Today Daniel and I tested out our new bikes by riding the Santa Ana River trail 17.5 miles. Another 10 miles and we would have made it to the beach and back, but since this was a shakedown cruise it was just fine.
My bike performed great and I spent time trying to figure out the Italian gear system to find a comfortable cruising speed. There were a lot of other bikers as one would suspect on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, so we were conscious not to block the speedsters.
I’m looking forward to riding to work on a regular basis and weekend trips down the river. In the future it would be nice to get a car carrier and explore some of our National Parks via bike!