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    Temecula area riders

    Hey everyone, first post here....

    I recently moved to the Temecula/Murrieta area of southern california. Are there any riders down that way? San Diego and LA are a bit far for some fun rides. Any help would be rad... thank you!

    -Brian

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    probably best to hang around a LBS for this info. Im in Newport Beach.

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    Thanks for the idea man... I wish i had the free time to go hang out at a shop. I will call in or stop by for a few minutes and see if I can get some info. A lot of mountain bikes out this way. I saw a few road bikes so hopefully i can track down a fixie or two.

    I moved from out your way. I was spoiled with having friends and guys that road so much out there.

    Thanks again!

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    probably best to ride around on your bike for this info

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    Ya my plan was to ride a little this evening when i get home and once it cools off. i need to explore the area anyways.... hopefully i run in to some people.

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    I live in Murrieta and you can cycle on Jefferson all the way down to old town Temecula. There is also a bike path along Winchester right off the 15 heading east. It's not too long, but its a paved bike path along the river bank. Hope this helps!

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    Moved from SS/FG to SoCal regional forum.
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    thank you! Sorry for the incorrect placement!

    and thank you for the advice everyone.

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    Two bike shops in the area for info on that are Jax, and Bike Warehouse.
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    Just ride. You'll find folk.

    I hear there is a casual group meet up at the Jax Bike Center on Saturdays around 8am. (or something like that)

    Although riders are out far earlier.

    -------Cal Spas--- they ride fast... they start where "IE Bikes" "used to be" on Whitewood. That's about all I know. Pedal Mashing all the way, 25-30mph, you may be dropped.

    -------Ride up and down Whitewood/Margarita From the 79 to Menifee. Most days you'll see folk there.

    -------Or ride south on Clinton Keith up onto the Santa Rosa Mesa... you can do an out and back turning around on Los Gatos, BUT DO NOT GO DOWN LOS GATOS. It is POSSIBLE to go down and do a loop around to De Luz (I think) and come down into Temecula from Rainbow, but once you commit to going down, heading back is NEAR IMPOSSIBLE without mountain bike gearing and an iron lung. If you go down, don't let off your brakes, ever. If you let go for 4sec. you'll quickly accelerate over 50mph, and melt your brakes trying to slow down. (Los Gatos is between 13%-30% grade...) I once heard of a person who was new to the Cal Spas riding group who "bombed" down the road, he didn't stop until he hit a solid wall across the intersection at the bottom. He left in an ambulance and the police report said he hit the wall "over 70mph".

    -------You'll also see bikes heading out toward's Tom's Farms (and back) on Temescal Canyon

    -------Or take Temescal Canyon to Green River and down the Santa Ana River Trail to Huntington Beach. (if you go one way it is 60 miles from Elsinore, 75 from Temecula) (plan someone to pick you up or ride back.

    -------From the 79 you can ride over to Rainbow

    -------Or take the 79 out to the Temecula Wine Country, you'll often see bikes on the side roads wandering the rollers between vineyards.

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    ^^ Some good rides listed there. You can get more detailed rides & route sheets from the clubs & bike shops in the area

    CA Pools / CFS Mortgage Cycling team (I race with this team) - Intermediate to Advanced rides available on Sat. morning, Sun. morning, & Wed. evening
    http://www.capoolsracing.org/

    Jax Bicycles Murrieta - Beginning to Intermediate rides available almost every day of the week.
    http://jaxbicycles.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jax-Bi...a/180601715199 << Facebook is the best way to get info from the Murrieta Store

    The Bike Shop Temecula - Good shop in the Temecula area. Have some rides but I'm not familiar with their schedule
    http://thebikeshoptemecula.com/

    ie Bikes - My personal favorite shop in Murrieta (now on Washington Ave.) They don't have any current organized rides but Matt (the owner) is a good guy to know if you need work on your ride.
    http://www.facebook.com/ie.bikes

    Temecula Velo - Another local club with Beginner to Intermediate level rides. They also organize and multi club ride once a month that gets good attendance.
    http://temeculavelo.wordpress.com/

    Cast A Shadow (sorry I don't know their website) - A good club with some advanced riders. Look for them on Strava.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbyrne84 View Post
    Hey everyone, first post here....

    I recently moved to the Temecula/Murrieta area of southern california. Are there any riders down that way? San Diego and LA are a bit far for some fun rides. Any help would be rad... thank you!

    -Brian
    And...Congrats. You moved to one of the best places to ride in SoCal!

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    thanks for all the rides and shops guys... that is a huge help. Didn't have a chance to get out this weekend. we got a new dog so my hands were a bit tied up hahah. I'm hoping to get out and cruise one evening this week and maybe do an early morning ride sunday. Hopefully I run in to some of you. I'll be the guy on the blue fixed gear accidently turning the wrong way because he doesn't know where to go!

    rolling around the hill by the vinyards sounds awesome, might need to give that a try one of these days!

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    Fixed?!! Whoa... I have no experience riding one of those, I usually only see them on the SART.

    I imagine hills can be challenging to go up and down.

    Other shops worth checking out are Jenson USA (corona), Bike Bling (Escondido) or Trek Superstore (Oceanside?)

    You may find yourself buying a second bike with more gears for riding some of the bigger hills. (once again, I'm ignorant on how hard it is to sustain climbing/descending on a fixed gear)

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    ya down hills can be rough sometimes. I lived up in SF for school so I got used to hill quickly! Some people can be idiots and bomb hills too big for their riding. Your legs accidently locks up and your done. Luckily you're never too cool for an emergency brake up front haha. it is kind of like a skate board... if you want your climb to be easier, get lots of speed approaching the hill and use that energy as long as you freaking can!!! i definitely want a bike with some gearing for longer progressed rides, but I will always love my fixed. Plus it is fun to cruise on.

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