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Old 01-19-11, 10:22 PM   #1
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3 hours from Barstow CA

Once again I'm stuck in Barstow. Logistics don't allow flying home to the East Coast for the weekend. So I have the weekend free having to be back in Barstow monday AM.

So where to spend the weekend to ride?

Vegas, Red Rock Canyon area would be an option. Palm Springs/ Joshua Tree is another, but I did that last week.

San Diego is another thought, and Solvang but it appears to be a bit of a drive.

Criteria are: 1) available bike rental, 2) warm weather, and 3) no more than 3 or so hours from Barstow. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-19-11, 10:42 PM   #2
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I think you're just under a hundred miles from Mt. Baldy and just over a hundred miles to Mt. Palomar.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:43 PM   #3
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How about the great city of Glendora. You have GMR (Glendora Mountain Road) up to Baldy village or down to the East Fork and down highway 39. Then there is always up 39 to Crystal Lake, and if the snow has melted, you can go up to Angeles Crest. Then there is always the San Gabrial River Trail down to the beach. Not a bad area if you are looking for 2 or 3 days of riding. If interested, PM me for more info, glad to help out.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:50 PM   #4
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Road, Dirt, Beach Bike Path?

Specifics could help you out here.
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Old 01-19-11, 11:53 PM   #5
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I'm guessing from your home location, screen name, and possible destinations, your inclined toward road, but as Crit says, some specifics might be helpful for responding more directly to your question. Off hand, other than the need to rent a bike, and I'm again guessing that Victorville may be a better option than Barstow, there's really no reason you have to drive anywhere. Red Rock State Park out of Vegas may be worth riding if your in Vegas, but I wouldn't drive to Vegas just for that. You can take 247 out of Barstow south to Lucern Valley, connect with 18 and go up to Big Bear Lake. Return the same way or head down to Arrowhead Lake or Crestline and back through Hesperia. Or you're not that far from Death Valley by going up to Baker and entering from the south end. Just depends on what you're looking for. Google Maps can provide a lot of info about your surroundings.
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Old 01-20-11, 11:15 AM   #6
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Rentals: There are two decent shops (B&L and Nytro) with available bike rentals up here by Palomar, and there are a lot of other great roads to check out besides Palomar.

Weather: In my next life I want to be a San Diego weatherman; you get paid six figures to put on an $800 suit every night and say, "It's gonna be nice."

Travel Time: 2:47, according to Gmaps, (but they probably assume we all drive the speed limit.)

Click here for the SoCal Route Repository for some riding ideas.


What size frame do you ride? If you're a big b@$t@rd like me, my Schwinn Peloton might fit.

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