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Test post of picture - Can be ignored (nm)(11 posts)

Test post of picture - Can be ignored (nm)lc21998
Jan 25, 2004 4:33 PM
TOO LATE!!!Akirasho
Jan 25, 2004 5:00 PM
... now, I've been traumatized for life...

Be the bike.
Looks like Los Angeles to me.....nmDave Hickey
Jan 25, 2004 5:06 PM
How'd you know?mickey-mac
Jan 25, 2004 5:17 PM
That little red tarp on the chain-link fence to slightly to the right of center in the picture is the back wall of my "house." My '72 Ford Econoline van is parked about 50 yards away.
I thought it was the balboa(sp?) bike pathDave Hickey
Jan 25, 2004 5:23 PM
It looks like the bike path I ride when I'm out in LA on business.
Close - It's the Ballona Creek bike pathlc21998
Jan 25, 2004 5:36 PM
This is the entrance at McManus Park in Culver City.
Close - It's the Ballona Creek bike pathDave Hickey
Jan 25, 2004 5:40 PM
That's where I ride. I start in Manhattan Beach and ride the strand up the Ballona bike path. Question. How far east does it go?
You're looking at the farthest East it gets.lc21998
Jan 25, 2004 6:16 PM
At the western end of the path it goes over a bridge (over Ballona creek) and then drops you out on the bike path on the sand in Playa del Rey. From that bridge to the point you see in the picture, which is the end of the line, is about 6.6 miles. (Or maybe 6.8, I can't remember exactly.) But the path surface deteriorates quickly once you pass the Duquesne exit. There's usually lots of gravel or even broken glass on it and it's pretty uneven.

I've just reread this and it's completely confusing. Basically, you can ride the path a little over 6.5 miles east from the water's edge. (None of which I did today because my wife wasn't feeling well and I cared for the kiddos but that's a different story . . .)
You're looking at the farthest East it gets.Dave Hickey
Jan 25, 2004 6:29 PM
I wasn't too far from the end. From Playa del Rey, I rode east about 5 miles and turned around. I ride every day when I'm out in LA on business. I ususally leave the office at about 3:30 and ride for a couple of hours. Most of it is on the strand but I'm rarely there in summer, so it's not too busy.
You're looking at the farthest East it gets.lc21998
Jan 25, 2004 6:33 PM
I live about 2 miles from the end. Riding on the roads in LA is suicide so whenever I want a quick ride, I do the bike path. It's pretty ugly but usually deserted. There's talk about a renewal project for the creek and for the LA river in general. It would be nice but then it would probably get too crowded.

About 5-10 years ago, the creek had a bad reputation. Supposedly, people would hang out along it and steal bikes. It's pretty good nowadays and I've never had a problem.
Ain't that from the movie "RAD".... (nm)RemmingtonShowdown
Jan 26, 2004 5:17 AM