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Old 09-06-13, 01:13 AM   #1
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Route around Palomar?

It looks like I'm going to end up being in the San Diego area for a bit next week and I was wondering if anyone has any route suggestions for a solo century, and/or Palomar?

I'm looking to hit Palomar while I'm down there, whether or not I make it part of a century ride. Or anything else I should hit while I'm down there!

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 09-06-13, 01:32 AM   #2
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try this: http://www.strava.com/events/ATOC2013/Stage1
but to get the full palomar treatment, do it in reverse and ascend
the south grade instead of the east grade.
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Old 09-07-13, 01:19 AM   #3
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Looks fun.... how about water stops on it?
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Old 09-07-13, 02:54 AM   #4
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There are convenience stores in Ramona, Santa Ysabel, across from Lake Henshaw (a couple of miles from East Grade), Pauma Valley, Valley Center, and a store near the top of Palomar that's open weekends only.
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Old 09-07-13, 03:14 AM   #5
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Quasipun...if you do attempt it, an early morning start is recommended to be out of the valley center, pauma valley and lower slopes of palomar mtn areas since they heat up pretty quickly this time of year.

an added benefit is that an early ascent of palomar via the south grade will grant you lighter traffic.

if you can manage the ride during the week vs saturday or sunday, even better to minimize the team ninja motorcycle traffic.
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It should get much cooler next week. For the last few days it's been an oven out there. (As in, 90 F by 9 am and 100 F by 11 am).
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I am not a fan of the climb on the 78 from San Pasqual Valley to Ramona and would work around by Bandy Canyon to Highland Valley Rd as a loop. As far as the road from Ramona to Dudley's I hate it.

Ooga puts more miles in than me but I do not like that route

My route suggestion would be a taco shop to observatory and down east to mesa grande to Dudley s back up the east descend the south and be done.

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Gallo, that's a good alternate route. yah, hwy 78 is a little uncomfortable in places.
i actually prefer to ascend it to ramona and have never felt squeezed or had problems on the climb.
haven't had any problems descending it (except for the perennial headwind) but the flat
spell from the base of the climb to just before san pasqual rd. intersection is high traffic
(and fast at that) and w/o much of a shoulder too often. old julian rd is a good alternative
higher up the road since it limits your time on the 78 and is low traffic.

mesa grande is a joy to ride and is a must-do imho.
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Thanks for the suggestions! I ended up doing a modified version of Stage 1. Different Start/End took a bit of a different route at the start. Had to backtrack on Old Julian Highway and detour onto the 78 because the SD County sheriffs had a HARD road closure that was not expected to clear for 4-5 hours. Not sure what was going on, the guy I saw was decked out and had his hand on his pistol almost the whole time... I also went all the way up to the observatory, or to the gate at least since it was temporarily closed

Good ride overall! I can see the concern about the 78, it wasn't too bad overall. I left really early, so there wasn't that much traffic. And was definitely not that bad compared to the traffic I saw on the 330 for Ride Around the Bear this year!

Ended up being 122 miles, 10686 elevation
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Thanks for the suggestions! I ended up doing a modified version of Stage 1. Different Start/End took a bit of a different route at the start. Had to backtrack on Old Julian Highway and detour onto the 78 because the SD County sheriffs had a HARD road closure that was not expected to clear for 4-5 hours. Not sure what was going on, the guy I saw was decked out and had his hand on his pistol almost the whole time... I also went all the way up to the observatory, or to the gate at least since it was temporarily closed

Good ride overall! I can see the concern about the 78, it wasn't too bad overall. I left really early, so there wasn't that much traffic. And was definitely not that bad compared to the traffic I saw on the 330 for Ride Around the Bear this year!

Ended up being 122 miles, 10686 elevation
Was that yesterday?

http://www.ramonasentinel.com/2013/0...ona-and-poway/
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Yeeep, that would be it! I was just glad I didn't get caught in the middle of it. Everyone on the road in between their closures they were keeping there until it was all done D:
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