Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > > >

Southern California Southern California

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-07-06, 08:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
jbdmd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Specialized S-Works FSR
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good climbing in San Diego

Any suggestions for good long low traffic road climbs in San Diego area?

We are new to OB and can ride or drive out!

jbdmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-06, 08:34 PM   #2
riding once again
jschen's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: '06 Cervelo R3, '05 Specialized Allez
Posts: 7,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How big a climb are you looking for? Along the coast, Torrey Pines grade (between La Jolla and Del Mar) is about 1.5 miles and 400 vertical feet. Climbing Mt Soledad (between La Jolla and Pacific Beach) gives you a somewhat longer climb (600-700 vertical feet depending on the route). If you want a steep route, go from the north side, up Hidden Valley and Via Capri. Farther east, Scripps Poway Rd offers a pretty long, modestly steep climb from Poway out toward CA-76 with wide shoulders all the way. If you're looking to climb for over an hour, there's always Palomar. (Hit it on a weekday or very early on a weekend to avoid traffic.) And nearby Mesa Grande has a leg burning stretch to tire you out some more if Palomar alone doesn't do the job.
If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.
jschen is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:43 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.