On a Sunday morning, my friend Jorge and his son Chris and I enjoyed a perfect scooter ride From Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia, CA, to Lashbrook Park in El Monte, on the Rio Hondo Bike Path.
A perfect scooter ride of 8 miles round trip
Usually we do a one hour six mile ride, with a turnaround at Fletcher Park. The weather was so good on this day that we extended the ride to Lashbrook Park, for an eight miles round trip.
At the turnaround point
At our turnaround point in Lashbrook Park we sat at a shaded table for water and energy bars.
I have memories of interactions with gang guys and homeless people at this park on this trail. Wishing them all a good morning, and always receiving cordial waves back. One time observing a drug deal happening between three or four guys standing a few yards off the trail.
Jorge pointed out a home just over the wall from where we sat at Lashbrook Park, with every window on this side of the house covered with impenetrable steel bars of one sort or another. Hard to make one’s escape in the event of a fire!
The electric powered scooter
Chris rode his electric powered scooter, same as when we three had ridden at the San Gabriel River Basin a few weeks ago. Chris left us behind at the outset, powering along at 12 mph in contrast to our foot-powered speed of 6.5 mph.
That scary, possible, out-of-control downhill run
Jorge and I did pretty well considering that we stopped a few times to track where Chris was, and we also slowed down to traverse two underpasses where one can rattle along at 15 mph on the downhill side, hanging on tightly to roughly vibrating handle bars on the Xootr scooter, It isn’t worth a possibly fall on these out-of-control downhill runs.
Live to fight another day!
Easier to brake on the downhill, and walk up the other side.
To live to fight another day!
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