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Old 06-24-20, 06:08 PM
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I wrote my question as I was sitting here this morning trying to decide where to ride. I finally decided there's no better way to find out than to do it yourself, so I rode from El Dorado Park to the top of the dam and back. 54 miles. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. Like CAT7RDR said "the only problem were the usual zombie walkers". The whole ride felt really safe. A few small encampments but that's about it. I'll be doing it again soon.
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Old 06-24-20, 07:27 PM
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The one thing about the SGRT is when you start to get north of the 5 fwy is that it's very dirty. I can't believe how dirty my bike got on just 1 ride.
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new group loitering on lower SGRT running a cell phone app

this is an RFC, so has anyone else noticed this?

new riders loitering around entry/exits, mostly women on walmart style bikes. Don't seem interested in riding or meeting other riders in order to ride. They exclusively watch their phone, especially intently when passing other riders.

they sometimes fake punctures and if they converse with you, they talk gibberish, as if a third listening party is telling them what to say.

I was dumb enough to stop and help one of them finish a flat repair, she said she started her ride at Alondra/sgrt. When I rode by her, she was gluing a patch, so things looked like she might get stranded. I decided to go back and help.

They are mostly minorities, never wearing riding clothes. They always have a handlebar phone mount.
When doing my 8 mile circuit, they will still be there lap after lap, each lap takes 28 minutes or more.

My guess is someone is testing a `Contact Tracing` App, or some piece of the App. The App will
see how your WIFI/Bluetooth tries to connect to theirs and measure proximity - my guess.

I noticed them starting Sep 1, which was a Tuesday, an odd day for so many ladies to ride solo.

At this point I ignore them and now refuse to help any solo ladies that have problems on the trail.

cheers,

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Old 10-04-20, 06:20 PM
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The only thing I noticed on the SGRT this morning south of Dunlop Crossing to the beach is a lot more traffic and unsteady newer riders that slow to almost a stop going up the under bridge ramps. Good for the newbies to get out and ride but I was glad to exit and get on PCH south where I can relax and not fret being taken out by a Hello Kitty pink bike.

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