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Old 08-01-09, 01:52 PM   #1
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Rosarito-Ensenada Ride in sept

Any of you guys gonna do it?

did a search and didnt see anyone mention it.

all that mention of it being the FINAL one last year. bah.

saw a thing in the LA times saying that there were no incidents and a pretty decent turnout for the last spring's ride.

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Old 08-01-09, 10:28 PM   #2
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no.

i don't know of anyone who is even semi-serious about cycling that still does that ride and never actually done it myself
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I thought the last R-E ride was the last one ever?
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I thought the last R-E ride was the last one ever?

yeah i thought so too. it almost feels like they were saying that so they could get more people to attend.


but yeah, looks like some other group took over and theyre running it again.



i've done the ride the last 2 falls and i think it's a great ride. the scenery cant be beat.

yeah, it's not exactly a race and yes, a lot of the people are newbies but i still consider a great event. I'm having a lot of people new to cycling go with me this year.
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no.

i don't know of anyone who is even semi-serious about cycling that still does that ride and never actually done it myself

I've done it 7 times myself and I think it's a prety badazz ride! Nice course, flats, rollers, climbs and a great tailwind into the finishing line. It takes about 5 miles to get thru the crowd then you can really open up. Trick is to start towards the front.

What I find funny is that the poor town roads are are better than those in Palmsprings..Now Palmsprings, I've done it about 3 times and can't figure out why so many riders still do that boring congested raggedy road ride!

We quit doing R-E when they started all that 'deposit on cars' and 'tax' talk.
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I've done it 7 times myself and I think it's a prety badazz ride! Nice course, flats, rollers, climbs and a great tailwind into the finishing line. It takes about 5 miles to get thru the crowd then you can really open up. Trick is to start towards the front.

What I find funny is that the poor town roads are are better than those in Palmsprings..Now Palmsprings, I've done it about 3 times and can't figure out why so many riders still do that boring congested raggedy road ride!:
The roads along Tour de Palm Springs can be raggedy. So raggedy that you will find a lot of cyclist repairing flats. Never once did I see that happen in Mexico. I could only imagine the numbers of drunk cyclist in Mexico increasing season after season.
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We're so far ahead of the drunks that I've never seen a drunk cyclist on the ride.

BTW, the roads are so bad on the PS ride that several cyclists crash right before the big rest stop (50 miles?) near the fwy and Dillon Rd.

What really scares me is tha mount of cyclist on the wrong sdie of the road (Dillon Rd). Big turcks flying at 70 mpoh and riders going head on with the "we are cyclist, you can't hit us/ we own the road today" attitude. Thats a little scarier than a drunk 10 miles behind me!

THe R-E ride is closed to traffic!

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I've done it 7 times myself and I think it's a prety badazz ride! Nice course, flats, rollers, climbs and a great tailwind into the finishing line. It takes about 5 miles to get thru the crowd then you can really open up. Trick is to start towards the front.

What I find funny is that the poor town roads are are better than those in Palmsprings..Now Palmsprings, I've done it about 3 times and can't figure out why so many riders still do that boring congested raggedy road ride!

We quit doing R-E when they started all that 'deposit on cars' and 'tax' talk.
2 years back i drove in and last year i took the outbackadventures shuttle from san diego. I'm taking the shuttle again this year. theyre really great and you end up not really spending much more and saving a lot of grief.

for 85-59 bucks they take you and your bike from SD down to the start area an hour before the start. They also provide a free continental breakfast and free water and gatorade before the start. At the end of the ride, they have unlimited beers and fish tacos waiting for you and you can securely leave your bike with them so you can walk around town. Then later on they drive you back to your car in SD.

so that pretty much saves you on the gas, the car, the driving in mexico part, mexican insurance, the finding parking in rosarito part, and also having to take that terrible shuttle in ensenada to take you and your bike back to the start area.
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2 years back i drove in and last year i took the outbackadventures shuttle from san diego. I'm taking the shuttle again this year. theyre really great and you end up not really spending much more and saving a lot of grief. for 85-59 bucks they take you and your bike from SD down to the start area an hour before the start. They also provide a free continental breakfast and free water and gatorade before the start. At the end of the ride, they have unlimited beers and fish tacos waiting for you and you can securely leave your bike with them so you can walk around town. Then later on they drive you back to your car in SD.

so that pretty much saves you on the gas, the car, the driving in mexico part, mexican insurance, the finding parking in rosarito part, and also having to take that terrible shuttle in ensenada to take you and your bike back to the start area
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That would be a good deal for me even if I don't do the ride.
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2 years back i drove in and last year i took the outbackadventures shuttle from san diego. I'm taking the shuttle again this year. theyre really great and you end up not really spending much more and saving a lot of grief.

for 85-59 bucks they take you and your bike from SD down to the start area an hour before the start. They also provide a free continental breakfast and free water and gatorade before the start. At the end of the ride, they have unlimited beers and fish tacos waiting for you and you can securely leave your bike with them so you can walk around town. Then later on they drive you back to your car in SD.

so that pretty much saves you on the gas, the car, the driving in mexico part, mexican insurance, the finding parking in rosarito part, and also having to take that terrible shuttle in ensenada to take you and your bike back to the start area.
I agree. I took the Outback Adventures bus this year and it was great. I really appreciated being able to avoid the hassle of parking, etc. The only down side I can say about the bus is that there were a few drunks on the last bus back to San Diego. They were quite rowdy at first, but thankfully they calmed down soon and the rest of the ride was peaceful.

For anyone who might want to use them, their address is
http://www.outback-adventures.com/
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By incidents, do they mean the drug cartels and kidnappings?
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By the way, when was it?

Was in TJ yesterday (Sunday 27) While waiting in line at the border xing coming back, late afternoon I did noticed many cars carrying bikes with race numbers still attached. It made me think about this ride.
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Was in TJ yesterday (Sunday 27)....
Yep, that was the weekend. The ride was on September 26 and you probably saw the stream of folks coming back after spending the weekend there in Baja.

The next one is scheduled for Saturday April 17, 2010.


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