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Old 12-26-06, 12:06 PM
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Borrego Springs Century

The Borrego Springs Century web site has been updated with new maps and route sheets.
Please visit us on the web at www.julianactive.com
The stretch of bad pavement on S-22 is about 3 to 4 miles each way.
You can register on line or through a printable form from our web site.
Ride distances are approximately 35, 60 and 100 miles.
Event includes T-shirt, rest stops with fruit water, Dudley's bread, Peanut Butter and jelly, and after the ride Julian Pie and ice cream along with refreshments.
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Julian, can you give us some more details please. I checked your web site - there are two loops (60 + 40 miles). Do both loops start at the same place? Is the 60 mile loop the former "Borrego to Salton Sea" ride? You mentioned some bad pavement section of about 3-4 miles. How bad is it? Can a road bike handle it without falling apart? Any chance the road will be fixed by Jan 27? Also, the "directions" page didn't work. Can you provide a street address that we can use for directions? Thank you!
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Both loops start and finish at the same place which is the ride headquarters at Palm Canyon Resort. The address for mapping is 221 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004. The number of the resort for reservations is 800-242-0044.

Regarding the pavement. Yes it is rough but it is certainly doable on a road bike. It is not that long though and the rest of the ride has decent pavement.

The first loop is the same course as the Borrego to the Sea ride. The second loop only takes in a bit of the first loop so you get to see a different part of Borrego Springs.

This is a fantastic ride with great desert scenery and no stop lights and only a few stop signs.

Borrego Springs is big enough to have all the ammenities but small enough not to be an urban or suburban jungle. We feel it is the finest desert ride anywhere.

Thank you for the questions. We will be updating the direction link on our web page.
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Thanks a lot! Happy New Year!
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Are there any hotels relatively near the start?
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uhm.... the hotel AT the start! it'a a resort... i.e. hotel!
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So do we get discounted rates?
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Originally Posted by JimmyNH
Julian, can you give us some more details please. I checked your web site - there are two loops (60 + 40 miles). Do both loops start at the same place? Is the 60 mile loop the former "Borrego to Salton Sea" ride? You mentioned some bad pavement section of about 3-4 miles. How bad is it? Can a road bike handle it without falling apart? Any chance the road will be fixed by Jan 27? Also, the "directions" page didn't work. Can you provide a street address that we can use for directions? Thank you!
I haven't done this ride, but I've done that 3-4 mile section as part of another ride and I can vouch that it's a little bumpy but easily doable on a road bike.
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Old 12-30-06, 10:20 PM
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Julian, I'm seriously considering this ride but due to planning for my first double, I can't decide just yet. When is the cut off date for registering? I've heard very nice things about this ride when it was Borrego to the Sea.
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The cut off date is day of registration. You pay more and we might have to mail you your shirt. The only caveat would be if we reach our rider limit before then. If we do we will post it on our web site.
Double Century? Good luck!
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We have updated the directions page on our website. We are using Google.

For fun go to that page and click on Satellite and you wil be able to see a "jet's eye' view of the area. You can zoom in or out if you wish. Do a hybrid view and you can see roads as well. The Borrego Salton Seaway which is part of the course if very visible.
Here is the link:

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.107117&om=1
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I'm in!
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What's the climbing like for this ride (if any)?
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Originally Posted by chimivee
What's the climbing like for this ride (if any)?
We would estimate about 3000 feet of climbing for the entire ride. Around 2000 feet for the first loop and 1000 feet for the second loop.

If you check out our web site you will see there are elevation profiles for each loop.
www.julianactive.com
click on R&B Bicycle Club then click on Borrego Springs Century then click on map and profile.
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Hmmm....this is about two weeks out from Butterfield, so I might use it as a training ride. But I have to figure out if I can beg and plead with a BF member to stay at his/her place. After Stagecoach, I'm going to be on a budget! These rides and hotels cost $$$.
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Bummer...I think I'm going to need one more double metric+ ride before Butterfield, so I'm out for this one!
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Originally Posted by merider1
Hmmm....this is about two weeks out from Butterfield, so I might use it as a training ride. But I have to figure out if I can beg and plead with a BF member to stay at his/her place. After Stagecoach, I'm going to be on a budget! These rides and hotels cost $$$.
This one is half the price of Stagecoach. I think this plus the cheapest room at the hotel is around $120 total. I'll probably just drive up day of though.
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I'll do this one if I'm "allowed" to ... I'll drive the day of... ME, if I do this ride, you can stay here and drive over w/me in the morning if you'd like....
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I'll do this one if I'm "allowed" to ... I'll drive the day of... ME, if I do this ride, you can stay here and drive over w/me in the morning if you'd like....
I'm allowing you to.

So you're in?
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I'll do this one if I'm "allowed" to ... I'll drive the day of... ME, if I do this ride, you can stay here and drive over w/me in the morning if you'd like....
Trac, I'd LOVE to!!!! I'll bring you wine and buy you breakfast!!!! And I just PM'd you that I'd pick the mt bike up at Stagecoach, but I could grab it on the 27th and you wouldn't even have to do anything!!!! IOU! So, if that's the case - I'm in for this one!
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Originally Posted by merider1
Trac, I'd LOVE to!!!! I'll bring you wine and buy you breakfast!!!! And I just PM'd you that I'd pick the mt bike up at Stagecoach, but I could grab it on the 27th and you wouldn't even have to do anything!!!! IOU! So, if that's the case - I'm in for this one!
I'll know in the next few days... so I'll be sure to update ya
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Originally Posted by voltman
I'm allowing you to.

So you're in?
Hey Thanks Voltman!!!! Its a nice ride, tour of borrego was my first ride after I got my cast off and it was a great day! I really hope I can ride this one!
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I'll know in the next few days... so I'll be sure to update ya
Tell your DH that if he doesn't mind (and you can go), I'll bring him his favorite beverage of choice. Oh, and tell him I'm a very nice and clean house guest. I clean up after myself and I don't loot.
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I haven't really been "Training", but I have been riding out to Midnight Ridazz from the West side and back, so I guess I could tackle the 60 mile loop OK. I did the LA River ride with no problem last year, but that was flat. Never done a road ride with much elevation - I have no idea what 2 or 3 K elevation is like on a bike.

But then again, I just built a road bike a few months ago, after riding a Mountain Bike with street tires for years.

It's time to find out what these things are all about.

I'm driving down Saturday morning. Don't know if I'm doing the Century or not - which is why I kinda like this format.

Will throw some camping gear in the car. I like sleeping under the stars in the desert. If I do the century, I just might buy a 6 pack and go hobo in the campground.

Anybody else camping?

EDIT 1/26:

Scratch that - got a soccer game at 9:30 in the morning.

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So to recap, who is doing this?
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