I'm trying to plan my annual birthday ride for either Jul 4 or 5 (5th is a saturday, but since 4th is a holiday my cycling buddies will not be working), and I could use some help.
I am currently "in training" for the Devil Dog Duathlon, so I want to incorporate the bike portion of that route (Stuart Mesa and Las Pulgas), and I want to make the whole route at least 43.5 miles (which rounds up to my age of 44), and it would be cool to start/end at Pizza Port on Carlsbad Village Dr. (Well actually, it is the ending at Pizza Port that really counts, if you know what I mean...)
I've found a route that I like (link ?), but (a) I'm worried about the uncertainty of Pendleton being open for cycling on any given day (last time I had to ride on the shoulder of I-5 and that was the pits!), and (b) I've heard that, even when the base is open for cycling, bikes are not allowed on Basilone.