I've mentioned that the riding here is stellar. The climbs are endlessly long. The descents are a total bomb. What still blows me away is getting back into the San Gabriels, or the Santa Anas, and you completely forget you're 40 minutes away from 11 million people and endless concrete. I've found some guys to ride with who figure out the route, the ride logistics--all that--and who don't mind if I join along. Below are some pics from this weekend's ride where we explored some trails in the San Gabes.