Bike the Coast - Taste The Coast Nov 2 2013
Is anyone doing this ride? It starts at the Oceanside Pier and travels down to Torrey Pines and back.
I don't know much about it; how it is organized etc. I have a friend who is a new rider and I agreed to do the ride with her (we are signed up to do the 50 mile route). Right now she is doing about 20 miles on the weekend and 1 ride of 10 - 15 miles during the week (with me as training). I keep telling her she needs to amp up her speed a bit, distance and intensity and we need to start doing some hill work (right now rides are fairly flat). I looked at the route map and am trying to figure out if the route goes up the Torrey Pine grade or turns around just before - anyone know? If we are climbing the grade, I need to get my friend out doing stuff like Newport Coast or Santiago Canyon.
Any insight would be helpful - note I have ridden down that way a number of times so think I am familiar with the route and climbing through certain areas but just want to be sure...