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Old 04-16-12, 10:36 PM   #1
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Palm Springs ride advice

I have a meeting in Palm Springs this weekend and it looks like I will have about 2 hours free Saturday morning to squeeze in a ride - leaving from the Marriott Palm Desert area, hoping to ride right out of the hotel with no use of the car. Does anyone have a favorite route (20 to 30 miles - flat, hills whatever s close by - prefer moderate hills at most) they can recommend? I checked Map My Ride, but thought I would see what the experts on here think. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-12, 01:57 PM   #2
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You can ride up why 74 and back which gets kind of steep. YOu can also ride out to the cove in La Quita and back. Everything else will just be flat.
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Great - thanks!
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I like Cook, to Fred Waring, quick zip on 111 and back up Hope to Gerald Ford. Right on Ford, take the tail wind back to Cook. This is mostly flat. For some climb, yeah, up 74 but it does narrow. Remember water...it gets hot realllly fast out there.
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Up Hwy 74 is really nice, but if you don't like climbing you might not like it. You can also drive partway up to get past the worst of the climb and then ride what is mostly rolling hills from there. Once you get to the Sugarloaf Cafe you're past most of the climbing. IIRC there's a scenic overlook a bit below there where you can park, and there may be places up a bit higher where you could park as well. There's probably a lot less traffic up there than you'll get on most of the roads around Palm Springs/Palm Desert.
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Old 04-18-12, 09:31 PM   #6
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Thanks guys - I am sure to pack lots of water as the weatherman is calling for 100+ Saturday, yikes! Starting the ride really early - thanks again
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from the marriott palm desert area, i'd head east on country club and make a left (north) on washington. it will take you over the 10 freeway. continue north on washington, passing some retirement communities on your right, for a little over a mile and the road ascends a little hill and bends left (west). here the street turns into ramon rd. once you hit the curve, look for 1000 palms rd on your right after approx a half mile (no other streets out there to choose from). make a right (north) on 1000 palms rd and begin a 2-3% ascent for about 15 mins. it will take you through the scenic foothills and past the native palms preserve. you also cross the infamous san andreas fault. continue all the way to the stop sign at dillon rd. turn around and descend nearly the whole way to the retirement communities on washington/10 freeway. the maps show that you can make a right at the bottom of the 1000 palms rd descent onto ramon rd, head west, and hit monterey rd and 'loop around' to your starting point near the marriott but it's not recommended. the pavement on that stretch of ramon rd is not good and it is loose dog territory. better to return the way you came. that stretch of 1000 palms rd is...ihmo...the prettiest stretch of road anywhere near you. enjoy.
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^agreed! (besides hwy 74)
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