Southern California Southern California

Santiago Creek Road

Old 09-18-22, 11:17 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 22 Posts
Santiago Creek Road

Last Friday I was riding up the Creek trail where it goes under the 22 Freeway. A good number of Homeless were standing in the Trail and raised their hands for me to stop. I saw what happened to Reginald Denny. I took off up the side of the Bridge and around the group. They made no effort to chase me. I felt like I was going to be robbed. Iím a big mean looking Guy, I could imagine what would happen to somebody of less size and surlyness. Be careful and donít ride alone thru there alone if you can help it. It is filled with junk, bikes, surfboards and trash and broken glass, and a bunch of Trolls.
Cyclcist11023131 is offline  
Old 09-18-22, 02:56 PM
Full Member
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 259

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Liked 236 Times in 102 Posts
I rode it early am starting at the north end at the Collins/Prospect curve and exited at Broadway then south to Santa Clara over to the SART last summer. Did it mainly as a one & done to see if it was worth riding more often. Agree the further south the sketchier the area I wouldn't recommend going past Hart Park at the most. A few junkie bums here & there but not nearly the situation you encountered.
2seven0 is offline  
Old 09-18-22, 04:45 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Alamitos, Calif.
Posts: 2,490

Bikes: Canyon Endurace

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1052 Post(s)
Liked 934 Times in 543 Posts
I appreciate the heads up. That is an alternate route I would probably have been on now that it's cooling down. We would take the trail north through Hart Park and then to Villa Park and then head towards the beach. I remember there being a bunch of "Junkie" types around the park. Not the usual homeless, but people who looked like they had nothing to lose. Not enough to scare me off but we were keeping our eyes open.
TakingMyTime is offline  
Old 09-21-22, 08:08 AM
Senior Member
Garfield Cat's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 7,086

Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 480 Post(s)
Liked 88 Times in 68 Posts
The river trails seem to be the place for the marginalized. I wonder what would happen when the project to revitalize the Los Angeles River is started or completed. Will the marginalized element still remain? There's a social cost to fix this if we want a social benefit.

Do the organizers to revitalize put this into their ongoing budget?
Garfield Cat is offline  
Old 09-28-22, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2022
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

Whoever this is hacked my account!
Cyclist009813 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.