Bike Jamboree #Stage22 arrived to Los Angeles, California / #ScoutsPoland #BikeJamboree

The trail to 24th World Scout jamboree in West Virginia continues…

#stage22 Bike Jamboree has reached the end of his path. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰
Los Angeles greeted us with rain. It’s almost all the time the third day. โ˜” However, we can not complain about the weather. Only a few days during our trip it was raining. And we got wet only once, when in the rain two hours we covered one hill. California showed up on the good side. ๐ŸŒž

Los Angeles gives us rest. We found a shelter at Eco Village, which is reportedly also in Poland. The rain keeps us under the roof with tea and a book. We wash bicycles, saddlebags, so that #stage23had clean equipment. ๐Ÿšดโ™€๐Ÿšดโ™‚
Tomorrow we expect beautiful sunny weather – up to 20 degrees Celsius. We should go a little sightseeing and show you some cool city views. ๐Ÿ™

The most interesting place we visited last days is Joshua Tree Park. ๐Ÿ‘ At the beginning, a solid climb to an elevation of over 1000 m. where the temperature has dropped to 3 degrees. Views in the park, however, compensated for the difficulty of the crossing. ๐Ÿž
After leaving Park, we found hospitality with Elka and James from Joshua Treed Food (www.joshuatreefood.com).
On the occasion of our visit, they organized a party that was visited by a lot of people from the area. Elka prepared Polish dishes – krupnik, dumplings, cabbage, she made even rolls straight from the oven. ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ
On the party we met Tad, who offered to transport us with his pickup truck through a piece of the highway where there is no alternative road. It turned out to be very helpful, because the road in the rain with the speeding trucks could not be the safest of the saddle. โ—
In the meantime, he also took us on delicious coffee and showed his company True Position Tools, and we went on a roll of food to leave. ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช

An interesting situation also met us in the village of Banning. We were invited to dinner for Mrs. Marta. The housekeeper, however, due to family problems could not arrive on time, so her neighbor let us into her home. Marta ordered a pizza for us and we spent the evening on her couch, eating pizza and watching “Ghost Busters” from DVD 

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America is a country of extremes. You can meet so many good people sharing with you everything they have, and nearby whole groups of homeless people are camping in tents or sleeping on cardboard boxes under any roofing …. ๐Ÿค”

In San Bernardino we were hosted by Mike, a former professional sniper. Five long missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The house has three sniper rifles. We could not resist taking pictures of them.
Mike’s hobby is playing the guitar and drums. So the guys did a good jam session. ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ Jarek remembered in an instant how he plays guitar after eighteen years! 

๐Ÿ˜ฎ Mike’s neighbors had a tough evening … ๐Ÿคฃ
Mike also made us Mexican tacos – we were eyewitnesses of Taco Tuesday 

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ

This is where we finish cycling. We traveled a total of 1772 kilometers for 23 days. We did not have a single break at that time.
That’s what our last struggles looked like:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2074605378
https://www.strava.com/activities/2077289672
https://www.strava.com/activities/2079376170
https://www.strava.com/activities/2081763041
https://www.strava.com/activities/2083801491

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