This past Sunday I took Juan on a mixed terrain ride around Bonelli Park. It’s one of my favorite, local to me, spots to ride. It’s about 2 miles from my doorstep, and it has trails for any bike and any mood. Full road, gravel, or mountain trails, and you get great views of Mt Baldy, Cal Poly Pomona, Puddingstone Lake, and even DTLA.
Growing up near the park, I've never experienced much of it on the bike. I've been on many family trips to the lake, but biking through the park is a different experience. With the nice views of the lake, people water skiing and fishing, it's nice to hit the dirt trails and then relax by the lake and watch the sunset.
The bike I chose to ride was my 90’s KHS Montaña. Got the frame from the Bike Kitchen and built it up with a Surly fork and some Velo Orange Klunker bars. Super fun for just cruising or getting shreddy.
I have bags on all my bikes, and this one usually has a basket up front with a Burrito Supreme as a saddle bag.
I put it in “shred” mode by taking off the basket, moving the Burrito Supreme up front, and a Drafter out back!
I love bright colors, and the frame, if you look at it closely, has pink splatter on it. So when I found a Burrito Supreme with Pink in it, I had to get it.
Can’t wait for more bags and more rides! Without them, where the heck am I going?
Words: Dr. Ew
Photos: Juan Gomez