Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day Fifteen, 090315 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Day Fifteen, Date Sunday, March 15, Time 10:20
Time in Saddle: 16:16
Distance for the Day: 54.12 miles: From Eastern L.A. To Rancho Cucamonga
Accumulated Trip Distance: 613.46
Altitudes: Starting 677’, Highest: 1634’, Accumulated: 1893’
Speeds: Avg: 8.6 mph, Max: 50.9 mph (unlikely)
Weather: Mild, overcast, clearing as moving east
Expenditures: $3

No pictures this time- sorry! Left Auntie Elsie’s at 10:20am and didn’t hardly even get to Glendale before my left rearview mirror fell off! I recovered it, and put it back on – no other parts seemed to fall off, so that’s good. Don’t know why it did that, but I’m going to have to keep an eye on it, to see if it tries to do that again. Stopped at a gas station to get a quart of Gatorade ($3) and turn in some rather soggy but apparently still readable lottery tickets (+$14!). Left L.A. heading east on Colorado, then Royal Oaks, then Foothill, and hit Hwy 15 at 6pm. It was getting dark by this time, so I headed up to the higher ground of Rancho Cucamonga and found Edwards’s Community Church, where I knocked on the door to a knife wielding caretaker! He was totally cool, but prepared for trouble from a night time knock on the door. He offered the use of the bathroom, and even gave me a couple of sodas. I parked on the concrete behind the church, which was an old one (I think he said it was a protected historic building). I slept very well, thanks to my air omattress, and I like concrete, as it’s very clean. Got to sleep at just about 8:30pm.

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