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Old 07-07-03, 12:14 AM   #1
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Some Calif. rides commute pic's.

Just in case So. Cal. riding interests you thought share couple pictures of San Diego rides. First scene is through Temecula wine country onway to work. Ca poppies hover over vineyard

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Boreggo climb where gregg LeMond trained
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Couldbe driving the backed up freeway. No bikes allowed . ok with me.
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This is durectly across the street from where we stayed last week in Carlsbad,
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Coming into Temecula from Rainbow Pass into work
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I have yet to do the Borrego Climb. Have done nearby Palomar Mtn. climb about 4 times. That is enough. Borrego is about 4000 ft. in six miles. Want to.
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Denver. Maybe you stayed at the Carlsbad Condo complex. ? Clear enough day you can barely see the well known Torrey Hill Climb just south of Del Mar about 20 miles away. Must have been an Santa Ana (prevailing wind) day to be that clear.

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wake up on a free morning, we head for a hill ride east of town
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Man, thanks for the pics of the Temecula Valley Cyclezealot. I just moved from Murrietta to the east coast and I have been missing the old haunts lately. My favorite ride was the loop thru Tem. wine country from the parking lot of Back Alley bikes. One of the nicest 50 milers I have ever done. Now I am motivated to go out and do my morning 30 miler in this awful stuff they call Humidity back here in maryland. <shiver>

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Looks like you've got a very nice commute. I wish mine was that interesting. Reminds me that I need to get hold of a digital camera from somewhere.
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Denver. Maybe you stayed at the Carlsbad Condo complex. ? Clear enough day you can barely see the well known Torrey Hill Climb just south of Del Mar about 20 miles away. Must have been an Santa Ana (prevailing wind) day to be that clear.
We stayed at the Best Western Beach View Lodge.

Yes, I climbed Torrey Pines this trip on my mtn bike.

I used to work on Palomar mountain and would drive up regularly. Never rode my bike - that would be a real challenge.

My 8th grade class party (all eight of us graduating from Julian Elementary) was held in Borrego Springs.

Years later, I had my car door bent by the high winds as we stopped at an overlook to Borrego going there through Ranchita. Same grade!! In fact, I think it was the same overlook.

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I know a poor picture, but reason prefer to ride to work; traffic is backed up onfreeway half way to Rainbow pass.
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Denver. Would you agree, grade up from Boreggo is far worse than Palomar Mtn. climb. Wish I had pic's of Palomar Mtn. climbs.
Was your class party at the state park? Riding about Julian, in fact growing up there is pretty special.
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Denver. Would you agree, grade up from Boreggo is far worse than Palomar Mtn. climb. Wish I had pic's of Palomar Mtn. climbs.
Was your class party at the state park? Riding about Julian, in fact growing up there is pretty special.
I think they are both extremely challenging. I once read that Palomar Mtn was rated internationally in the top climbs??? Generally, I went to Borrego through Julian down 78.

The party was at one of the resorts (there were very few then) in Borrego Springs - pool, etc. I guess that would have been about 1952

When I was in SD last week, I stopped by Descanso School where I attended 3rd and 4th grades in a 2 room schoolhouse (1-4 in one room, 5-8 in the other). It now has one room for each grade!! I guess that is progress over 55 years. The 2 old classrooms still look the same, though. I think I even recognized the globe on the table. Also, there is now a school in Pine Valley - (we rode our bikes through and around PV - I lived in the old firehouse for one summer) sort of an amalgamation of double-wide trailers - not much to brag about. Gray Davis - you should be ashamed

We went 15 miles to get to Julian to school (5th-9th grades) - 6 miles by car to Cuyamaca Lake and then 9 miles by bus through Harrison Park, etc., to Julian. Sometimes we had to hike the 6 miles home. We did manage to get a fair number of snow holidays. However, whenever it snowed our single telephone strand connecting us to the world (a 9 person party line, our number was 2 longs and two shorts) would break, so we were never quite sure.

For the 1st couple of years we had our own generator before commercial electricity.

Sigh - memories.

You ride from Fallbrook to Temecula?? That is one long challenging ride. I was in Temecula last week - went through on wway to visit nephew in Hemet. Wow, have both towns changed. My cousin, Joe (Travis) Hart owns Hart Wineries in Temecula. Haven't seen him in 30+ years, though.

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A brief Google yields this about Palomar Mtn:

http://a.rn11.com/yh/pu/yhgeouspu.htm

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I'll start things rolling with the nastiest climb inmy neighborhood: the climb up Palomar Mountain innorthern San Diego county, California. South GradeRoad (S6, I think) from Pauma Valley up to the top ofPalomar Mountain climbs 4200' in 11 miles. If I did the math right, that comes out to an average grade of 7.2 percent or so. In fact, in an article written for the Rec.Bicycles FAQ, Bruce compared it favorably withthe 1st Category ascents in the Tour de France.
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