I live in Encinitas and would like to ride Palomar sometime before too long. I've heard it's a pretty epic climb and want to make sure I'm in the best possible condition before I attempt it.
Are there rides in the coastal San Diego area that simulate the grade of Palomar? I don't mind doing laps on some good climbs to practice.
I thought about riding in San Marcos, up by the Double Peak area...but I don't know. I would appreciate advice, tips, and suggestions on good training rides as well as any other pre-Palomar thoughts you might have.