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08-12-20, 02:09 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

i did the boulder creek/ca hwy 79 loop clockwise...

i did the boulder creek/ca hwy 79 loop clockwise which is how i recommend doing it. did it on '23's as always.
i think i only had to dismount to cross boulder creek and to climb a loose, steep hill...
08-12-20, 01:01 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

try this site: Gravelstoke ? Home...

try this site:

Gravelstoke ? Home (http://www.gravelstoke.com/)

also:

https://theradavist.com/

east county, the mtns and the desert should keep you busy. those along with the paved roads....
08-12-20, 12:31 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

the gravel lot is huge. have parked there without...

the gravel lot is huge. have parked there without incident probably 5x in the last 2 years. will reevaluate next trip up there.
08-11-20, 12:39 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

have never seen the signs for that lot. maybe...

have never seen the signs for that lot. maybe i've just missed them (i'm usually very cognizant of those kinda things tho...not looking to get towed/blocked in/etc postride). maybe the signs are new....
08-11-20, 01:27 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

it's even better in spring when it's green. ...

it's even better in spring when it's green.

i'd also recommend nearby wynola rd and farmer rd up the hill closer to julian. if you park in that large gravel lot just north of the julian pie...
08-11-20, 01:16 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

i tried it a few years ago coming from ramona,...

i tried it a few years ago coming from ramona, hoping to ride it all the way to mesa grande and make a loop ride out of it
by taking the 78 and old julian rd. back to the start. 35-40 miles or so....
08-06-20, 11:22 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

looks like the next 5 days or so along the 79...

looks like the next 5 days or so along the 79 corridor are doable if you can be bothered to wake up early. temps and winds are both lowish before noontime
from descanso to palomar mtn. if you decide...
08-06-20, 11:00 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

yah, mesa grande is a chill road for sure. woulda...

yah, mesa grande is a chill road for sure. woulda done the harder, northern climb and back down today if i had more energy but i didn't and was happy with my ride as it was.

wind was perfect today...
08-06-20, 01:12 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

the main thing is to get your posterior out...

the main thing is to get your posterior out there. gotta pick your spots when driving to a riding start. may or may not work
but always have a backup plan/location in mind in your first choice is...
08-06-20, 12:55 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

try one but i would currently aim for the...

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),...
08-06-20, 12:11 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

julian and mt. laguna areas are cooler but super...

julian and mt. laguna areas are cooler but super windy. gnarly crosswinds west > east. santa ysabel and palomar mtn areas cooler and a little less breezy. personally aiming for a little mesa...
07-04-20, 01:20 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

you can ride most of it now (except borrego...

you can ride most of it now (except borrego springs). area will generally range from 75-low 90ís from now till early october. i will usually skip it tho once it gets above 80. the uv rays in the mtns...
07-04-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

lilac, couser cyn and rice cyn are all worthy....

lilac, couser cyn and rice cyn are all worthy. lilac splits into west lilac and lilac. lilac ends/starts on its north junction w/hwy 76 with approx a mile of dirt and a pretty stiff grade. mix in any...
07-04-20, 01:06 PM
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Posted By ooga-booga

the rides donít have names that iím award of. ...

the rides donít have names that iím award of.
the descanso, mount laguna, julian, santa ysabel, palomar, ranchita, borrego springs
stretch in san diego county-imo-is arguably the best in all of...
07-04-20, 03:40 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

otay lakes rd is nice. del dios hwy is sweet....

otay lakes rd is nice. del dios hwy is sweet. harmony grove is bucolic. lilac rd/rice cyn/couser cyn is awesome.
the de luz area on the northern border of san diego county/southern border riverside...
07-04-20, 03:28 AM
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Posted By ooga-booga

best times for gwl and palomar are any time of...

best times for gwl and palomar are any time of year. have ridden both in every month of the year with careful weather following.

you can ride great western loop/great western divide any time of...
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