« on: December 25, 2008, 11:23:54 pm »
Well, bobbirob22 I live in Long Beach, south of LA and have two riding clubs, both in Orange County just so of LB with which I ride regularly. So at that most of my riding is in Orange County a much more bike friendly area.
Concerning riding the river trails: I ride both the San Gabriel River which is just W of LB, and the Santa Ana RT, which is about 20 miles down Pacific Coast Hwy. While one writer pointed out how much fun it is going up river with the breeze at your back, it can get rough if a Santa Ana wind is blowing down river. River trail riding is fun but there's the odd walker and worse, new riders on bikes which suddenly have a flat, or the rider who neglects to prepare for the 20 mile ride, prepared to do only the 20 down (or up) and lacks the training to make the round trip ride.
But the real riding goes on on the streets of Tustin, Irvine, Lake Forest, Santiago Cyn, Weir Cyn. Yorba Linda and more.
So, bobb, come join the fun. Temp. now is in the 50's, chilly for many but manageable.