In a few weeks, my wife’s son from Fort Lauderdale may visit us here in Los Angeles. He’s a kick scooter fan, same as me. I decided to scout a specific scooter ride to see how it fits our scooting schedule during his brief stay.
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- A Familiar Scooter Route & Living On The Trail
- Your Feet Did Not Swell In Los Angeles
- Scooted In Los Angeles Among Light And Shadows
- Trail Of Life Ride With A Xootr Scooter
- Today’s Transportation Revolution With Julio Toruno
- Xootr Street Scooter Ride And The Great Egret
- Big Day For An Adult Scooter Ride And Birds
- Know Your Limits On A Kick Scooter Ride
- Solo Scooter Ride And A Woman Named Damaris
- Reflect On Change Of Human-Powered Devices
- Modern-Day Pandemic Hobos On Xootr Scooters
- Meet My New Xootr Scooter Girlfriend
- Feeling Good On Today’s Ride With Xootr
- The SwiftyONE MK3 Kick Scooter Vs Xootr
- Give Me The Simple Life On A Xootr!
Scouting the trails for a specific scooter ride
One of my favorite rides is down the San Gabriel River Trail from the Pico Rivera Golf Course (good parking, rest rooms, and a café), past my Northwest Passage exit across the railroad tracks from Amigo Park in Whittier, continuing on down the San Gabriel River Trail to Whittier Boulevard.
The oddly narrow trail underpass
There, we could take the oddly narrow trail underpass, risking collision with bicyclists coming from the opposite direction, or, turn right on Whittier Boulevard, go across the car bridge, then walk across to the north entrance of the San Gabriel River Basin. There’s a trail around the basin, sometimes with a broad expanse of water in the center, depending on how much rain we’ve had.
Half the basin’s central field spaces filled with water?
On this day, maybe half the basin’s central field spaces had water. I saw an elegant great blue heron perched on a log near the shore, and also a handsome red winged blackbird, wearing brilliant bright red epaulets on his shoulders.
My favorite trail ride memories
The ride, 7.2 miles in all for the round trip, covers many of my favorite trail ride memories.
On this day of exploration, I set out just before noon. It was in the 90’s. I carried water and a power bar. When our visitor is here, we should ride earlier in the day.
7.2 miles. An hour and change. On a hot day, this was long enough for me!
Will I ever repeat my 22 mile City of Hope to Norwalk Green Line Iron Man marathon ride?
I have to remember, if I ever repeat my 22 mile City of Hope to Norwalk Green Line Iron Man marathon ride, I should do it on a cooler day. For today, it’s a joy to be on my beautiful Xootr Street scooter. Getting ready for a visit from the prodigal son.
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