Archive for the ‘Long Beach’ Category

Dominguez Hills w/Long Beach Loop by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

December 11, 2012

11December 2012

Went with a couple of friends on an easy, relaxing ride with only one small hill.  To see all the details of this ride all you need to do is click on the Link below: 

Dominguez Hills w/Long Beach Loop by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Downtown Long Beach – Potholder by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

November 28, 2012

28 November 2012

A nice day for a breakfast ride with SCOR Cycling Club to Downtown Long Beach.  A map of our route with all the details of the ride can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Downtown Long Beach – Potholder by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

QUEEN MARY LOOP by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

November 27, 2012

27 November 2012

Beautiful day for a bike ride with two of my friends to the Queen Mary and beyond.  You can see the details of today’s ride including a map of the route, by clicking on the link below:

QUEEN MARY LOOP by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

Had a nice day of cycling with SCOR on their weekly Wednesday ride.  For the details of today’s ride you can click on the link below:

DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Ambrosia Ride by wildwes49

October 16, 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011:  Today’s ride began at Liberty Park in Cerritos, CA.  Our ride took us down South Street to the LA River Bike Trail and continued to the shoreline in Long Beach.  We followed the coast to Junipero where we headed inland a couple of blocks to Ambrosia Cafe for breakfast.  After breakfast we continued on Broadway and a few other streets until we got to Bellflower Blvd.  We headed north on Bellflower Blvd and right on Spring St to the San Gabriel River Bike Trail, which we took the rest of the way back to Liberty Park.  It was an easy ride at a comfortable pace.  You can view the details of today’s ride by clicking on the link below.  

Ambrosia Ride by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Long Beach Loop then Huntington Beach by wildwes49

October 15, 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011:  This morning my ride started from Seal Beach, CA.  I rode up the San Gabriel River Bike Trail to meet some cycling friends.  From there we rode back down the San Gabriel Bike Trail to Downtown Long Beach for breakfast at Park Pantry.  After breakfast we continued our ride to the Los Angeles River Bike Trail.  When we got to Del Amo Blvd, I left the group and rode with one of my friends to his house for a visit.  After a nice visit with him and his wife I returned to Seal Beach and was greeted by another friend who asked me if I wanted to do a little more riding.  I had only ridden about 37 miles so far so he and I rode down the coast to the Santa Ana River in Huntington Beach and back giving me a total of about 60 miles for the day.  You can view the details of today’s ride by clicking on the link below:

Long Beach Loop then Huntington Beach by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Bike Ride to Eggs Etc by wildwes49

October 13, 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011:  This morning I left from Seal Beach, CA and cycled north on the San Gabriel River Trail about 8 miles to Liberty Park in Cerritos where I met with 11 cyclists from my bike club, SCORccc.  Our ride went south on the San Gabriel River Trail and followed the coast north to Downtown Long Beach where we had breakfast at Eggs Etc on 6th and Redondo.  After enjoying our breakfast we headed back to Liberty Park using surface streets.  I stayed with the group all the way back to Liberty Park and then returned to Seal Beach, also on surface streets.  It was a relaxing ride and the weather was warm but very nice.  You can click on the link below to view the details of today’s ride.

Bike Ride to Eggs Etc by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Long Beach Marathon and Bike Ride by wildwes49

October 9, 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011:  Today I was up and ready to ride before sunrise.  My friend Eric met me in Seal Beach and we rode a couple of miles before we met with Mike and Marvie, a couple more friends from my bike club, SCORccc.  At 4:45 AM we continued our ride to downtown Long Beach for their annual Marathon and Bike Ride.  On the way there, Mike got a flat tire.  It is a good thing we started our ride early so we have enough time to fix the flat.  While we were fixing the flat tire, Lance, another member of our club rode past.  He stopped to visit as we continued with the flat repair.  We then all continued to the start line and got ourselves in position for the ride.  There were thousands of riders there ready to ride at the start time of 6:00 AM.  Even with all the riders, it was not as chaotic as I had expected.  After only a few miles, Eric decided to take off ahead of us.  The rest of us tried to stay together.  At one point, Mike got hit by another rider.  She also took 3 other riders down and then just kept on going without stopping.  We waited for Mike a little while, but he disappeared from sight and it was too crowded to go back to get him.  We continued our ride with no further incidences and Mike caught up with us just a few miles before the end of the ride.  Afterwards, we relaxed and listened to a small band and checked out a few of the vendors before getting back on our bikes and heading home.  This ride has numerous charities that you can choose from to donate to.  My charity of choice for this ride is the Alpenglow Hospice which helps the terminally ill live the remainder of their lives in dignity.  Their website is http://www.alpenglowhospicefoundation.com.  In the picture are my friends, Eric, Lance, Mike and Marvie.  You can check the stats of today’s ride by clicking on the link at the end of this post. 

Long Beach Marathon and Bike Ride by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Preview of Long Beach Bike Tour by wildwes49

October 6, 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011:  This morning I rode from Seal Beach to the Long Beach Convention Center where they will be having their annual marathon and bike ride this coming Sunday, 9 October.  This event has many charities that you can choose to donate to.  My charity of choice is Aplenglow Hospice and I will be riding my bike on the 26 mile course.  I downloaded the route to the 26 mile course and took a preview ride to check the mileage at each turn point and to see the route first hand before doing the actual event.  It will be dark when we start the actual ride on Sunday so today I took a few pictures of sights you may see on this ride.  Below you will see the Catalina Express, a boat that takes you to Catalina Island.  Across the bay is a nice restaurant with a great view.  We circle around the lighthouse and go past the Long Beach Aquarium.  As we cycle along the beach bike path you can see the Queen Mary next to the Spruce Goose Dome.  We also ride through the Long Beach State University and pass by their famous pyramid.  They are expecting a large crowd on Sunday and it should be a lot of fun.  I will try to take some more pictures during and after the actual ride.  After I completed the course, I returned to Seal Beach with about 40 miles.  There is a link under the pictures that you can click on to view the stats of today’s ride.

Preview of Long Beach Bike Tour by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

A Taste of Italy by wildwes49

September 26, 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011:  It was a beautiful day for a bike ride this morning.  I arrived at Liberty Park and was met by one member of my club for this morning’s ride.  We headed into Long Beach where we took a tour of an area called Naples.  After riding through this very scenic area by the water we contininued on to Huntington Beach where we had lunch at Lucci’s Italian Deli.  The last part of our ride was along the coastline and up the San Gabriel River Bike Trail back to Liberty Park.  You can view the details of today’s ride by clicking on the link below:

A Taste of Italy by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.