Sunday morning, we joined Sole Runners, Isabelle, Kathleen, and Monica, for an easy 30 mile ride on the Santa Ana River Trail.
The marine layer was absent and the weather was much warmer than past weekends.
The morning of July Fourth, I met up with another Sole Runner, Richard, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library parking lot and we headed north on the San Gabriel River Trail.
I was pleasantly surprised by how good my body felt after doing 30 miles the day before.
To avoid the scorching heat, we exited the river trail and set up shop in the shade of a gas station.
Neither one of us had ever changed a tube before but I assured him I was confident I could do it.
A half hour later, we were on our way to continue our 50 mile ride in the hot Southern California sun.