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Old 09-20-18, 03:38 PM
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How's the biking around here? I know there are a lot of mountain trails that seem fun and they make it tempting for me to get a mountain bike more suitable but I've always wanted a road bike. I've never driven primary on the street with my bike. Is it a good ride here? Do I have to? Where's good places to go close by?

E: Oh yeah, do I need to wear a helmet? Will cops bother me about it?
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Helmet: state law is that 18 yr old and under are required to wear a helmet. For the rest of us it's optional. Frankly, if you ever get hit by a car (god forbid) there is no helmet that will keep you safe, but if you hit some wet leaves and go down, a helmet is a handy thing to keep your head intact. Your choice.
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Old 09-20-18, 11:39 PM
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Sycamore canyon is on the east edge of Poway, You have Mt Woodson if you have legs and lungs of steel starting from Lake Poway, west end is los penasquitos canyon trail system connects to Black Mt and Also goes up to Escondido along Del Dios, you can even take the trail west to past Del mar horse race track to the beach. Maybe 70-80mile of DIRT trail system, problem is water stops needs to be planned. Mission Trail Park also has bunch of nice trails and connects to the south edge of Sycamore.

check out Bill's sight, he has detail trail maps, trail heads ect ect
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if you've already got a mtb, i'd rock that until you get more familiar with the area and what you enjoy/looks exciting. ideally, you'd have both a mtb and a road bike to mix it up since
both can coexist evenly in the area. and yah, that damn helmet. squirrels love to run in front of you...there's always that random sharp dip/bump in the tree shadows and just plain inattention.
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You only have one brain.

I worked with a young man with TBI from a bike crash. I would not wish that on my worst enemy.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
You only have one brain.

I worked with a young man with TBI from a bike crash. I would not wish that on my worst enemy.
Yes, avoid TBIs. I took a crash and got concussed, haven't really been the same since. Although, I was wearing a helmet at the time.

I love the area around Poway, Ramona and Julian. But you will need some strong legs. Also, be careful on some of those windy mountain roads they might not have much shoulder and there's plenty of dumb city drivers to cause trouble.
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For road biking, head east, making a left on Rt. 67 to Ramona, taking 3rd street to Old Julian Hwy, past the turkey farms and Pine Hill Egg Ranch on hwy 78 and Dudley's in Santa Ysabel, making a left on Wynola Rd. (right on Farmers Rd.) to end up in Julian, which is at about 4,000 feet.

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