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Old 07-24-19, 01:54 PM
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Riding from San Diego to Yucaipa... Best route past Temecula?

This is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30645297 I have never ridden in any area past Temecula before. So, I'm somewhat lost on what is the best route (safest, road conditions) to use to get to my destination. The mapping link is the route I found. . If you have any suggestions on alternative routes, please let me know. I don't plan to climb the mountain until the following day. :-)I'm also going back from this location to Valley Center, near Hellhole Canyon, 11 days later.Thanks for your adviceDave
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route looks okay. gonna be hot. you could angle over to winchester rd/hwy 79 which has a pretty wide shoulder for much of the route you'd be riding
but you'd hafta contend with the significant grade/hill/wind from gilman springs rd nearly the entire way to the 10 fwy. difficult. i would recommend
the 79/winchester corridor on the way back tho to take advantage of that long downhill into the hemet area.
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When I lived in Yucaipa this is how the local club would route the rides.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30663469
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i do think you're better off taking the rainbow canyon rd/rice canyon/couser canyon/lilac rd option back into
valley center on the way back vs the pechanga pkwy/pala rd/lilac rd (unpaved part). you could follow the 15 fwy corridor a little more
for more support if it's super hot. will still be fairly lumpy tho. the less time you spend cycling east west on hwy 76 between
harrah's casino and the 15 fwy, the better. you could also take sage rd-stiff climb-(or wilson valley rd to the 371, then east/left to the 79
past warner springs and the eastern end of palomar mtn) to the 79 and head east for approx 5 miles to aguanga, then to warner spring and
then to the 76 and west to valley center rd/harrah's area. the 79 carries a lot of traffic tho. i still like rainbow cyn/rice cyn/couser cyn/lilac rd
route the best to return to valley center for shade and lack of traffic. stock up/resupply in temecula. arguably the hardest route back.
arguably the easiest route back. any route back to valley center past temecula will involve nearly 3,000 of climbing.
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Route Modified

ooga-booga: I've modified my route to include part of 76, to where it meets up with Domenicati. After that road, 76 narrows.
I haven't done my Valley Center part... yet. I'm waiting on my friend to send his address. All I can say is that it borders Hellhole Canyon. He also lives off of a dirt road (maybe, Santee rd?) I'll be putting up a route soon enough.

tunavic: thanks for the link. Hopefully, some of it mirrors my route or makes a better alternative than what I came up with on my routes.
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Route: Yucaipa to Valley Center

I now have my route from Yucaipa to Valley Center up and live.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30511844

Comments:
I'm not fond of the area around Menifee and Nuevo, so I tried my best with google maps to find suitable roads to ride on. The bike infrastructure in Riverside County seems to be lacking

Also, my initial route has changed to put me through Hemet, Cherry Valley, Beaumont, and Calmesa, going through Gilman Hot Springs
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Originally Posted by Cykilist2 View Post
I now have my route from Yucaipa to Valley Center up and live.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30511844

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I'm not fond of the area around Menifee and Nuevo, so I tried my best with google maps to find suitable roads to ride on. The bike infrastructure in Riverside County seems to be lacking

Also, my initial route has changed to put me through Hemet, Cherry Valley, Beaumont, and Calmesa, going through Gilman Hot Springs
Be extra extra cautious on the Domenigoni Pkwy section.

Freeway speeds + driven by our area's numerous and less than attentive drivers.
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looks good. just make sure youíve got enough water/supplies to get you through the last 20 miles (nearly all your climbing) from temecula to valley center. i donít think thereís any convenience stores or the like along that last leg so stock up in temecula.
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Thanks for the quick reply, ooga booga. I've been the exact opposite way on these roads before, and know of the lack of traffic. At least Rice Cyn is downhill for the most part :-) Only part I haven't done is W. Lilac. Thanks for suggesting it. I had initially had me going on 76, and through some other well traveled roads, with no shoulder. I switched it on your suggestion Only diff is about 1,000' less of climbing compared to Couser/Rice/Rainbow No biggie. Mileage was the same. I'll know to stock in Temecula, and plan to.

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looks good. just make sure youíve got enough water/supplies to get you through the last 20 miles (nearly all your climbing) from temecula to valley center. i donít think thereís any convenience stores or the like along that last leg so stock up in temecula.
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Thanks for the heads up

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Be extra extra cautious on the Domenigoni Pkwy section.

Freeway speeds + driven by our area's numerous and less than attentive drivers.
Thanks for the heads up on that. I've not ridden that road before, and will be using it in both directions., Probably not much different than riding on the side of CA-67 from Lakeside up to above Poway.
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the less you're on hwy 76 between the 15 fwy and harrah's rincon casino, the better. road carries a lot of traffic these days and shoulders are...what shoulders?
rice canyon and couser canyon intersect with hwy 76 and you're on hwy 76 for a few dozen yards. that's it. couser canyon is one of the prettier roads in sd county.

lilac rd is a handy connector to a few roads. it looks like you can take it all the way to/from pala/valley center. you can, but the last two northern miles has a steep grade
(steeper than anything on couser) along with approx 1.5 of dirt just south of pala/hwy 76. worth doing at some point but i wouldn't recommend it for the first time at the
end of a long day. the nearby n/s connecting road of pala temecula rd is a quick way in/out of temecula...the road carries a lot of traffic and there isn't much shoulder for most of it.
comparatively, very few cars use rice canyon/couser canyon.

domenigioni pkwy is wide with wide shoulders and good sightlines. as mentioned, high speed with a decent amount of traffic. perfect and likely place for drivers to pay all their bills
online from their phone for the month while motoring along at 68 mph. if you can ride hwy 67 between ramona and lakeside, you'll be fine.

have a great ride!
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