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Old 08-06-20, 12:55 AM
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try one but i would currently aim for the palomar/santa ysabel/mesa grande area vs julian/laguna/cuyamaca.

it was pretty hot up there. now it's cooler but windy (especially later in the day), it's getting warm up there again.

entire mesa grande stretch is nice on the weekdays. chill. north to south is preferred but north end has a steep
bleep mile-long climb at the start. south to north is generally uphill and rolling. either direction is good tho as mesa grande
is one of the sweeter backcountry roads in sd county. best in the spring with the greenery but always nice, regardless of the season.

ca hwy 76 is pretty dicey from the 15 fwy all the way to the turnoff for the east grade of palomar mtn. where the sightlines improve and the road straightens out.
the less time you spend cycling on the 76 between the 15 and the east grade turnoff, the better. the 76 east of the east grade palomar turnoff is fine.
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