, West Virginia
Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Lower Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut
Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska
Monongahela Valley, southwestern Pennsylvania
North Valley, Syracuse, New York
South Valley, Syracuse, New York
Penn-York Valley, New York-Pennsylvania
Pioneer Valley, western Massachusetts
Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Skagit Valley, Washington
Spokane Valley, Washington
Steel Valley (Ohio-Pennsylvania), Ohio
Steel Valley (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania
Valley of the Sun, Arizona
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Yakima River Valley, southeastern Washington
Yakima Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area in Washington state

California
Antelope Valley, northern Los Angeles County and eastern Kern County
Coachella Valley
Central Valley
Napa Valley, California
Pomona Valley, California
Sacramento Valley, California
San Fernando Valley, most commonly known as "The Valley" in Southern California
San Gabriel Valley, California
San Jacinto Valley, California
San Joaquin Valley, California
Santa Clara Valley, California
Santa Clarita Valley, California
Silicon Valley, in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area
Simi Valley, California
Sonoma Valley, California
Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California

Other
The Valley, Anguilla, the capital of Anguilla
The Kashmir Valley, a region of the Indian subcontinent
Rossendale, United Kingdom
The Valleys or the South Wales Valleys, United Kingdom
Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
Tóin an tSeanbhaile, a village on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Valley (London), The home ground of Charlton Athletic Football Club
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
So true. I'm a Northern California native, and can sum up the relationship between L.A. and the rest of the state as this:
"We don't like them and they don't realize we exist." It's not too different from NYC and the rest of New York, for that matter.

As for the original post... Wikipedia actually has a disambiguation page for "The Valley". Maybe it's one of these: ;-)
My wife is an Original Valley Girl, as in she used to hang out at the Galleria about the same time as Moon Unit Zappa. When she says that something is in the Valley, I say "Oh, is that near Fresno?"
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The Orange Line bike path goes from Chatsworth to East Valley. There are a lot of stops, but it is a nice ride.
https://media.metro.net/riding_metro...ike_map_la.pdf
https://www.spinlister.com/blog/chan...ndler-bikeway/
Orange Line Busway - L.A. Bike Paths
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Old 03-29-18, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
My wife is an Original Valley Girl, as in she used to hang out at the Galleria about the same time as Moon Unit Zappa.
Did her mom make her do the dishes and clean the cat box?
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+1 for Google maps and bicycle setting, and Traillink dot com. I use a combination of both. I discover dedicated trails in regions I'm in with Trail Link. Read some reviews and descriptions, then look at em and plan em out on Google Maps/bicycle.

Valley... In my neck of the woods, we of course have our local "valley". It's locals have oddly adopted the trait of stereotypical SoCal Valley mindset. Credited to cultural emulation I'm sure.
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I've found that, TRAFFIC PERMITTING, centuries are much more fun on rural roads than bike paths or MUP's
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Did her mom make her do the dishes and clean the cat box?
I'm sure.
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We have a Valley St. in Willimantic, CT. Does that count?
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
So true. I'm a Northern California native, and can sum up the relationship between L.A. and the rest of the state as this:
"We don't like them and they don't realize we exist." It's not too different from NYC and the rest of New York, for that matter.
Same for Chicago and Downstate Illinois, "Downstate" being pretty much anything outside Cook County.

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I've found that, TRAFFIC PERMITTING, centuries are much more fun on rural roads than bike paths or MUP's
I am so envious of cyclists in Wisconsin with hundreds of miles of interconnecting Rails-To-Trails and all those rural blacktops........ My wife and I honeymooned on the Elroy-Sparta Trail 20 years ago this Summer. We still have those same bikes, well, the frames anyway. They've both had a couple makeovers since then.
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