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Old 03-04-09, 01:05 PM   #1
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Ma and Pa Kettle goes to Sandy Eggo...

So Gramps has been summoned to Sandy Eggo by his darling daughter, who is now scheduled to go Hospital to deliver the expected wunderkind, on Thursday - prolly induced. So a long weekend is planned.
So excitin it all is, I'm Stoked!
So I know the proud parents are not gonna want us hanging around all day. So I'm thinkin to load up the 2-whlr and maybe do a daily ride while in SD.

Anyone in SD area have references for 'show-up' kinda rides on Friday, Saturday or Early Sunday in SD?
Pace not an issue, easy, hard, its all good and fun
Preferrably 30 to 40 mile kind cause I should prolly only disappear for a couple hrs...
tanks...
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So Gramps has been summoned to Sandy Eggo by his darling daughter, who is now scheduled to go Hospital to deliver the expected wunderkind, on Thursday - prolly induced. So a long weekend is planned.
So excitin it all is, I'm Stoked!
So I know the proud parents are not gonna want us hanging around all day. So I'm thinkin to load up the 2-whlr and maybe do a daily ride while in SD.

Anyone in SD area have references for 'show-up' kinda rides on Friday, Saturday or Early Sunday in SD?
Pace not an issue, easy, hard, its all good and fun
Preferrably 30 to 40 mile kind cause I should prolly only disappear for a couple hrs...
tanks...
It is always fun to take the bike path around Mission Bay and related parts. Speed limit is about 8 mph, as I recall, but it is pretty and refreshing.
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Holy cow, who remembers Ma and Pa Kettle! They used to run them on Sat. afternoon when we had a black and white TV. Very un PC today.
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Old 03-04-09, 02:53 PM   #4
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Here's a good 50 mile route that I laid out for another person wanting a day ride in San Diego.
San Diego Half Century
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You could shorten that by going from east to west on Mira Mesa Blvd at the top end instead of the designated route. Its got pretty good roads most all the way and a variety of terrains and vistas from good climbs to a long flat stretch where you can watch the jets come into Miramar.

You don't say where you'll be in San Diego, though I guess it would most likely be near Children's Hospital or UCSD. The route goes very near UCSD Hospital, and Children's is located centrally within it so you could ride over and pick it up at just about any point. It also means that if she is at Childrens, you could hurry over from any point.

Or for something different, you could treat yourself to some open training at the San Diego Velodrome in Balboa Park. Here is the Velodrome Riding Calendar
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I used to pay money ($.15) to go see "Ma & Pa Kettle" movies in the theater. Strange that they were so popular in my hometown (pop. 3703), where everyone worried about being a hick from the sticks.
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Where's DG when you need him?
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At the picture show watching Ma & Pa Kettle.
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Thanks to those who did reply.
Wife and I will almost certainly promenade Mission Bay, for sure.

Otherwise, thanks for the half-century ref. and also for the SD velodrome - I completely forgot about it...
I'm gonna have to remember to check for open practice sessions when I again get to SD - which will prolly be a lot more frequent, what with the addition to the family.
Need to 'service' the trackie and get it track worthy again.
Meantime, since not many 50+rs from SD seem to know group ride info for the area, I'm gonna have to get my hands on that SoCal pub which lists many of those rides... No worries, a solo ride is always looked forward to. Just thought i get in some fun socializin.
maybe next time...
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I went and found some links since no San Diego cyclists piped in.

San Diego Bicycle Club

San Diego County Bicycle Clubs

If you go to Mission Bay, don't forget the Giant Dipper. You can skip Sea World. There will be too many occasions to go there with a grandchild.



Sandy Eggo says "Come On Down".

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Here! I somehow completely missed this thread!!!

Anyhoo, the advice above is spot on. Another good ride is around the perimeter of the city of Coronado, and then down the Silver Strand and back. Beyond that, there are a couple of reservoirs that have paved roads around 'em, like Lake Murray and such, which are great rides although repetitive.

If you're so inclined, take Interstate 8 east a bit, get off in El Cajon and park the car, and then take the bike up into the foothills.

Have a great trip!!!!!
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Did you try MapMyRide? also maybe the San Diego cycling coalition can point you to some group rides--or the local bike shops that sponsor rides.
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also just thought of posting in the SoCal forum.

Artkansas, Thanks for the SD BC link, their Saturday ride looks like fun and lots of variants...

also got a ref from SoCal for the Cyclo-Vets, and they have some good rides.

the idea behind goin in a group ride is soz I don;t have to think of route-mapping - I can just be another sheeple on the ride and count on local expertise... woiks for me
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Pa Kettle: You know, Ma, I bet you once had an hourglass figure.
Ma Kettle: Yeah, but the sand sure shifted.

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