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    4 Lakes ride

    I have a map in my office, and I keep staring and contemplating about this ride that would take me around Lake Mathews, Lake Skinner, Lake Elsinore, and Lake Elsinore. Do not know anything about the roads that I would take, but will need to get it out of my system before summer June. Anyone frequent any of these roads ?
    Cajalco Road
    Ramon Expy
    Benton Road
    Del Portola Road
    Winchester Road
    La Sierra Ave
    El Sobrante Rd
    Hansen
    Juniper Flats Just to name a few
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
    I have a map in my office, and I keep staring and contemplating about this ride that would take me around Lake Mathews, Lake Skinner, Lake Elsinore, and Lake Elsinore. Do not know anything about the roads that I would take, but will need to get it out of my system before summer June. Anyone frequent any of these roads ?
    You said Lake Elsinore twice.

    I've done Lake Matthews starting in Corona.

    http://app.strava.com/activities/36040293

    I wouldn't recommend doing that hill I did near Lake Matthews if you plan on doing a longer ride, its a leg sapper

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    Do you mean Mathews, Skinner, Elsinore and Perris? (And it should be 5, since Diamond Valley Lake is in the way and hard to avoid.)

    I don't know much, except that I've been at campgrounds on Elsinore and Perris. Lake Elsinore area is sketchy, there are lots of cars and not enough bike lanes. Also, June would be the absolute latest to do this, or it will get really hot.

    Don't go on Ramona Expressway, it's basically a freeway. Cajalco does not look too good either. In fact, I'd swing north of the lakes and try to make my way to Gilman Springs Road on smaller streets.

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    De Portola is a wonderful road, but there are a couple jogs to get around some unfinished dirt sections that are not worth it unless you're on a full squish 29er downhill rig. Riding around Lake Elsinore is just awful. I do it a couple times a year because of brevets. Heading south to Murrieta on the west side of the lake is interesting. No shoulder, sub-standard lane width, and the road is always dirty. Bonus hard man points if you do it at night by yourself. I swear you can hear banjos playing in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertkat View Post
    De Portola is a wonderful road, but there are a couple jogs to get around some unfinished dirt sections that are not worth it unless you're on a full squish 29er downhill rig. Riding around Lake Elsinore is just awful. I do it a couple times a year because of brevets. Heading south to Murrieta on the west side of the lake is interesting. No shoulder, sub-standard lane width, and the road is always dirty. Bonus hard man points if you do it at night by yourself. I swear you can hear banjos playing in the background.
    Oh yeah, I meant lake perris. Man, the responses are making me lose interest in this ride real fast. Maybe I'll plan something further east soon

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    check out the Hemet Double and Single century, it covers alot of those areas
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJClay View Post
    check out the Hemet Double and Single century, it covers alot of those areas
    Will do. Sounds like a good way to get to know the areas..

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    TJCLAY!!!!! Thanks bro! This is perfect. Its in April and only $45

    http://www.inlandempirecycling.com/H...met_header.htm

    Will only do the Century and maybe a good 1st double for next year.

    Anyone else itnerested in doing it ?

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    I am doing the double this year as long as I make it though Solvang in two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesper4 View Post
    I am doing the double this year as long as I make it though Solvang in two weeks.
    Cool, let me know what time you start. And good l uck on Solvang

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