After a brief recovery from our return from Rome, we left on Saturday morning for San Diego and planned three days of riding. We decided to drive so that carrying bikes and equipment would be easier. It is fun to visit places you have lived previously, behave like a tourist and have local knowledge. Our first ride was from La Jolla UCSD to Carlsbad and back along the coast. It was a beautiful day and the ride was as we remembered it from many years ago. We cruised along Torrey Pines road past Torrey Pines Golf course and past the glider port. We descended Torrey Pines Hill and were treated to the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean with Del Mar in the distance. We climbed the Del Mar hill and began our trek through the many beach towns along the ride arriving in Carlsbad. The total distance was 48 miles.
Bottom of Torrey Pines Hill view toward Del Mar
PCH approach to Carlsbad
When we lived in La Costa, we originated numerous runs from this location with a popular surfing beach called Swamis.
The next day we rode from the middle of Camp Pendleton, Marine Base, to San Juan Capistrano beach. This time, we had strong head winds on the way out and cross winds on the return. However, the 35 mile ride was magnificent with gorgeous views of the Pacific.
Here are some pics from San Juan Capistrano Beach
On Tuesday, we rode from our Hotel to La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach and did a loop around Fiesta Island - 30 miles
La Jolla Cove - a non-tourist shot
PB looking toward LJ
Heading toward Fiesta Island at Mission Bay