California (Dreaming) Biking!!
Day 48 July 20th San Bernardino, CA to Arcadia, CA 50 miles Total Miles 2, 564
Weather: Warm 98 degrees, sunny and slight head wind
We woke up today in California – YEA!! Our first task was to return the U Haul to the closest rental agency, so we packed up our bags and put them and the bicycle back in the U Haul for our approximately 3 mile drive to the return site. Once there we pulled everything back out of the truck, checked the truck back in and headed west on our bicycle.
After the first eight miles on the road we arrived at the Pacific Electric Bike Trail and were in for a great 18 mile ride on one of the best trails we have ever been on. The trail took us thru cities, orange orchards, rose gardens, residential and commercial/industrial areas. It was very well designed with many intersection crossings, some with priority push button signals across smaller roads and the crossing of major roads with the route taking you to the closest controlled intersection. It was interesting they even had separate push buttons at the intersections for walkers, bicyclist and even horse back riders( their buttons were up high so they could reach them from horseback).
After we got off the trail we were traveling on city roads with great bicycle accommodations. Many of the roads had bicycle lanes so we had lots of space to travel along the busier roads. California does a nice job of building their roads for all users – it is really nice to see.
We have started to see lots of Palm Trees and Joshua Trees, it is fun to see different types of trees and flowers.
Tomorrow we will complete our trip with about thirty miles to go to Santa Monica. We have enjoyed the trip but it has been a lot of work so we will be glad to get done.
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