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    Palomar Mountain 11/18

    If the fire is out and the roads are open, I'm going to do a Palomar Mountain ride on Sunday, November 18th. Start at Harrah's Rincon and ride up South Grade Road. Lunch at Harrah's.

    Meet at 7:30 am, start at 8.

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    sounds good to me

    Are you just doing the South grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    sounds good to me

    Are you just doing the South grade?
    I don't know. I guess it depends on who's there and how we feel at the time.

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    Start at 8, go up and down South Grade, and eat lunch after? We'd be eating lunch at 10:30!

    Umm, I'm a maybe.
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    The usual suspects, I see. <yawwwnnnn>

    OK, whatever - I'll do it.

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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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    yah just us locals LOL

    I'd be tempted to ride up South, down East, back up East (never done that one), Down south then lunch. should be 12-1ish by then. I'll be ready for the buffet for SURE!!

    only takes 2 1/2 hrs if that for an out and back to the store

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    South Grade, East Grade, then a trip to the observatory would make a nice epic metric.
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    Sounds fun. Put Mel and I down as probables.
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    Maybe. We'll see if my roadie legs are holding up.
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    I'd like to see the area again... count me in!
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    Fyi...someone might want to scout/drive that road prior to the start...chances are the Poomacha fire won't be 100% out by then, and South Grade is one of the main thoroughfares for the fire crews from Escondido. Two problems will be: they won't clean the roads until after the fire crews are done using them...meaning all the burnt jetsam will be on the shoulders. Also, quite a few homes have been burnt, so you might be dealing with demo crews as well.

    I'd almost rather deal with insane motorcycles than slow moving fire trucks.

    Also, air quality might suck, big time. I don't know if the General Store at the top survived, so water might be scarce at the top.

    I nominate Matt and Mel to drive down and check it out for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat View Post
    Fyi...someone might want to scout/drive that road prior to the start...chances are the Poomacha fire won't be 100% out by then, and South Grade is one of the main thoroughfares for the fire crews from Escondido. Two problems will be: they won't clean the roads until after the fire crews are done using them...meaning all the burnt jetsam will be on the shoulders. Also, quite a few homes have been burnt, so you might be dealing with demo crews as well.

    I'd almost rather deal with insane motorcycles than slow moving fire trucks.

    Also, air quality might suck, big time. I don't know if the General Store at the top survived, so water might be scarce at the top.

    I nominate Matt and Mel to drive down and
    check it out for us.
    For us? You're in?

    I plan on riding up there on the 12th or 13th to have a look.

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    We'll see...I've been totally out of my cycling regimen lately...just getting back into it again. For whatever reason, for the last month and a half, I just didn't have any desire or motivation to ride, run...nothing. I ran yesterday (5 miles) and felt okay, so my cardio didn't slip too much...I'm going out this morning for 30 miles...just to test that everything still works.

    We'll see how I feel in three weeks.

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    you need to ride the New part of Twin Oak rd that drops into San Elijo

    It will make you feel better!!

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    Hey Frank,
    I might be up for it too if it is not too cold and smokey. I'm with Jsigone - up South Grade, down East, back up East, down South. This is exactly 50 miles (from Harrah's) and last time it took me 5 hours, so if we start at 8:00 we should be back by 1:00. I'll confirm closer to the day.
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    On the 4th, they said there were no active hot spots but still some smoldering areas. I'm not sure on the locations the firemen are working in. But it's should be 100% contained right now. I'm sure in another week 1/2 should be read and clean enough to ride. I might drive up there the night before to check the roads out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    On the 4th, they said there were no active hot spots but still some smoldering areas. I'm not sure on the locations the firemen are working in. But it's should be 100% contained right now. I'm sure in another week 1/2 should be read and clean enough to ride. I might drive up there the night before to check the roads out.
    Call in sick on Monday or Tuesday and we'll do a scout ride.

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    I wish, I'm SOOOO behind at work right now!!!

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    I am 50/50. I am leaving for week to do some camping in Baja over Thanksgiving. If we leave on Monday then I will do this ride, if the group decides to leave on Sunday I will miss it.

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    Maybe.
    Never started at the casino before, is that close to the taco shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java man View Post
    Maybe.
    Never started at the casino before, is that close to the taco shop?
    The taco shop is on the corner of 76 and Rincon Rd. Harrah's is west about 1/2 mile on Rincon Rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java man View Post
    Maybe.
    Never started at the casino before, is that close to the taco shop?
    The taco shop does not want cyclists to park their cars in their lot anymore.

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    Gentlemen,
    Did anybody go up there to check the conditions?
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    What's the pace gonna be like? I'm a bit out of shape, having done no physical activity since my last ride two weeks ago.
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    I'll be recovering from a hard club ride saturday so I doubt my pace will be great + it will be my first time forced to climb Palomar with a 39x25 as my low gear. I'm predicting, slow and painful!!!

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